Alexandre Moutouzkine, Piano

Of Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine The Dallas Morning News wrote, “[he] played Brahms' Op. 117 Intermezzimore beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.”

A familiar figure on the world’s great concert stages, Alexandre Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy as well as North and South America. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, Gran Canary Symphony and Tenerife Symphony in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, Israel Philharmonic, and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic. Alexandre has concertized in leading music capitals including Rome, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, and London where his recital at London’s Wigmore Hall was hailed by International Piano magazine as “grandly organic, with many personal and pertinent insights, offering a thoughtful balance between rhetoric and fantasy…technically dazzling” and his performance of Chopin Études in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recorded live and released on the Classical Music Archives label in Russia.

Highlights of Alexandre’s upcoming season include his Philadelphia recital debut at the Trinity Center in September, a debut with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra where he performs Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, a return to Symphony in C Orchestra with Mozart C Major Concerto K467, and performances of “Between the Keys,” a program of the complete solo piano works of John Corigliano. Internationally, Alexandre tours Asia in the fall with recitals throughout Taiwan and at Beijing Concert Hall in China, Yokohama Recital Hall in Japan and returns to the Bogota Symphony of Colombia for a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Recent seasons’ highlights include debuts across the globe including the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, where he performed Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Symphoniker and Lior Shambadal, a chamber-music concert at Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse with the Jasper String Quartet, Scriabin's Piano Concerto with the Stamford Symphony led by Eckart Preu and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with New Jersey’s Symphony in C Orchestra. In April 2011, Alexandre made his debut at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, introducing his own solo piano transcription of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite live, alongside specially commissioned animation entitled “Who Stole The Mona Lisa?”

Winner of several world-renowned piano competitions, Alexandre has recently claimed top prizes at the Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition, Cleveland Competition, International Competition of Montréal, and Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel-Aviv, among others.

An avid chamber musician, he regularly collaborates with various chamber groups as well as, with members of the Dallas Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Alexandre Moutouzkine holds a Master’s and post-graduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky – and begins work as an Associate Teacher in the College Division this fall. His undergraduate degrees are from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover and Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Music Academy.