Zofingen: "PIANOissimo" Alexander Yakovlev

Zofingen: "PIANOissimo" Alexander Yakovlev

Alexander Yakovlev rose to prominence as one of the most artistic pianists of his generation because of the integrity and emotional refinement of his performances throughout the world.

Saturday, 16. November 2019
2019-11-16 17:00:00 2019-11-16 19:30:00 Europe/Zurich Zofingen: "PIANOissimo" Alexander Yakovlev Alexander Yakovlev rose to prominence as one of the most artistic pianists of his generation because of the integrity and emotional refinement of his performances throughout the world. Kulturhaus West
 
Doors open 16:30
Begin 17:00
End 19:30
 
Kulturhaus West
Weststrasse 2
4800 Zofingen
Switzerland
 
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Alexander Yakovlev rose to prominence as one of the most artistic pianists of his generation because of the integrity and emotional refinement of his performances throughout the world.

Heralded for his interpretations as“a virtuoso and thinker”, he is an artist who “possesses his own style founded on a deep penetration into the composer’s conception…” (El Pais) He was designated as "the most perspective musician of his generation" (Chopin magazine). Winner of 30 first prizes and more than 50 prizes at international piano competitions, including for example the Takamatsu, Japan, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, and the Compositores de Espana in Madrid, he has nurtured a successful career to great acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and America.

After a series of remarkable debuts on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall in New York, Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Grand Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Society, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Alexander Yakovlev has inspired an ever-growing demand for his artistry.Other notable appearances include concerts in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt am Main, the Komische Oper Berlin, Verdi Hall at the Music Conservatory in Milano, the Auditoria Zaragoza, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, as well as the Mariinsky Concert Hall and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow,the Bunka Kaikan Concert Hall, and the Toppan Hall in Tokyo.

Alexander’s 2016-2017 concert season began with a memorable performance in Bonn where he presented his own adaptations of rarely performed symphonic music by Russian composers. He then went on to Auditorio San Pedro in Monterrey, where, after a resoundingly successful performance, he was invited to perform again in the same season and in the same venue. Alexander also went on an extensive tour of German cities. At mid-season 2016-2017, he enjoyed a very successful tour in Japan, and as a result, he was invited back in the same season with the support of Fazioli. Dearly loved by the Japanese audience, Alexander has concertized in Japan for seven seasons. The end of this season is marked by a performance at the Moscow Philharmonic with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

He opened the 2017-2018 season at the principal venues of China, such as Shanghaicity theatre, Xinghai Concert Hall, and Tianjin Grand Theatre.

Critics worldwide have hailed the pianist’s performances: “Alexander Yakovlev has absolutely charmed the audience. The lovers of music in Brescia have not heard such pure and mighty sonority for long ago…” Bresciaoggi (Italy). “Nobody in the world can compare with his experience in musical competitions” (Piano Forum Magazine, Russia). “A revelation! We dare not speak of the virtuosity; it was breathtaking, incandescent, and spirited. Three encores that the audience insisted upon were brilliant: Scarlatti and the pianist’s own arrangement of works by Mussorgsky and of the Petrushka Suite by Stravinsky have revealed Yakovlev as the phenomenon of Russian pianism.”(concertclassic.com, France).

Alexander is a graduate of the Rostov State Conservatoire where he also did postgraduate study with Sergei Osipenko and studied composition under Leonid Klinichev. He subsequently studied at the Salzburg "Mozarteum" under Alexei Lyubimov and in Berlin at the Universität der Künste under Pascal Devoyon. 

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