АЛЕКСАНДР ГИНДИН / ALEXANDER GHINDIN
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Окончил Московскую консерваторию (2001). В 1990 году стал самым юным лауреатом Московского городского конкурса пианистов, в 1994 году получил IV премию на Международном конкурсе имени Чайковского. В 1999 г. был удостоен II премии Международного конкурса имени королевы Елизаветы. Окончил Московскую консерваторию у Михаила Воскресенского (2001). В 2007 году выиграл Кливлендский международный конкурс пианистов, на протяжении всего конкурса будучи его явным фаворитом.

С 2003 года преподаёт в Московской консерватории.

Заслуженный артист России (2006).

Наряду с разнообразными сольными проектами Александра Гиндина внимание слушателей и профессионалов привлекает его дуэт с пианистом Николаем Петровым, в рамках которого с 2001 года два мастера, принадлежащих к разным поколениям и фортепианным школам, создали 12 концертных программ: по мнению музыковеда Александра Церетели,

Гиндин также часто выступает с Владимиром Спиваковым — и как со скрипачом, и как с дирижёром, — причём, как полагает музыкальный критик Татьяна Рыбакина,

Alexander Ghindin has been unanimously acclaimed by critics and music lovers as one of the most talented and original pianists of the present day. “Alexander Ghindin is not just a virtuoso, of which there are few on the stage today. He is also a true personality, a poet and a singer of the piano, an inspired lyricist and dramatist who has a subtle feel for the music and conveys the composers’ ideas.”
(Music Review, 2008.)

Born in 1977 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. Before entering the Conservatory, at the age of seventeen he became the youngest-ever laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Later he gained Second Prize at the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels in 1999. These successes assisted the start of the pianist’s extremely intensive recital activities. In 2007 Alexander Ghindin was First Prize-winner at the International Piano Competition in Cleveland (USA) and was engaged for over fifty concerts in the USA. According to critics, he “made a staggering impression on the audience, demonstrating such a high level of mastery that makes every one of his performances special and unforgettable.” (Art and Life.) In July 2010 he won First Prize at the International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Florianopolis, Brazil).

JURY MEMBER

A. Ghindin is a frequent jury member of competitions, such as the Nutcracker Young Performers’ International TV Competition; First Russian Music Competition; International Piano Competition in Cleveland (USA) and others

FESTIVALS

He is Artistic Director of his own concert series, projects and festivals in Russia. To name a few: “Piano Duo Festival”, “Musicians for peace”, “Quartet of Pianos”, where he presented such unique programs as: The recital of Four Pianos, Duo Program for Piano and Organ, American music for Two Pianos, including prepared instruments and others. He is also International Artistic Co-Director of the Swedish Royal Festival.

Alexander Ghindin is a regular participant at international music festivals. He has appeared at the Russian festivals Russian Winter, The Musical Kremlin as well as the Swedish Royal Festival in Stockholm, the Robert Casadesus International Piano Encounters in Lille, the Vladimir Spivakov Festival in Colmar, the Radio France Festival, Folle Journee (France), Bad Kissingen Sommer (Germany), the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany)…

ORCHESTRAS

Alexander Ghindin tours successfully throughout Russia and abroad. He has performed with such major Russian and international orchestras as the Grand Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Russian National Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestras of London, Helsinki, Luxemburg, Liege, Monte Carlo and Munich, Japan’s Tokyo Symphony Orchestra to name but a few.

CONDUCTORS

Conductors the pianist has worked with include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Minin, Arnold Katz, Dmitry Kitayenko, Saulus Sondeckis, Alan Gilbert, Krzysztof Penderecki, Paavo Jarvi and others.

DISCOGRAPHY

Alexander Ghindin wrote an original piano transcription of Maurice Ravel’s orchestral poem La Valse, which was published in Tokyo in 2001 and in St. Petersburg in 2008. The musician has made numerous recordings on television and radio in Russia, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Poland, US and Japan. In 2001 Ondine Records released the world premiere recording of the original version of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos nos. 1 and 4 performed by Alexander Ghindin together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.

He has released 24 CDs with leading recording companies including Decca, Capriccio, Ondine, Tri-M Classics, Russian Season (the Russian partner of Le Chant du Monde), DML, CD Accord and Naxos among others.