Book 1 – Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C sharp Major, BWV 848
No. 6 "Theme and Variations" in F Major
No. 6 in E-flat Minor
Op. 25, No. 5 in E Minor
No. 6 in A Minor (Quasi presto, a capriccio)
June 29, 1991
Studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (USA) under Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and Robert McDonald. Alexander is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, London with…Get to know him better!
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
Beethoven, Oscar Wilde and Natalie Portman.
What is your favorite meal?
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Don't take things too seriously.
Which person or people inspire you the most?
The soul of a good piano.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Hopefully I would say: "Live as I have done."
What would you like people to say about you?
My God, he's good looking!
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I act as if I do not have it.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
The composer and the audience.
What job would you least like to do?
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
The Beatles – Back in the U.S.S.R (I like the hemiola).
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Piano, piano tuner, coconut opener.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Favorite: The sound of the sea. Most annoying: The incessant "wear your seatbelt" beeping in a car.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
Concerto No. 1.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
J. S. Bach. Prélude and Fugue in C-sharp major, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 848, No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. “Theme and Variations” in F major, Op. 19, No. 6
Sergei Rachmaninov. Étude-tableau in E-flat minor, Op. 33, No. 6
Frédéric Chopin. Étude in E minor, op. 25, No. 5
Franz Liszt. Étude in A minor from the Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141, No. 6