Misha Fomin began studying piano at an early age in Nalchik (Russian Federation), and his outstanding early promise blossomed into graduation with distinction from the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music. He studied with Lina Bulatova, herself a pupil of the revered professor Helen Gnessina and legendary H. Neuhaus, and later became her assistant for two years.
In 1996 after a successful career in Russia, where he gave numerous recitals all over the
country, he decided to broaden his musical horizons and moved to the West. He attended several masterclasses given by L. Berman, K. H. Kämmerling, B. Rhingeissen and followed post-graduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar and the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam.
After winning major prizes at international piano competitions Misha was invited to take part in important events such as ‘Chopin-Liszt’ Festival in Leipzig and perform with first-class orchestras. Misha Fomin is now extensively in demand throughout Europe and is frequently heard in TV and radio broadcasts. Recordings he made have received critical acclaim in the leading classical piano magazines.
Recent performance highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall in New York (USA) The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and The Musikverein in Wien. Future engagements include The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Fairfield Halls (London, UK)
Misha has always been renowned for his fine communicative skills in front of an audience, allied to effortless technique and inspiring musicianship in everything he performs.