Dmitri Alexeev

Piano

Biography

“In lyrical and poetic passages the smoothness of his playing, coupled with its fluidity and delicacy, was breathtaking … Alexeev’s sense of colour, of light and shade, and his extraordinary command over the dynamic range, were beguiling. He really does have the lot.” The Glasgow Herald

Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev is one of the world’s most highly regarded artists. His critically praised recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and his concert appearances with the most prestigious orchestras have secured his position as one of “the most remarkable pianists of the day” (Daily Telegraph).

He has performed with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the five London orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic and the Munich Bavarian Radio Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Ashkenazy, Boulez, Bychkov, Dorati, Gergiev, Giulini, Jansons, Muti, Pappano, Rozhdestvensky, Salonen, Temirkanov, Tilson Thomas and the late Klaus Tennstedt to name just a few.

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Reviews

“This great poet of the piano warmed his brilliantly articulated playing with a ripe, ringing core to each note.”

Hilary Finch

The Times

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“… a Titan … magisterial … colossal … There was undeniable physical impact, from the first, perfectly placed chords of Chopin’s late Polonaise-Fantaisie and the poetry rising from them at the start of the programme to the triumphant last of Schumann’s Études Symphoniques at the official end … the forcefulness is spell-binding, and there aren’t many pianists who can produce a resonance that goes right through your body as you sit at some distance from the stage.”

David Nice, The Arts Desk Nov 3rd 2017

“… achingly beautiful … full of vigour and optimism … a great feat in retaining poise while playing on the edge.”

Mervin Beng, The Straits Times 

“Alexeev has the uncanny ability of discerning each mazurka’s unique character and individual utterance. This lends his interpretations a stunning variety … Immaculate phrasing is an integral part of these finely wrought performances, but for me Alexeev’s handling of Chopin’s intricate voice-leading and idiosyncratic harmonies is most impressive … Alexeev’s set will confidently take its place among the best … It may in fact become your favourite of all, as it has mine.” [Chopin Complete Mazurkas, CD]

Patrick Rucker, Gramophone Magazine 2016

“… spectacular … fireworks and refinement.”

Gavin Dixon, The Arts Desk Feb 13th 2015

“Tonight Dmitri Alexeev gave an astonishingly powerful performance, thundering from the opening ascending chords to an impossibly athletic and powerful close in the first movement. In the first solo passage he demonstrated his ability to find new angles on the music, resisting common practice and inserting subtle changes of dynamic here and there. He then found a beautifully tender lyricism in the pastoral themes of the second movement, before attacking the third with energetic vigour.” [Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1]

Rohan Shotton, Bachtrack Apr 3rd 2012

“… a thoughtful, poetic player willing to go out on a limb … to superb effect.”

Allan Kozinn, The New York Times Jul 28th 2011