Alexander Sheftelievich Ghindin |
Born in 1977 in Moscow. He studied at the Children’s Music School No. 36 named after V.V. Stasov at K.I. Liburkina, then at the Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatory with Professor, People’s Artist of Russia M.S. Voskresensky (graduated in 1994). In his class, in 1999 he graduated with honors from the Moscow Conservatory, in 2001 – an assistant traineeship. During his studies, he won the IV prize at the X International Tchaikovsky Competition (1994, on the eve of entering the conservatory) and the II prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels (1999). Since 1996 – soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic. Honored Artist of Russia (2006). “Musician of the Year” according to the rating of the newspaper “Musical Review” (2007). A. Gindin tours a lot in Russia and abroad: in Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan and other countries.
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The pianist has performed with leading Russian and foreign orchestras, including the BSO named after P.I. E.F. Svetlanov, NPR, RNO, Moscow Virtuosos, St. Petersburg Camerata Orchestra of the State Hermitage, National Orchestra of Belgium, German Symphony Orchestra (Berlin), Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestras of London, Helsinki, Luxembourg, Liege, Freiburg, Monte- Carlo, Munich, Japanese orchestras Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Kansai-Philharmonic, etc.
Among the conductors with whom the pianist collaborated are V. Ashkenazy, V. Verbitsky, M. Gorenstein, Y. Domarkas, A. Katz, D. Kitaenko, A. Lazarev, F. Mansurov, Y. Simonov, V. Sinaisky, S Sondeckis, V. Spivakov, V. Fedoseev, L. Slatkin, P. Jarvi.
Alexander Gindin is a regular participant in music festivals in Russia (Russian Winter, Stars in the Kremlin, New Age of Russian Pianoism, Vladimir Spivakov Invites…, Musical Kremlin, A.D. Sakharov Festival in Nizhny Novgorod) and abroad: the V. Spivakov festival in Colmar (France), Echhternach in Luxembourg, the R. Casadesus festival in Lille, Radio France, La Roque d’Antheron, Recontraiises de Chopin (France), Rising Stars (Poland), “Days of Russian Culture in Moravia” (Czech Republic), the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany), as well as in Brussels, Limoges, Lille, Krakow, Osaka, Rome, Sintra, Sicily, etc. He is the artistic director of the Royal Swedish Festival (Royal Swedish Festival – Musik på Slottet) in Stockholm.
The pianist pays great attention to chamber music. Among his partners are pianists B. Berezovsky, K. Katsaris, Kun Vu Peck, violinist V. Spivakov, cellists A. Rudin, A. Chaushyan, oboist A. Utkin, organist O. Latry, Borodin State Quartet, Tallish Quartet ( Czech).
Since 2001, A. Gindin has been constantly performing in a duet with N. Petrov, People’s Artist of the USSR. The performances of the ensemble are held with great success in Russia and abroad. Since 2008, A. Gindin has been implementing a unique project called the Piano Quartet, in which pianists from France, the USA, Greece, Holland, Turkey, and Russia are invited. For three years, the Quartet’s concerts have been held in Moscow (the Great Hall of the Conservatory, the Svetlanovsky Hall of the MMDM), Novosibirsk, France, Turkey, Greece, and Azerbaijan.
The musician has recorded about 20 CDs, including a CD of works by Tchaikovsky and Glinka for piano 4 hands (with K. Katsaris) and a CD with works by Scriabin on the NAXOS label over the past year. Has recordings on television and radio in Russia, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Japan.
Since 2003 A. Gindin has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory. He regularly conducts master classes in Japan, USA, Greece, Latvia, Russia.
In 2007 A. Gindin won the International Piano Competition in Cleveland (USA) and received an engagement for more than 50 concerts in the USA. In 2010, he won the XNUMXst prize at the First Santa Catarina International Piano Competition (Florianopolis, Brazil) and was awarded a special prize from the Artematriz concert agency for a tour of Brazil.
In the 2009–2010 season, A. Ghindin presented at the Moscow International House of Music a personalized subscription “The Triumph of the Piano”, in which he performed in duets with pianist B. Berezovsky and organist O. Latri, with the Camerata de Lausanne orchestra (conductor P. Amoyal) and NPR (conductor V. Spivakov).
Among the most important events of the 2010-2011 season are a US tour with the Moscow Virtuosi orchestra (conductor V. Spivakov); performances at the festivals of Yu. Bashmet in Yaroslavl, named after S.N. Knushevitsky in Saratov, “White Nights in Perm”; tour with O. Latri in the cities of Russia; concerts of the “Piano Celebration” project in Baku, Athens, Novosibirsk; Russian premiere of the Piano Concerto by K. Penderetsky (Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra conducted by the author). Solo and chamber concerts took place in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Omsk, Munich, New York, Dubrovnik, at the festival in Colmar; performances with the GAKO of Russia, the chamber orchestra “Tverskaya Kamerata”, symphony orchestras of Russia (“Russian Philharmonic”, Kemerovo Philharmonic), Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Turkey, USA.
Source: Moscow Philharmonic website