Steinway Society - The Bay Area launches 29th Season with pianist Nikolay Khozyainov. Live and Live Streamed

Presented by Steinway Society The Bay Area

Steinway Society – The Bay Area presents Nikolay Khozyainov making his West Coast debut performing at the historic Montgomery Theater in San Jose on October 7, 2023

Steinway Society – The Bay Area is pleased to announce the launch of its 29th Season with a performance by Nikolay Khozyainov, one of today’s most remarkable classical pianists. The concert will take place on October 7, at 7:30 pm at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose, California. To meet the needs of a diverse community of patrons, Steinway Society also offers a live stream option to watch the concert live and provide “unlimited listens” for 48 hours afterward. Complimentary program notes and a recorded pre-concert lecture by classical music expert Dr. Gary Lemco are available for ticket holders at

Khozyainov’s musicality and formidable technique have thrilled audiences around the world, and his recitals and concerto engagements include sold-out performances on the world’s foremost stages. In 2012, he won First Prize at both the Dublin International Piano Competition and Second Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, where he also received several special prizes, notably “Best performance of both Concertos voted by members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra”, “People’s Choice”, “youngest finalist”, and for his performances of Liszt and Schubert.

Khozyainov has performed with leading symphony orchestras, including those in London, Tokyo, Sydney, Warsaw, and Russia, as well as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, The Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

Born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia in 1992, Khozyainov started to play piano at the age of five, and at the age of seven he made his public debut with the Handel Piano Concerto at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He graduated from the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the Gold Medal and “The Best Student of the Year” award.  Khozyainov now lives in Germany, where he received an Advanced Degree at the Hannover Hochschule fur Music. In November 2022, Khozyainov was awarded the Gold Medal of Peace from the United Nations Peacekeeping Force - the Blue Helmets. 

“The Music World is taking note of Nikolay Khozyainov’s stunning virtuosity and prodigious technique.”  - The New York Times

City: Saratoga
Price Range:
$25 to $70

Program Items

Chopin Nocturne D-flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
Chopin Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48 No. 2
Chopin Ballade No. 4, Op. 52
Ravel-Khozyainov 3 Movements from Daphnis et Chloe
Scriabin Sonata No. 9, Op. 68
Scriabin Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23
Scriabin Sonata No. 5, Op. 53


Nikolay Khozyainov Pianist

McAfee Performing Arts Center

McAfee Performing Arts Center

20300 Herriman Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
United States