Sergei Nakariakov


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Valerio Novara


Sergei Nakariakov, the russian born israeli trumpet player, has established himself as one of the most sought-after trumpet players on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, a suave and velvet-toned sound and a deep sensitivity he was named “The Paganini of the trumpet” and “Caruso of the trumpet”. Nakariakov has single-handedly brought the flugelhorn to prominence on the concert platform. He has developed long-standing relationships with many of the world’s most respected leading orchestras, conductors and musicians.

Nakariakov’s repertoire covers not only the entire range of original literature for trumpet, but is continually expanding into broader territories, comprising many fascinating transcriptions and commissions by Peter Ruzicka, Uri Brener, Enjott Schneider, Fazil Say and Jörg Widmann, while he searches for ever new means of musical expression.

Nakariakov’s season is marked by a series of high-profile concerts. In addition to the world premiere of Fazil Say’s concerto for two trumpets, Nakariakov will present his artistic diversity with concerts in Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, Argentina, Brazil and Japan.

The program will include the trumpet concerto by Fazil Say as well as Jörg Widmann’s concerto “ad absurdum” and Haydn C-Major Cello concerto arr. for fluegelhorn as well as Rococo Variations by P.I. Tchaikovsky in the arrangement for flugelhorn.

Nakariakov has performed with many of the world’s most respected conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Saulius Sondeckis, Christoph Eschenbach, Yuri TemirkanovJiří Bělohlávek, Jaap van Zweden, Yuri Bashmet, Sir Neville Marriner, Mikhail Pletnev, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Hugh Wolff, Ton Koopman as well as great orchestras. Furthermore, he regularly collaborates with many of the world’s leading musicians like Vadim Repin, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Emmanuel Pahud, Julian Rachlin, Dmitri Sitkovetsky for chamber music projects. With the pianist Maria Meerovitch and his sister, Vera Okhotnikova, he combines a long musical-friendly collaboration.

Sergei Nakariakov’s discography with Teldec Classics International (Warner) has drawn the most enthusiastic public and critical acclaim and incorporates the most famous original repertoire trumpet as well as numerous arrangements for trumpet and flugelhorn. With Luiza Records Nakariakov founded his label and released the double CD “Methamorphosis“ with chamber music and orchestral works by Widmann, Schumann and Fauré. The upcoming project is a dedication to the flugelhorn with arrangements of Mozart and Beethoven.

Born in Gorky Sergei began to play the piano when he was six years old, but moved on to the trumpet, a change of direction in which he was supported by his father, Mikhail Nakariakov, who has transcribed many classical concerts for the trumpet and created a unique repertoire for Sergei. He gave him his technical knowledge and helped him to develop still further his exceptional feel for music.
Nakariakov is an exclusive artist at AR Ressonance with his trumpet. He plays the flugelhorn by Antoine Courtois, Paris.


“Sergei Nakariakov plays the trumpet the way the rest of us breathe – if we are lucky.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“In Sergei Nakariakov Widmann found a soloist to whom he could write an almost unplayable solo part.”
Online Music Magazin

"With a golden-melancholic tone, light, extremely agile in the coloraturas - technically, everything is possible with Nakariakov. Read complete review
Badische Zeitung

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Viotti Festival 2020

Paganini Caprice n. 24

Arutunian, Trumpet Concerto

Introduction and Rondò Capriccioso

Lensky’s Aria from “Eugene Onegin”

Septet for piano, trumpet & strings