UALR’s Department of Music will host pianist Dmitri Alexeev for a master class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building.
Alexeev’s critically praised recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and his concert appearances with the most prestigious orchestras have secured his position, according to the Daily Telegraph, as one of “the most remarkable pianists of the day.”
He has performed with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the five London orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic, and the Munich Bavarian Radio Orchestra.
Born in Moscow, Akexeev began to play the piano at the age of five. A year later, he was enrolled in the Moscow Central Music School and then to the Moscow Conservatoire, where his professor was the eminent Soviet pianist Dmitri Bashkirov.
As a graduate student, he participated in several international competitions, capturing top honors at the 1969 Marguerite Long Competition in Paris, at the 1970 George Enescu Competition in Bucharest, and at the 1974 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In 1975, he was unanimously awarded first prize at the Leeds International Competition in England.
He has performed in the most important musical centers of the world, appearing in concert tours throughout Europe, the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, and Hong Kong.