Proclaimed by the press as “a true Russian powerhouse” - LaCross Tribune, Mark Prihodko is Belarusian-American cellist that rapidly captures the undivided attention of the audience with a fearless dedication to music-making.
His debut at the age of 9 at the Musica Mundi festival in Belgium and Chat el Ro concert series in France was quickly followed by engagements with Moscow and Minsk Philharmonics. Before becoming a part of the elite Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School, Mark makes the United States his home at the age of 14 and immediately captures the attention of the American audience for his “astonishing virtuosic and spellbinding lyrical command over the instrument” - Pioneer Press. Upon receiving a prestigious Best Recital Of The Year award by Salon Se Leve Concert Series in 2015, Mr. Prihodko was already a winner of Mary West, Schubert Club, Rochester Guild, Rotary, YPSCA, and First Manhattan international competitions.
Known for his rigorous programming and dedication to the contemporary and romantic repertoire, Mark Prihodko has given solo and chamber music recitals in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the United States on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Concertgebouw, Bolshoi Theater, Alice Tully Hall. The Cerdanyenca recital tour in the summer of 2019 featuring the world premiere of the cello sonata by Marc Migo was called “a sensational program that showcases the highest level of music-making” - Revista Musical Catalana.
Mark’s list of artistic collaborations includes engagements with renowned musicians, such as Barbara Hannigan, Sarah Chang, Gavriel Lipkind, Tatiana Goncharova and Mahan Esfahani. Mr. Prihodko has given masterclasses at the Barcelona Conservatory ESMUC, Bilkent University (Ankara), and the Republican Music College of Belarus.
Mark combines a vigorous performing schedule with the production of cultural projects in Belarus, Turkey, Netherlands and the United States as a co-founder of Artemp Inc. The Collaborative Contemporary Art Festival ARTEMP (Minsk, Belarus), under Mark’s leadership “has pushed the boundaries of Belarusian Contemporary art by uniting the artists from all over the world” - Mastatsvo Magazine