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Alexandre Kantorow

piano

Biography

Alexandre Kantorow is the first French pianist who at 22 won the first Prize as a pianist and the Grand Prix of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2019). In the same year he received the Prize of Critics Musical Revelation of the Year and in 2020 he won two prizes Victoire de la Musique Classique: for the best the recording of the year (for the recording of Saint-Saëns concertos 3, 4, 5) and as the best soloist of the year. He is also a laureate of many other international piano competitions.

Both his recordings and his recitals always raise rave reviews. Welcomed by the press as a young tsar of the French piano, he started to perform very early. At 16 he was invited to participate in festivals Folle Journée (Crazy Day) in Nantes and in Warsaw with an orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia and since then he plays with many renowned orchestras and prominent conductors. He appears in the most important concert halls all over the world, as Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Carnegie Hall in New York, Philharmonie de Paris, Berlin Philharmoni, Moscow and St.-Petersbourg Philharmonies, Bozar in Bruxelles and many others, and is invited to the most important festivals as La Roque dAnthéron, Piano aux Jacobins" (France), Heidelberger Frühling" (Germany) and many others.

He is also a laureate of the Safran and Banque Populaire foundations.
He records in exclusivity with the label Bis Records and each release of his albums is awarded with the highest rewards.

Alexandre is passionate about Brahms and has a great interest in the contemporary musique. Some composers have already composed for him, as José Serebrier (Symphonic BACH Variations, records released in 2020 by BIS and received already very complimentary reviews from Gramophone, Crescendo, Pizzicato).

Alexandre studied with Pierre-Alain Volondat, Igor Lazko, Franck Braley at the Paris Superior National Conservatory (CNSM de Paris) and Rena Shereshevskaya at the Paris Alfred Cortot Superior Music School (LEcole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortot) with whom he still collaborates.

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