Born in 1977, Alexander Ghindin studied piano
at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the Russian capital. In 1994, he became the
youngest winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition at its tenth edition, and in
1999, won the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition. The pianist is leading a
busy career as a soloist and often gives recitals. In 2002, he made a brilliant
American debut, then in 2007, he won the Cleveland Music Competition, which
re-launched his American career.
During the "Russian season" at the
Châtelet in 2003, he performed in recitals and as a soloist with the Russian
National Orchestra. He often performs with Vladimir Spivakov for sonata
evenings, most recently in October 2007 at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and
has recorded Brahms' Sonatas with this Russian violinist.Over the course of the 2007-2008 season, the
Russian pianist will perform with the BordeauxAquitaine and Monte Carlo orchestras, give a series of
concerts with the National Philharmonic of Russia in Spain,
Switzerland, Italy and Germany,
give more than 25 concerts in North America, as well as go on tour in Poland and Slovenia.
Alexander Ghindin has appeared quite regularly
at the Festival of Colmar since the year 2000, in recitals, as a
soloist with orchestra, or with a chamber ensemble.