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Michael Davidov was born in a family of professional musicians and showed a very particular understanding of the musical ideas since the earliest childhood.
He finished his studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona
under Prof. Ramon Coll, obtaining a total amount of nine honors, and was given the University Director’s personal recommendation. Further studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Prof. Mikhail Petukhov, the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, under Prof. Grigory Gruzman and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria under Prof. Pavel Gililov.
Michael Davidov performed as soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the Symphony Orchestra of Rostov, the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Granada, the Orquestra J. Strauss of Roma, under the conductors Enrique García Asensio, Paul Mann, Salvador Mas, Valery Khlebnikov, Dariusz Mikulski, Rastislav Stur, Haris Iliadis, Nicola Samale, to name a few.
M. Davidov is a prizewinner of many international piano competitions, such as the International Piano Competition Delia Steinberg in Madrid, International Piano Competition A. Skavronsky–Inspiration in Volgodonsk, Concorso Pianistico Internazionale G. Pecar in Gorizia, Concorso Pianistico Internazionale F. Chopin in Roma, International Piano Competition G. Thymis in Thessaloniki, Concorso Internazionale di Pianoforte M. P. Monopoli in Barletta, Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Città di Massarosa, International Piano Competition J. N. Hummel in Bratislava, International Piano Competition Cidade de Ferrol, International Piano Competition in Jaén and International Maria Canals Music Competition in Barcelona.
Besides his concert career, Michael is also a pedagogue and a composer. In 2010, Michael Davidov became Germany’s youngest piano dozent, after winning an Associate Professor position at the Hochschule für Musik F. Liszt in Weimar. During the academic year 2011-2012 M. Davidov headed the piano class at the University of Augsburg in Germany. Michael Davidov has been invited as a juror at international piano competitions and has headed piano masterclasses in several countries. In 2013 Michael Davidov has founded the Marbella International Music Festival and became its Artistic Director. At the present moment, Michael Davidov is professor for piano and chamber music at the Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona.