Alexander Toradze


United States

Pianist and Teacher


Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory studying under Yakov Zak and Lev Naumov. In 1983 he moved to the USA, and in 1991 he became a professor at the University of Indiana (South Bend) where he developed a special system of instruction. In Russia he regularly performs with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev; he has recorded for Phillips all five of Prokofiev's piano concertos and Scriabin's Prometheus with them.