Volodin Alexei

Alexei Volodin regularly works with the world's top orchestras, among them the New York Philharmonic, Gewandhaus-Orchester Leipzig, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich and the London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor collaborations include Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel,Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vasily Sinaisky, Mikhail Pletnev, Semyon Bychkov,Lawrence Foster and Marek Janowski.

Recent highlights have included Radio-Sinfonieorchester des SWR Stuttgart, Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and l'Orchestra dell'Accademia del Teatro alla Scala. Forthcoming engagements include RAI Turin, the Danish National Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic orchestras as well as the Bamberger Symphoniker and Orquesta Municipal de Santiago de Chile.

Recitals are a prominent part of Volodin's engagements and following on from his critically acclaimed debut at London's international Piano Series, this season he performs at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Teatro Olimpico Vicenza, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich's Herkulessaal, Berlin's Philharmonie and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

Alexei Volodin is a regular artist at Festivals including the Bad Kissingen Sommer, La Roque d'Anthéron, Festival La Folle Journée, Sommets musicaux in Gstaad, White Nights in St. Petersburg and the Moscow Easter festivals.

Volodin has recorded with record labels such as Live Classics (Germany), ABC Classics(Australia) and Challenge Records (Netherlands). His recording of solo Schumann, Ravel and Skriabin works was released by Challenge Records in 2011 and prompted Carsten Dürer to write in Piano News that "this last recording shows that Alexei Volodin is one of the very best pianists of today ... outstanding". His previous release, a recital programme of works by Chopin, won a Choc Classica and was awarded five stars by Diapason. His most recent recording of solo Rachmaninov works was released by Challenge Records in 2013.

Born in 1977 in Leningrad, he studied under Irina Chaklina and Tatiana Zelikman at theGnessin Russian Academy of Music and later with Elisso Virsaladzé at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2001 he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como (Italy). He gained international recognition following his victory at the Géza Anda Piano Competition in Zurich (Switzerland) in 2003.

Alexei Volodin is an exclusive artist for the company Steinway and Sons.