Alexander Ardakov

Role

Professorial Staff - Piano

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Biography

Born in Kuibyshev (now Samara), a Russian town in the Volga region, Alexander Ardakov worked as a soloist and a chamber musician at the Moscow State Philharmonia, and has performed extensively throughout the U.S.S.R and abroad. Since 1991, Alexander Ardakov has been living in England where in addition to appearing as a recitalist around the world he is Professor of Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Among his recent engagements are recitals at the Bosendorfer Hall in Vienna, five recitals at St. John’s Smith Square Hall in London, four recitals in the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, three recitals at Gasteig Recital Hall in Munich, much acclaimed concert in the Wigmore Hall and in 2002 a highly commended by Züddeutsche Zeitung recital in the Munich’s Carl-Orff-Saal. He has also given recitals and masterclasses at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus and at the California State University in Chico. His other performances include recitals at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, at the Wooburn and Leighton Buzzard Festivals in Buckinghamshire, at the Colchester Institute, at Hatfield House through the kind invitation of the Marchioness of Salisbury and at the Polish Centre "Posk" in London. He also performed the Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto at the Festivals in Buckingham and Seattle.

Qualifications / Educational Background

Moscow Conservatoire

Creative Outputs

Recordings:

Numerous recordings with the U.S.S.R Radio Broadcasting Corporation and with the Melodia recording company
Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson

Broadcasts:

BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM

Awards

  • First Prize at the National Kabalevsky Piano Competition, 1971
  • Prizewinner at the Viotti International Competition in Vercelly, Italy, 1984

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