Alexeev was born in Moscow and began to play the piano at the age of five, one year later his talent took him to the Moscow Central Music School and then to the Moscow Conservatoire, where his professor was the eminent Soviet pianist Dmitri Bashkirov. Whilst pursuing graduate studies, he participated in several international competitions, capturing top honours in Paris, Bucharest and Moscow. In 1975 he was unanimously awarded first prize at the Leeds International Competition in England.
He now teaches at the Royal College of Music in London.
|Medtner: Music for two pianos|
'Phenomenal … transcendental' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)
'I would happily recommend all Russophiles buy this disc for the stunning Medtner performances alone' (CDReview)» More
|Medtner: Piano Concerto No 1 & Piano Quintet|
'Brilliantly enterprising … certainly one of the finest in Hyperion's Romantic Concerto series' (Gramophone)
'This concerto is endlessly inventive and splendidly original' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
|NIKOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951)|
|Piano Concerto No 1 in C minor, Op 33with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev (conductor)» More|
|Piano Quintet in C major, Op posth.with New Budapest Quartet» More|
|Two Pieces, Op 58with Nikolai Demidenko (piano)» More|
|SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)|
|Russian Rhapsody, Op posth.with Nikolai Demidenko (piano)» More|
|Suite No 2, Op 17with Nikolai Demidenko (piano)» More|
|Symphonic Dances, Op 45with Nikolai Demidenko (piano)» More|