Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev is one of the world’s most highly regarded artists. We are thrilled that he is returning again to teach and perform on the Chetham’s International summer school.
His critically praised recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and his concert appearances with the most prestigious orchestras have secured his position as one of “”the most remarkable pianists of the day”” (Daily Telegraph).
He has performed with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the five London orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic and the Munich Bavarian Radio Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Ashkenazy, Boulez, Bychkov, Dorati, Gergiev, Giulini, Jansons, Muti, Pappano, Rozhdestvensky, Salonen, Temirkanov, Tilson Thomas and Klaus Tennstedt to name just a few.
During recent seasons he was Artistic Director of the Leeds International Recital Series, and for the season 2013-14 was appointed Artistic Director (Artist in Residence) of a concert series in Arnhem and Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.
Alexeev has been a juror for a number of prestigious International Piano Competitions, including Leeds, Van Cliburn, Santander, Beethoven (Vienna), Tchaikovsky (Moscow), and Geneva. He gives masterclasses regularly around the world.
Dmitri Alexeev has made many fine recordings for EMI, BMG, Virgin Classics, Hyperion and Russian labels. His discs include piano concertos by Schumann, Grieg, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Scriabin, Medtner and solo works by Brahms, Schumann, Chopin and Liszt. Following his Virgin Classics recording of the complete Rachmaninov Preludes, which won the Edison Award in the Netherlands, BBC Music Magazine said: “”He is a pianist at once aristocratic, grand and confessionally poetic. This is an inspiring disc.””
In December 2012, his recording of Scriabin’s complete Piano Sonatas was released. It will be followed by the complete Scriabin Etudes. His recording of complete Chopin Mazurkas is going to be released in 2014.
Recently Alexeev (in collaboration with Nikolai Demidenko) recorded his transcriptions for two pianos of music by Shostakovich and Gershwin. These transcriptions are going to be published by the Publishers “Muzyka” in Moscow