Alexander Malofeev in Recital
Kleinhans Music Hall is pleased to welcome back classical pianist virtuoso Alexander Malofeev on October 17th, 2022. This will mark his third visit to Kleinhans. Alexander made his US solo recital debut here last September, followed by his US full orchestra debut with conductor JoAnn Falletta and the BPO in March ‘22.
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BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 14 Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 17 Op. 31, No. 2 “The Tempest”
MEDTNER Sonata in G minor, Op. 22
RACHMANINOFF Etudes-tableaux Op. 33
About Alexander Malofeev
“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)
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). Malofeev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.
Alexander’s recent and appearances include a Asia tour with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under Riccardo Chailly, with the Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari under Mikhail Pletnev, concerts in the UK with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits, concerts in the Italy with RAI National Symphony Orchestra и Fabio Luis, performances in Tonhalle Zurich, Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” di Milano, Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo, USA), Teatro Petruzzelli (Italy) and Celebrity Series of Boston (USA).
Maestro Riccardo Chailly said about the pianist: “I first heard Malofeev when Valery Gergiev performed with him at the Teatro alla Scala three years ago. He was only 14, and he amazed me with his talent. Because that is not just a child prodigy: he is very young, but already possesses depth and technical abilities, and also musical and mnemonic, which makes him an excellent interpreter of the 3rd Concert of Rachmaninov, which is a problem for many pianists in the world.” (Corriere della Sera, October 2019).
Alexander was born in Moscow in October 2001. The pianist graduated from the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music in the class of Elena Berezkina. In 2019, Alexander entered the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
He studied under Professor Sergei Dorensky in 2019-2020. Since 2020, Alexander has been studying with Professor Pavel Nersessian.
Alexander Malofeev performs with the world’s best known orchestras, such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi”, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Baltic Sea Philharmonic orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Orchestre National de Lille and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Alexander gives concerts in Amsterdam in Concertgebouw, where he opened the 30th anniversary concert of the renowned Meester Pianists series, Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Germany), Munich Herkulessaal (Germany), Philharmonie de Paris, Theater of the Champs-Elysees (France), Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Germany), Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Australia), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo, USA) , Mariinsky Theatre and Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory.
Alexander Malofeev regularly appears with the most distinguished conductors on a stage today, including Riccardo Chailly, Mikhail Pletnev, Myung-Whun Chung, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, JoAnn Falletta, Susanna Mälkki, Lionel Bringuier, Alondra de la Parra, Marcelo Lehninger, Finnegan Downie Dear, Valery Gergiev, Juraj Valcuha, Kazuki Yamada, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Kristjan Jarvi, Kirill Karabits, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vasily Petrenko and others.
Malofeev is a guest of world famous music festivals such as International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, La Folle Journée de Nantes and Chopin Festival in France, Rheingau Music Festival (Germany), Merano Music Festival (Italy), Denis Matsuev’s «Crescendo» Festival, Mikkeli Music Festival (Finland) , Mariinsky International Piano Festival (St. Petersburg), Master Pianist Series (Amsterdam), «Stars on Baikal» International Music Festival, International Winter Festival «Arts Square» directed by Yuri Temirkanov (St. Petersburg), Palermo Classica Festival in Italy, Zaubersee Festival in Switzerland, Eilat Chamber Music Festival in Israel, International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo in Italy, International Piano Series in Switzerland, Celebrity Series of Boston in USA and Stars of the White Nights Festival in Russia.
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 I 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. In 2019, he received a second prize at the I China International Music Competition.
In the spring of 2020, the Sony Classical Label released the “Tchaikovsky 2020” box-set on the 180th anniversary of P. Tchaikovsky with the record of Tchaikovsky 1st Concerto performed by Alexander Malofeev with the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Sladkovsky
This season sees Alexander performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony under baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, with the Korean Symphony Orchestra and Finnegan Downie Dear, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra and Rebecca Tong, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and JoAnn Falletta, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Lionel Bringuier, Russian National Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov.
He performs concerts at Tanglewood Music Center in USA, Orpheum Theater in Canada, Seoul Arts Center and Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro Malibran in Venice, Grand Auditorium Philharmonie Luxembourg.
Alexander Malofeev participates in international music festivals such Verbier Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Lucens Classique Festival, Riga Jurmala Music Festival.