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.     

“Alexandre is Liszt reincarnated. I’ve never heard anyone play the piano the way he does” – Jerry Dubins (Fanfare Magazine)

 

At 22 years old, Alexandre Kantorow is the first French pianist to win the gold medal at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition as well as the Grand Prix.

Further to his victory, Valery Gergiev asked him to accompany him and the Mariinsky Orchestra for a series of concerts in Europe.

Whether it’s a concert or a disc, the critics are giving Alexandre Kantorow (born 1997) glowing reviews. Hailed by the press as the “young tsar” of the French piano, he started performing very early. At 16, 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 Kansai Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Geneva Orchestra, Bern Orchestra, Toulouse National Orchestra etc.

Alexandre has played at major concert halls such as the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Philharmonie de Paris, BOZAR in Brussels and also at the most prestigious festivals including la Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Heidelberg etc.

BIS has offered Alexandre a “carte blanche” for his choice in repertoire, and among his projects with them, all the Liszt concerti and all the Saint Saens concerti. His recordings are acclaimed by the critic and his recital CD “A la russe” was awarded CHOC CLASSICA for the year 2017.

In 2019, he was awarded “musical revelation of the year” by the French performing arts press federation.

Alexandre is a laureate of the Safran foundation and the Fondation Banque Populaire. He gets the help from pianos Yamaha at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where he has studied in Rena Shereshevskaya’s class.

 

CONTACTS :

 

Diane du Saillant, general manager : dianedusaillant@gmail.com – +336 13 42 22 52

Romain Danzanvilliers, associate manager : agencedianedusaillant@gmail.com +331 42 81 38 21

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Carlos Magan, ACM Concerts,  Spain/Portugal : acmconcerts@gmail.com – +34 6000 566 91

Franco Panozzo, AMC, Italy : panozzo@amcmusic.com – T +39 045 8014041 – Mobile +39 348 2509928

Robert von Bahr, Sweden+Norway : robert@bis.se – +46 (0)8 544 102-30

Label : BIS Records, Robert von Bahr robert@bis.se – +46 (0)8 544 102-30

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