Professorial Staff - Piano
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Born in Samara, Russia, Alexander Ardakov studied under the renowned pianist and professor Vera Gornostaeva at Moscow Conservatoire. Upon graduating, he joined the Moscow State Philharmonia as a performer.
Alexander won prizes at the Kabalevsky Piano Competition in Russia and the Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli, Italy.
Moving to Britain and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he has been teaching since 1991, have helped him develop as an international recitalist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity.
Qualifications And Background
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Alexander has made notable radio recordings for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. His extensive discography consists of 20 different CD albums. Among them is a remarkable recording of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson.
Alexander has given recitals at the Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna, Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St John’s Smith Square in London; Carnegie Hall in New York; Gasteig and Carl-Orff-Saal in Munich; Benaroya Hall in Seattle; and Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
He frequently gives masterclasses in the UK and abroad.
Listen to Alexander Ardakov play Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson.
Photo: Alexander Dymnikov