Born in 1982, Alexey Chernov began studying music from age of four. He studied at the Central Special Music School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, where he was taught by N. Rogal-Levitskaya, Kira Shashkina and Natalia Troull. While at school, Alexey won prizes in various international youth piano competitions. He graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (2008) and from the Royal College of Music in London (2011).
Alexey's recent prizes include 6th Prize at the 14th Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition in Lisbon (2001), 4th Prize at the 10th Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa (2004), First Prize at the International Piano Competition Minsk/Belarus (2005), Second Prize at the Parnassos International Piano Competition in Mexico (2006), and Second Prize Winner at the Emil Gils International Piano Competition (Ukraine, 2006) and the Fourth International Scriabin Piano Competition (Moscow, 2008). He has won First Prize at the Muse International Piano Competition in September 2008 (Santorini, Greece). He won First Prize, audience prize and special prize at Scriabin international piano competition in Grosseto (Italy 2009) and First Prize and audience prize at Morocco international piano competition in Casablanca (2009). He won First Prize and special prize at the Spanish composers international piano competition in Las Rozas (Spain 2009). He has won Second Prize at 1st Sussex international piano competition (UK 2010), First Prize at 13th Jaen Francaix international piano competition in Vanves (France 2010), First Prize at 20th A.M.A.Calabria international piano competition (Italy 2010), First Prize at the International piano competition Valsessia Musica in Italy (2010), First Prize at the International piano competition "Luciano Gante" in Italy and First Prize at the 4th Campillos International piano competition (Spain, December 2010). He has recently won Third prize at 57th "Maria Canals" competition in Barcelona (Spain, March 2011), 5th prize on 14th Tchaikovsky international piano competition (Moscow, Russia 2011), 2nd prize at Cleveland international piano competition (Cleveland, USA, 2011) and 1st prize at 27th Pozzoli international piano competition (Seregno, Italy 2011). Alexey has more than 10 First prizes at the moment.
Alexey performed as a soloist with such conductors as Enrique Batiz, Alexander Sladkovsky, Mikhail Pletnev, Ravil Martynov, Dmitry Orlov, Gintaras Rinkevičius and with many others.
Alexey currently performs in concerts in Russia and elsewhere in Europe both in solo recitals and with orchestras.