Dmitri Alexeev



Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev is one of the world’s most highly regarded artists. His critically acclaimed recitals on the world’s leading concert stages, and concerto 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 in all major concert halls around the world and with all leading orchestras such 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 amongst others. He has worked with conductors such as Ashkenazy, Boulez, Dorati, Gergiev, Giulini, Jansons, Muti, Pappano, Rozhdestvensky, Salonen, Svetlanov, Temirkanov, Tilson Thomas and Klaus Tennstedt amongst many others.

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“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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“You can brush aside any problems septuagenarian pianists may have in the toughest repertoire, especially if they give you more than glimpses of why they’re legends in the first place. Those were frequent from the masterly Dmitri Alexeev … Alexeev’s Schumann was revelatory. His default mode is unpedalled clarity, a weight and focus never overdone, but the range of colours in Waldszenen conjured so many images … A phrase begun in clarity could melt into chiaroscuro; the robust quickly gave way to the ethereal, with a sense of the overall picture ensuring special connections between each piece. The Novelette Op. 21 No. 1 was for me the highlight of the whole concert, tailor made […] for Alexeev’s essential leonine quality … absolutely mesmerizing … real hair-raising excitement … seemingly effortless mastery …”

David Nice, The Arts Desk Feb 8th 2023

“… a lavish feast … spectacular … His manner is ruthlessly focused, always high, lucid and bright … the biggest tour de force …”
David Nice, The Arts Desk  Nov 5th 2021

“… 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