Alexander Malofeev, Piano
“The latest phenomenon of the Russian piano school” (Corriere della Sera), “Alexander Malofeev manifests the piano mastery of the new millennium in itself” (Il Giornale).
Now aged eighteen, the young “Russian genius” (Corriere della Sera) came to international prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age thirteen. “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” (Amadeus).
Alexander’s recent and upcoming appearances include a 2019 Asia tour with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under Riccardo Chailly, with the Mariinsky Orchestra commemorating in St. Petersburg the 175th anniversary of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and concerts at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Alexander Malofeev has performed at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, where he opened the 30th anniversary concert of the renowned Meesterpianisten series, the Teatro alla Scala, Munich Herkulessaal, the Rheingau Musik Festival, Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysees, La Folle Journée de Nantes and La Roque d’Anthéron festivals, Annecy Classic Festival, Merano Music Festival, Peregrinos Musicales, Eilat Chamber Music Festival, the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Mariinsky Theatre and the Stars of the White Nights festival in St. Petersburg, at the Bolshoi Theatre and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, as well as Kaufman Music Center. He has also appeared at Valery Gergiev’s Mikkeli Music Festival and Yuri Temirkanov’s International Winter Festival Arts Square in St. Petersburg and the Peregrinos Musicales Festival in Santiago de Compostela.
Alexander has appeared with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Myung-Whun Chung, Alondra de la Parra, Kristjan Jarvi, Kazuki Yamada, and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
In 2016 Alexander Malofeev released his debut recital DVD with works by Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Medtner.
Alexander was born in Moscow in October 2001. He is currently a junior student at the renowned Gnessin Institute of Music in Moscow, where he studies with Elena Berezkina. In addition to his 1st prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, he has won numerous awards and prizes at international competitions and festivals, including the Grand Prix of the International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition, the Premio Giovane Talento Musicale dell’anno 2017 and Best Young Musician of 2017. Also in 2017, Alexander became the first Young Yamaha Artist. He holds scholarships from the New Names Foundation and the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation.