It was a pleasure to once again go to watch the wondrous talent of Brother Hando Nahkur performing this time with the Irving Symphony Orchestra. Nahkur is emerging as one of the great new concert pianists.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Gabriel Chodos, a Certificate in Performance and Master’s of Music degree from Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Boris Berman and Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University School of Music, where he studied with Tamas Ungar. Currently Nahkur is continuing his studies with Joaquin Achucarro at SMU Meadows School of the Arts.
He has garnered many top prizes in both national and international piano competitions including the USA, Canada, Estonia, Italy, Russia and Greece. In recognition of his achievements he was awarded a prestigious Golden Medal of Merit in Canada.
April 13, 2013 Nahkur performed with the Irving, Texas Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor. This piece is judged by experts to be one of the most difficult piano selections in the world to play. After a flawless hour long performance Nahkur received three standing ovations from a most appreciative audience.
When Nahkur isn’t studying and practicing, arranging music, making CDs, teaching piano and playing for his church every Sunday he spends time with his Masonic Lodge in Fort Worth Texas.
It took more than 6 months for Nahkur to start from scratch and learn Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3. The Beehive congratulates Nahkur’s accomplishments and continued success. As he is a regular reader of The Beehive perhaps you might want to pass onto him your congratulations also!