Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin is in demand by orchestras at the highest level, and WMC is honoured to present this piano virtuoso who has performed on stages all over the world.
Born in 1977 in Leningrad, Volodin studied at Moscow’s Gnessin Academy and later with Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2001, he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como and gained international recognition following his victory at the International Géza Anda Competition in Zürich in 2003.
Highlights of the 2022/23 season include returns to Singapore Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, and Euskadiko Orkestra, and first appearances with Kyoto Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal. He will tour with Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen throughout Belgium and the Netherlands with Chopin Piano Concerto No.1.
Volodin’s latest album with the Mariinsky label was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 4, conducted by Valery Gergiev. His disc of solo Rachmaninov works for Challenge Classics was released in 2013, and he also recorded a solo album of Schumann, Ravel and Scriabin. His earlier Chopin disc won a Choc de Classica and was awarded five stars by Diapason.