Mark Demidovich, a native from Kostroma, Russia, is dedicating his life pursuing the mastery of the piano. In 2016, he attended and played several times as a guest soloist for David Dubal's class 'The World of the Piano' at one of the world's leading music schools, The Juilliard School. Prior to attending Juilliard, in 2013, he finished studies for the Artist Diploma at the Long Island Conservatory of Music with Professor Tamara Poddubnaya. In 2011, under Professor Albert Tarakanov, he graduated from the Saratov State Conservatory founded in 1912, which is the third conservatory in Russia after those established in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Mark has performed many solo recitals and appeared as a guest soloist with orchestras in Russia, Bulgaria, Sweden and the United States (including Carnegie Hall, The White House, Metropolitan Museum and Lincoln Center).
He has also been a prize winner at several competitions, including the Maria Yudina International Competition in St. Petersburg and the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” Competition in Dobrich-Albena, Bulgaria. In addition, he won the Grand Prix at the Stockholm International Competition in 2010, and the Grand Prix of the LISMA International Competition in 2011 at the Long Island Conservatory of Music. Most recently, he won the Grand Prix at the Morgan Park Young Performers Talent Competition held in Glen Cove in 2012.
He has participated in numerous music festivals, including the 6th - 9th International Piano Festival ”Music Without Borders” in Bethel, Maine since 2012, the 9th - 11th Annual International Piano Festival in Portland, Maine since 2012; International Music Festival “River of Talents”, St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010; International Music Festival “Hopes, Talents Masters”, Dobrich-Albena, Bulgaria in 2008. He has also joined master classes with distinguished pianists such as Frank Glazer, Ekaterina Murina, Vladimir Mishchuk and Aldo Ragone.
Mark Demidovich has been invited as a jury member at the 10th and 11th LISMA Foundation international competition in 2013 & 2015 as well as at the 2nd - 4th annual Soloist Competition at the Long Island Conservatory of Music since March 2014 until March 2016.
Currently, as an owner of South Florida Conservatory of Music, Mark has been working hard to pass his knowledge and his passion to music to young musicians all over South Florida.