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Alexander Malofeev


Alexander Malofeev came to international prominence when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2014 at age 13. Reviewing the performance, Amadeus noted,“Contrary to what could be expected of a youngster...he demonstrated not only high technical accuracy but also an incredible maturity. Crystal clear sounds and perfect balance revealed his exceptional ability.” Since this triumph, Malofeev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.

Recent appearances include a tour of Asia with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly, as well as performances with the Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari under Mikhail Pletnev, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits in the UK, and the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi in Italy. In 2022, Malofeev made debuts at major summer festivals including the Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Aspen Music Festival with Vasily Petrenko, and the Tanglewood Music Festival with Michael Tilson Thomas. Future appearances include his return to the Bournemouth Symphony in a multi-concert residency and performances at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and the Isarphilharmonie in Munich.

In addition to the Tchaikovsky Competition, he has won numerous prizes including the Grand Prix of the International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition and second prize at the first China International Music Competition. In 2017 Malofeev became the first Young Yamaha Artist.In 2020, Malofeev recorded Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Sladkovsky for Sony Classical’s Tchaikovsky 2020 boxset.

Malofeev was born in Moscow in 2001. He studied at the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music and Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.