Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin is in demand by orchestras at the highest level. He possesses an extraordinarily diverse repertoire, from Beethoven and Brahms through Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Scriabin to Gershwin, Shchedrin and Medtner.
In the 2018/19 season, Volodin will return to Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, NCPA Orchestra China, BBC and Bournemouth symphony orchestras, as well as make debuts with Gulbenkian Orchestra, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Other recent highlights include engagements with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and The Mariinsky Orchestra and under the baton of Dima Slobodeniouk, Kent Nagano, Robert Trevino and Valery Gergiev.
On tour, Volodin will perform throughout Spain with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev. In recent seasons, he has toured Germany and Switzerland with SWR Sinfonieorchester and Pietari Inkinen, Germany with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra with Alexander Liebreich, and Latin America with Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
Volodin regularly appears in recital and has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, LSO St. Luke’s, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música and Mariinsky Theatre. He has also appeared in Paris’ Philharmonie, London’s International Piano Series, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Tonhalle Zürich and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música.
An active chamber musician, he has a long standing collaboration with the Borodin Quartet with whom he performs regularly. Other chamber partners include Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Mischa Maisky and Sol Gabetta, as well as the Modigliani Quartet, Cuarteto Casals and Cremona Quartet.
Volodin’s latest album with the Mariinsky label was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 4, conducted by Gergiev. Recording for Challenge Classics, Volodin’s disc of solo Rachmaninov works was released in 2013. He also recorded a solo album of Schumann, Ravel and Scriabin, and his earlier Chopin disc won a Choc de Classica and was awarded five stars by Diapason.
A regular artist at festivals, Volodin has performed at Bad Kissingen Sommer Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Les Rencontres Musicales d’Évian, Festival La Folle Journée, the White Nights Festival in St Petersburg, St. Magnus International Festival and the Moscow Easter Festival.
Born in 1977 in Leningrad, Alexei Volodin studied at Moscow’s Gnessin Academy and later with Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2001, he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como and gained international recognition following his victory at the International Géza Anda Competition in Zürich in 2003.
Alexei Volodin is an exclusive Steinway artist.