Alexander Shirokov, piano
Alexander was born in 1992 in Cherepovets, Russia. He graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2017 where he studied with Vera Gornostaeva and Maxim Filippov. Alexander is a winner of major competitions in Russia, including the first prize at Gavrilin International Piano Competition in Vologda (2008), third prize at Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Tambov (2012), and third prize at the International Neuhaus Competition in Chelyabinsk (2015). After winning the third prize at the Vera Lotar-Shevchenko International Piano Competition in Ekaterinburg in 2016 Alexander was invited to play in Paris at Alfred Cortot Hall. From 2009 Alexander has performed as a member of piano trio touring Russia, Germany and Austria. The ensemble received second prize at the Third Taneev Chamber Music Competition and won the Second National Chamber Music Competition in Moscow.
Since 2017 he has been an artist of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theater where he works as an accompanist in the studio of Artistic Director Prof. Dmitry Vdovin. Alexander has performed numerous chamber concerts in the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theater where he worked with such outstanding musicians as Lyubov Orfenova, Semyon Skigin, Giulio Zappa, and Ivari Iljia. In 2018 Alexander completed internship at the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino where he worked with Andrea Lucchesini and Michele Errico. From 2012 Alexander performs as soloist and chamber musician on Moscow’s most prestigious stages including Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow International House of Music. Alexander has toured with singers of the the Bolshoi Opera Young Artists Studio in March 2019 in Nice and Paris.