Alexandre Kantorow

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.     

1st price at the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition

Whether it’s a concert or a disc, the critics are giving Alexandre Kantorow (born 1997) rave reviews:

 

“Alexandre is Liszt reincarnated. I’ve never heard anyone play the piano the way he does” –

Jerry Dubins (Fanfare Magazine)

 

“The young Tsar of the piano” – Stéphane Friedrich (Classica Magazine)

 

At just 16 years old he was invited to play for “les folles journées” 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, and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra of Liège, the “Orquesta Sinfonico Nacional de Colombia”, and l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. Valery Gergiev just invited him to play with Mariinsky Orchestra for an European Tour.

Alexandre has played at major concert halls such as the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Philharmonie de Paris, BOZAR in Brussels. Next season he will give solo recitals in Maison de la Radio of Paris for the 200th anniversary of the death of Beethoven and will also make his US debut with the Naples Philharmonic (conducted by Andrey Boreyko). This summer he will perform at some of the most important piano festivals in France: “La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins….

His recent 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, record of the month in the German Pianonews and CHOC CLASSICA of the YEAR !

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. His last release was the concertis 3-4-5 of the French composer, and was already acclaimed by the press.

Alexandre is a laureate of the Safran foundation and he gets the help from pianos Yamaha at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where he is studying in the class of Rena Shereshevskaya.