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Winner of the 2nd Prize and the The Krystian Zimerman Prize for the best performance of a Sonata at the XVIII Chopin Competition.
BBC New Generation Artist 2019-2022.
Winner of the Hamamatsu, Montecarlo, and Sydney International Piano Competition.

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Alexander Gadjiev - LIVE

A journey through different eras and sensitivities, starting from the humorous refinement of Haydn’s world, passing through the more colorful world of the music of the late Chopin and Messiaen;  Scriabin as a point of contact between two worlds, a pivot that turns towards the Russian universe of Shostakovich and Prokofiev;  finally a trilogy dedicated to war and death which starts with Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata, written during the Second World War, and which continues in Carl Vine’s short Threnody, concluding with Liszt’s epic Funeraillés.

Alexander Gadjiev - LIVE
  • 1-2. FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809) – Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI: 48

  • 3. FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810–1849) – Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

  • 4. OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908–1992) – Le Baiser de l’enfant-Jésus (No. 15 of Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus)

  • 5. ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872–1915) – Feuillet d’Album (No. 1 of Trois Morceaux, Op. 45)

  • 6. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975) – Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in E minor, Op. 87

  • 7-9. SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891–1953) – Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

  • 10. CARL VINE (b. 1954) – Bagatelle No. 5: Threnody ‘for all the innocent victims’

  • 11. FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886) – Funérailles (No. 7 of Harmoniques poétiques et religieuses, S.173)

Upcoming events
08/12/2021 Live on BBC Radio 3, Scriabin Concerto with BBC Concert Orchestra London, UK
09/12/2021 Chopin Piano Concerto n.2 with NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Wroclaw, Poland
10/12/2021 Chopin Piano Concerto n.2 with NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Wroclaw, Poland
12/12/2021 Chopin-Recital in NOSPR, Katowice Katowice, Poland
15/12/2021 Live Recital from Radio France Paris, France
17/12/2021 Chopin-Recital in Terni, Italy Terni, Italia
22/12/2021 Chopin-Recital in Teatr Wielki, Lodz Lodz, Poland
07/01/2022 Beethoven 7th Symphony in Wigmore Hall London, UK
"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
Robert Schumann
About me
Brilliant future

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Jeffrey Swann
World famous Pianist
Great talent

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Pavel Gililov
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DECCA artist
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Ms. Akiko Ebi
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Sergei Babayan
World famous Pianist and pedagogue
Forte personalità

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Mario Messinis
Artistic director of Bologna Festival
Speciale, unico

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Davide Cabassi
Member of the Artistic Commitee of Busoni Competition