2013 INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music
2013 INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL

Press Release

Alexander Strukov
07 Mar 2013

Alexander Strukov was born in 1965, in the city Orsk (Russia), in the family of musicians. He studied in the Central Musical School under Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory. His teacher was famous Professor E.Timakin (teacher of Ivo Pogorelic and Mikhail Pletnev). In 1988 Strukov graduated Tchaikovky Moscow Conservatory as a pianist under outstanding Professor Lev Vlassenko and Mikhail Pletnev, and as a composer under Prof. T.Baranova. During 3 years he was a chair of piano faculty in the Novosibirsk Conservatory.

In 1991 he won first prize and gold medal in the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest, having repeated the success his teacher, who had won this prize in 1956. In 1992 became the assistant of Prof. L.Vlassenko. After Vlassenko's untimely death Strukov continued to work as an assistant of Prof. M.Voskresensky and becamed associated professor in 2007. Many of his pupils won international prizes (M.Yakhlakova – 1st prize in Weimar Liszt Competition, E.Shishkina – 1st prize in Bucharest Competition, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan – 3rd prize in Moscow Scriabin Competition etc …)
A.Strukov has big concert activity in Russia and abroad - Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Ukraine, Switzerland. He played under the button of V.Ziva, M.Pletnev, V.Ignatiev, A.Ligetti, R.Bader, Li Dong Sin, V.Dudarova, D.Cavallaro and others.

Strukov's répertoire includes the music of different styles - from Bach and Mozart until compositions of Russian modern composers. Especially he prefers music of romantic composers - Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov. His recent recital on the 12 of February 2013 in Rakhmaninov Concert Hall in Moscow had great success and high acclaimed.

With long cooperation with Japan music company "Tokyo IMC" A.Strukov recorded several CD's.

Alexander Strukov is known also as a composer .One of his 2 concertos for piano and orchestra was edited and performed in Japan (klavir+ CD). He is the author of several compositions for ch amber music. In 2006 A.Strukov won the Moscow Conservatory competition for the best cadenza to the piano concertos by Mozart. Prof. M.Voskresensky played them when he recorded all piano concertos of Mozart (concertos N.6 B flat major and N. 21 C major K 467)

"The name of Alexandre Strukov means a brilliant virtuosity, perfect technique, the sound of the Konstantin Igumniov school- soft, singing, and deep. His performance's conceptions are always thought over, and the musical forms are well-balanced. His bright temperament is controlled by a powerful intensity, he's got a great erudition." - M.Voskresensky.

DECEMBER 2013
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