Alexander Malofeev`s Bio

«Alexander Malofeev manifests the piano mastery of the new millennium in itself.» (Il Giornale) «The latest phenomenon of the Russian piano school...» (Corriere della Sera)

Alexander Malofeev is a young Russian pianist, who gained international recognition through his outstanding appearance at the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (2014), where he won the 1st Prize. Alexander was born in Moscow in October 2001. Currently the young pianist studies at the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music with Elena Berezkina.

At his young age, Alexander Malofeev already performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Mariinsky Theatre, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Herkulessaal in Munich, Philharmonie de Paris, Theater of the Champs-Elysees, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), Kaufman Music Center, and UNESCO House among others. He gave recitals in Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Finland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Israel, China, Japan, Australia and the United States.

Alexander has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, "New Russia" State Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alondra de la Parra, Dmitry Liss, Eduard Topchjan, Myung-Whun Chung, Kazuki Yamada, Kristjan Järvi, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Alexander Soloviev to name only a few.

Alexander Malofeev performed at many renowned international festivals, such as La Roque d’Anthéron, Annecy Classic Festival, Chopin Festival (France), Rheingau Music Festival (Germany), Crescendo Festival (Denis Matsuev’s festival), La Folle Journée de Nantes(France), Mikkeli Music Festival (Valery Gergiev’s festival), Mariinsky International Piano Festival, Denis Matsuev and friends Festival, International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival (Moscow, Baku, Orenburg), Stars of the White Nights International Music Festival, International Winter Festival Arts Square (directed by Yuri Temirkanov), Stars on Baikal International Music Festival, Vladimir Spivakov’s International Moscow Meets Friends Festival, Festival of Larisa Gergieva (Vladikavkaz), International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, Merano Music Festival (Italy), Eilat Chamber Music Festival, Peregrinos Musica Festival(Spain) among others.

In 2016 Alexander Malofeev won the Grand Prix of the International Competition for Young Pianists «Grand Piano Competition».

In June, 2016 the company Master Performers released Alexander Malofeev's debut DVD. The record was made in Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium, Australia.

In February 2017 Malofeev received a warm response in the Italian media describing the debut concert at La Scala: He was described as the “Russian genius” (Corriere della Sera) who performed the first Tchaikovsky piano concerto with Maestro Valery Gergiev.

In March 2017 Alexander Malofeev opened the 30th anniversary concert season of the established Meesterpianisten Series in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and received a great critical acclaim: “In contrast to what could be expected of a young artist at age 15, he demonstrated not only high technical accuracy but also an incredible maturity. Crystal clear sound, perfectly balanced revealed the exceptional skill in his playing…” (Amadeus)

In April 2017 in Italy, at the opening of the festival “International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo” Alexander Malofeev was awarded the “Premio Giovane Talento Musicale dell'anno 2017” – “Best Young Musician of 2017”.

In December 2017 Alexander became the first “Young Yamaha Artist”.

Alexander Malofeev is supported by New Names Charity Foundation, Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation and Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation.