Alexander Ghindin

Piano

a"Alexander Ghindin" is one of the most appreciated pianists in demand throughout Russia today. He has been unanimously acclaimed by critics and music lovers as one of the most talented and original pianists of the present day.
He has become a fast-rising star on the international concert stage since he became the youngest-ever laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1994, and is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Later he gained Second Prize at Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 1999. In 2007 Alexander Ghindin won First prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition in the USA and management for more than 50 concerts. And resently, in July 2010, Ghindin won the First prize at the International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Alexander Ghindin subsequently joined the Moscow State Philharmonic as soloist in 1999, and during his ensuing solo and orchestral career has performed in numerous countries. In 2006 he was named an Honored Artist of Russia.
Since 2006, Mr. Ghindin has been Artistic Director of his own concert series at one of Russias most distinguished concert venues, the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center, where he has performed the unique programs, such as: The recital of Four Pianos, Duo Program for Piano and Organ, American music for Two Pianos, including prepared instruments and others.
In 2008 Alexander Ghindin ran the unique Quartet of Pianos project. He invited renowned musicians from France, the USA, Greece, the Netherlands, Turkey and Russia to take part in the Quartet. The concerts in this series were a tremendous success in Russia, France, Turkey, Greece and Azerbaijan. His 2008/2009 season includes over 100 performances throughout the United States, Europe and Russia. Highlights of recent seasons include performances with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique and Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, as well as with, among others, the orchestras of Bordeaux, Ekaterinaburg, Kazan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moscow, Pau, Monte Carlo, Prague, Slovenia and Vilnius.
Alexander Ghindin is a International Artistic Co-Director of Swedish Royal Festival (Musik pa Slottet). In the season 2010/2011 he is engaged as the Artistic Director of three festivals: in Moscow, in Perm (Russia), in Minsk (Belorussia).
Mr. Ghindin has given brilliant performances around the world with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, London and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, Orchester der Stadt Freiburg, New Japan Philharmonic, the Philharmonie de Liege, Flemish Radio, the Swedish Royal Festival Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Philharmonie de Luxembourgh, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
He is also been engaged and continually re-engaged with the great Russian orchestras of his native motherland such as Saint-Petersburg
Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, State
Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
Alexander Ghindin regularly collaborates with the most prominent conductors on the stage today, including Vladimir Fedosseyev, Saulus Sandeczkis, Vasily Sinaysky, Yuri Simonov, Dimitry Kitaenko, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Verbitsky, Paavo Jarvi, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin, Artur Fagen, Tomasso Placidi, Thomas Zanderling, and others.
Mr. Ghindin has appeared in hundreds of recitals at prestigious concert halls throughout the world, including Londons Barbican, the Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington, Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Gaveau, Theatre des Champs Elysees, and Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Gasteig in Munich, Rudolfium in Prague, Riksallen in Stockholm, the Teatro Olympico in Rome, the Tel-Aviv Opera, the Philharmonic Halls in Warsaw and St. Petersburg, the Moscow Conservatoire, and many others.
In his chamber music activities, Alexander Ghindin collaborates frequently with Vladimir Spivakov, including recordings on the Capriccio label; and in many concerts in piano duo with Nikolay Petrov with whom he has performed nearly all the two-pianos repertoire.
Alexander Ghindin has recorded 15 CDs. These include a recording of Rachmaninoffs Piano Concertos No 1 & 4 in their original versions with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra led by Vladimir Ashkenazy (2001, on Ondine). He has also appeared on TV and Radio in Russia, Germany, Belgium, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Poland, and elsewhere.