Monday, July 26th 2021
Alexei Volodin (piano)
Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin is in demand by orchestras at the highest level.
This season Volodin will debut with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and return to Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Russian National and China NCPA orchestras, and Gergiev Festival with Mariinsky Orchestra. Recent highlights include his debut at the BBC Proms with the London Symphony Orchestra, and concerts with Orquestra del Teatro di San Carlo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, NHK Symphony, The Mariinsky, Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio and Danish National Symphony orchestras under the baton of Kent Nagano, Alexander Vedernikov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Dima Slobodeniouk.
In recital, Volodin regularly performs at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris’ Philharmonie, London’s International Piano Series and Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich’s Herkulesaal, Tonhalle Zürich, Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, and Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica. As a chamber musician he collaborates with the Borodin Quartet, Casals Quartet and Sol Gabetta.
Volodin’s latest album with the Mariinsky label was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.4, conducted by Gergiev. Recording for Challenge Classics, Volodin’s disc of solo Rachmaninov works was released in 2013. He also recorded a solo CD of Schumann, Ravel and Scriabin, and his earlier Chopin disc won a Choc de Classica and was awarded five stars by Diapason.
Born in 1977 in Leningrad, Alexei Volodin studied at Moscow’s Gnessin Academy, the Moscow Conservatoire, and the International Piano Academy Lake Como. He gained international recognition following his victory at the International Géza Anda Competition in Zurich in 2003.
Alexei Volodin is an exclusive Steinway artist.