Alexander Akimov was born in 1982 into a family of musicians. He graduated from the Central Secondary Special Music School at the Moscow State Conservatory in viola class with M. I. Sitkovskaya, the Moscow Conservatory and postgraduate studies in viola class with Professor Yu. A. Bashmet.
Laureate of the Open Festival “Young Soloists of Moscow” (1997), international competitions in Togliatti (1998), named after N. Rubinstein in Moscow (1998), named after I. Brahms in Austria (2003, 2006st prize). In 2010 he won the XNUMXnd prize, and in XNUMX the XNUMXst prize at the Yuri Bashmet International Violin Competition in Moscow.
Alexander Akimov has performed as a soloist with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev, the State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia” and the Chamber Ensemble “Moscow Soloists” under the direction of Yuri Bashmet, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after E F. Svetlanov and other well-known teams.
He took part in international festivals: Young Artists in Los Angeles, Moscow Easter Festival, “December Evenings of Svyatoslav Richter”, “Star Diplomacy” (Almaty), “Mozart Days in Moscow” and others.
Alexander Akimov is currently the accompanist of the viola group of the Moscow Virtuosi State Chamber Orchestra. Regular participant of subscriptions of the Moscow Philharmonic.
Since 2007 he has been teaching at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music at the Department of Violin and Viola. Conducted master classes in Russia, Bashkortostan, Kazakhstan, Iceland. He has recordings on the Kultura TV channel and the Swiss RSI radio.
He was awarded the Pro-Arte Prize of the European Cultural Foundation (Wiesbaden, Germany, 2005). In 2013, the musician was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Dagestan.
Source: Moscow Philharmonic website