Alexander made his debut with us in January 2022 when he performed Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto alongside Kirill Karabits at Lighthouse Poole. He made a popular return in May 2023 and shortly afterwards his position as our new Artist-in-Residence was announced, cementing his relationship with the Orchestra.
As part of his residency Alexander will perform three concerts with us over the course of the next year, his first appearance of the season will be to perform Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on 4 October. He’ll then return later in the autumn for a powerful recital including Scriabin, Wagner arr. Liszt, and Weinberg on 8 November. In Spring 2024 he’ll return with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on 1 May.
Alexander came to international prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at the age of just thirteen. Reviewing the performance, Amadeus noted, “Contrary to what could be expected of a youngster…he demonstrated not only high technical accuracy but also an incredible maturity. Crystal clear sounds and perfect balance revealed his exceptional ability.”
Since this incredible milestone, Alexander has established himself as one of the most prominent and exciting pianist of his generation. We’re really excited to see what this new chapter will bring for Alexander and his musical journey over the year to come.
Watch Alexander perform with us below…