Mikhail Faerman was born in 1955, in Beltsi, Moldavia, USSR

He started to study piano at the age of three.

He followed the lessons of Eugenia Yarmonenko at the Central Music School of Moscow from 1962 until 1972.

Afterwards he studied at the Moscow State Conservatoire with Professor Jacob Flier from 1972 until 1977.

In 1975 he won the First Prize at the International Piano Competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium in Brussels.

He left the Soviet Union in October 1978 and came to live to Belgium.

In 1979 he became a professor in the Mons Conservatoire.

He was a member of the Jury in the Conservatoires of Brussels, Liege, Luxembourg, Paris.

In March 1985 he participated in the Jury of the International Competition in Epinal, France.

During his career, he gave many concerts, first in USSR, Bulgaria (Sofia, etc...)

Since then, he played in:

West Germany:

  • Berlin
  • Munich
  • Bremen
  • Dortmund
  • Bayreuth
  • Nuremberg
  • Lubeck
  • Hof
  • Saarsbrucken
  • Koblenz
  • Baden-Baden (for the television)


  • Basel
  • Zurich



  • Paris (in Théâtre du Châtelet 1982 with orchestra)


  • Como Festival


  • Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)
  • Hilversum (radio.)


  • Murcia


  • BBC


  • Antwerpen (De Boeck Hall, Rubens Hall, Opera, Elisabeth Hall)
  • Liege
  • Spa (with Philarmonique Orchestra of Liege conductor P. Bartholomee)
  • Brussels (Conservatoire)

In 1985, from 10 to 18 september, M.Faerman participated in the International Festival of Seoul, where he played a concert with orchestra and a recital.

In november 1987 he was the president of the Jury of the First European Piano Competition.