Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev is one of the world’s most highly regarded artists. His critically acclaimed recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and concerto appearances with the most prestigious orchestras have secured his position as “the great poet of the piano”, The Times

Dmitry Alexeev. Photo by Chris Christodoulos

He has performed in all the major concert halls around the world and with all leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the five London orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.  He has worked with conductors including Ashkenazy, Boulez, Dorati, Giulini, Jansons, Muti, Pappano, Rozhdestvensky, Salonen, Svetlanov, Temirkanov, Tilson Thomas and Klaus Tennstedt.

Alexeev has been a juror for many of the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions including Leeds, Chopin (Warsaw), Van Cliburn, Santander, Beethoven (Vienna) and Tchaikovsky (Moscow).

He has made many fine recordings for EMI, BMG, Virgin Classics, Hyperion and Russian labels.  Following his Virgin Classics recording of the complete Rachmaninov Preludes, which won the Edison Award in the Netherlands, BBC Music Magazine described him as “a pianist at once aristocratic, grand and confessionally poetic.  This is an inspiring disc.”  His recording of the complete Chopin Mazurkas was released in 2014.

A recording that Gramophone Magazine referred to as “one of the best recordings of the Chopin Mazurkas that have appeared in the past three-quarters of a century – one of the best alongside those of Rubinstein and Yakov Flier.”  His recordings of the complete Scriabin works for piano solo were released by Brilliant Classics in 2022.

Alexeev’s two piano transcriptions of works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Gershwin, as well as his transcriptions of Brahms’ Ballade for Viola and Piano were recently published.