Whether it’s a concert or a disc, the critics are giving Alexandre Kantorow (born 1997) glowing reviews:
“Alexandre is Liszt reincarnated. I’ve never heard anyone play the piano the way he does” - Jerry Dubins (Fanfare Magazine January February 2016)
“The young Tsar of the piano” - Stéphane Friedrich (Classica Magazine 2017)
“Alexandre is already amongst the stars” Olivier Bellamy, Huffington Post.
At just 16 years old he was invited to play for “La Folle Journée” in Nantes and Warsaw with the Sinfonia Varsovia. Since then he has played with many orchestras, such as the Kansai philharmonic with A. Dumay, the National Symphonic Orchestra in Taipei, the ONPL, the Royal Philharmonic orchestra of Liège, the Orquesta Sinfonico Nacional de Colombia…
In 2015 Alexandre appeared in the opening season at the new Philharmonie in Paris with the Pasdeloup Orchestra and he will be back for the first concert of a tour with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France in march 2018.
Alexandre gave his second recital at the Vuitton Foundation after a very successful recital of Russian music in 2016 which has since been recorded by BIS. This summer Alexandre has played at some of the most important piano festivals in France such as “La Roque d’Anthéron” or “Piano aux Jacobins”….
His last CD recording « A la russe » issued by BIS, has won many awards: among them, the Choc of Classica magazine, Diapason d’or Découverte, Supersonic of Pizzicato, recording of the month in the German Pianonews.
BIS has offered Alexandre a “carte blanche” for his choice in repertoire, and among his projects with them, all the works for piano and orchestra of Camille Saint-Saëns.
Future engagements will include a tour with the Picardy Orchestra, a recital at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, recital at Bozar, the recording for BIS of a recital Brahms / Bartok / Liszt, a concert tour with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra starting with a performance at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, and recitals in most of the major European capitals.
Alexandre is a laureate of the Safran foundation.