Alexander Fiseisky |
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Alexander Fiseisky |

Alexander Fiseisky

Date of birth
Russia, USSR

Alexander Fiseisky |

Honored Artist of Russia, soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society, professor of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music Alexander Fiseisky conducts a versatile creative activity as a performer, teacher, organizer, researcher…

Alexander Fiseisky completed his education at the Moscow Conservatory with brilliant teachers V. Gornostaeva (piano) and L. Roizman (organ). He has performed with many eminent orchestras, soloists and singers. The musician’s partners were V. Gergiev and V. Fedoseev, V. Minin and A. Korsakov, E. Haupt and M. Höfs, E. Obraztsova and V. Levko. His performing arts have been presented in more than 30 countries around the world. The organist participated in the largest music festivals, recorded over 40 phonograph records and CDs on historical and modern organs, performed premieres of works by contemporary authors B. Tchaikovsky, O. Galakhov, M. Kollontai, V. Ryabov and others.

Significant events in the performing career of Alexander Fiseisky are associated with the name of J.S. Bach. He dedicated his first solo concert to this composer. Repeatedly performed a cycle of all Bach’s organ works in the cities of Russia and the former USSR. A. Fiseisky celebrated the 250th anniversary of Bach’s death in 2000 with a unique series of concerts, performing four times all the organ works of the great German composer in his homeland. Moreover, in Düsseldorf this cycle was performed by Alexander Fiseisky within one day. Starting this unique action dedicated to the memory of I.S. Bach at 6.30 am, the Russian musician completed it at 1.30 am the next day, having spent 19 hours behind the organ almost without a break! CDs with fragments of the Düsseldorf “organ marathon” were published by the German company Griola. Alexander Fiseisky was listed in the World Book of Records (the Russian analogue of the Guinness Book of Records). In the 2008-2011 seasons A. Fiseisky performed the cycle “All Organ Works by J. S. Bach” (15 programs) at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Moscow.

In 2009-2010 solo concerts of the Russian organist were successfully held in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Magdeburg, Paris, Strasbourg, Milan, Gdansk and other European centers. On September 18-19, 2009, together with the Gnessin Baroque Orchestra, A. Fiseisky performed in Hannover the cycle “All Concertos for Organ and Orchestra by G. F. Handel” (18 compositions). These performances were timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Alexander Fiseisky combines active concert activity with pedagogical work, heading the department of organ and harpsichord at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. He gives master classes and gives lectures at the world’s leading conservatories (in London, Vienna, Hamburg, Baltimore), takes part in the work of the jury of organ competitions in Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Russia.

The musician was the initiator and inspirer of the International Organ Music Festivals in our country; for many years he headed the International Organ Music Festival in Dnepropetrovsk. Since 2005, he has been performing at the Concert Hall. P. I. Tchaikovsky festival “Nine centuries of the organ” with the participation of leading foreign soloists; since 2006 at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Sciences – the annual International Symposium “Organ in the XXI century”.

The most important part of the educational activities of A. Fiseisky is the promotion of the national organ heritage. These are seminars and master classes on Russian music in foreign universities, the recording of CDs “200 years of Russian organ music”, the release of the three-volume book “Organ Music in Russia” by the publishing house Bärenreiter (Germany). In 2006, the Russian organist held a seminar on Russian music for the participants of the American Guild of Organists convention in Chicago. In March 2009, A. Fiseisky’s monograph “The Organ in the History of World Musical Culture (1800rd century BC – XNUMX)” was published.

Alexander Fiseisky enjoys great prestige among Russian and foreign organists. He was elected Vice-President of the Association of Organists of the USSR (1987-1991), President of the Association of Organists and Organ Masters of Moscow (1988-1994).

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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