About this Artist
Alexander Malofeev came to international prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age thirteen. Reviewing the performance, Amadeus noted, “Contrary to what could be expected of a youngster…he demonstrated not only high technical accuracy but also an incredible maturity. Crystal clear sounds and perfect balance revealed his exceptional ability.” Since this triumph, Malofeev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.
Highlights of the 2023-24 season include Malofeev’s return to the Bournemouth Symphony for a multi-concert residency, a solo tour in China, and a European tour with Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly, as well as performances at the Munich Isarphilharmonie, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, and Carnegie Hall. He will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Kent Nagano, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Marin Alsop, and many others.
Alexander Malofeev performs with some of the most well-known orchestras around the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi", Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Orchestre National de Lille, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. He regularly appears with the most distinguished conductors on stage today, including Mikhail Pletnev, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, Alain Altinoglu, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, JoAnn Falletta, Susanna Mälkki, Lionel Bringuier, Alondra de la Parra, Marcelo Lehninger, Kazuki Yamada, Juraj Valcuha, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Kristjan Jarvi, Kirill Karabits, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vasily Petrenko, Andris Poga, and Fabio Luisi, among others.
He has been a guest of renowned music festivals and series including Verbier Festival, International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Tsinandali Festival, Master Pianists Series, and Celebrity Series of Boston.
Malofeev was born in Moscow in October 2001. Now residing in Berlin, he continues to give concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where he opened the 30th anniversary concert of the renowned Meester Pianists series. Other recent highlights include concerts at Teatro alla Scala, Musikverein Wien, Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich Herkulessaal, Philharmonie de Paris, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Theater of the Champs-Elysees, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma, Teatro Putruzzelli in Bari, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Australia, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman.
In addition to his First Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, he has won numerous awards and prizes at international competitions and festivals, including the Grand Prix of the first International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition, the Premio Giovane Talento Musicale dell’anno and Best Young Musician of 2017. Also in 2017, Alexander Malofeev became the first Young Yamaha Artist.