Whether it’s a concert or a disc, the critics are giving Alexandre Kantorow (born in 1997) rave reviews:
“Alexandre is Liszt reincarnated. I’ve never heard anyone play the piano the way he does” – Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine”; “The young Tsar of the piano” – Stéphane Friedrich, Classica Magazine; “Alexandre is already amongst the stars” – Olivier Bellamy, Huffington Post.
In 2019, with 22 years old, Alexandre Kantorow became the first French pianist to win the Gold Medal at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow as well as the Grand Prix.
Alexandre has played at major concert halls such as the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Philharmonie de Paris, Bozar in Brussels and also at the most prestigious festivals including la Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Heidelberg etc. He performs regularly with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.
His record releases as an exclusive artist for BIS always win the best awards and distinctions:
– Brahms, Bartók et Liszt (BIS-2380) – Diapason d’Or and Choc Classica of the year 2020 and Gramophone Editor’s Choice;
– Piano concertos 3, 4 & 5 by Saint-Saëns (BIS-2300) – Diapason d’Or and Choc Classica of the year 2019;
– «À la russe» (BIS-2150) – Choc Classica of the year 2017, Diapason découverte, Supersonic (Pizzicato) and CD des Doppelmonats (PianoNews);
– Piano concertos by Liszt (BIS-2100) In 2019, he was named “Musical Revelation of the Year” by the Professional Critics Association.
In 2020, he has been awarded two “Victoires de la Musique Classique”: recording of the year (Saint Saëns concerto n°3, 4 & 5) and instrumental soloist of the year.
Alexandre has studied with Pierre-Alain Volondat, Igor Lazko, Franck Braley and Rena Shereshevskaya.
Alexandre is a laureate of the Safran Foundation and Banque Populaire.
Brahms, Liszt and Rachmanimov