Alexander Malofeev is a young Russian pianist born in Moscow in October 2001. He graduated from the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music in the class of Elena Berezkina. Alexander is currently studying at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the tutelage of professor Sergei Dorensky.
He is mostly famous for his outstanding performance at the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians in 2014 where he won the First Prize and attained the overall recognition. In 2016, Alexander Malofeev won the Grand Prix of the International Competition for Young Pianists «Grand Piano Competition».
In April 2017, at the opening of the «International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo» in Italy, Alexander Malofeev was awarded the «Premio Giovane Talento Musicale dell’anno 2017» - «Best Young Musician of 2017». In December 2017, Alexander became the first "Young Yamaha Artist".
By age 17, Alexander Malofeev has already performed in Moscow`s Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, Moscow International Performing Arts Center, the Mariinsky Theatre, the State Kremlin Palace, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Germany), Munich Herkulessaal (Germany), Philharmonie de Paris, Theater of the Champs-Elysees (France), Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Germany), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Australia), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), Kaufman Music Center and the UNESCO House. He has also given recitals in Russia , Azerbaijan, Armenia, Finland, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Israel, China, Japan, Australia and the United States.
Alexander has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Russian National Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi", Lucerne Festival Orchestra, State Philadelphia Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, under the batons of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Myung-Whun Chung, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alondra de la Parra, Kristjan Jarvi, Dmitry Liss, Juraj Valcuha, Eduard Topchjan, Kazuki Yamada, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Dimitris Botinis and Alexander Soloviev, to name a few.
Alexander Malofeev is a laureate recipient of many Russian and International Competitions. The young pianist was awarded Gran Prix and the Special Prize in the Ninth International Rachmaninoff Competition for Young Pianists (Veliky Novgorod, Russia, 2014), Gran Prix in the Moscow International Competition “Music diamond” (2011, 2014) , First Prize in the First «Astana Piano Passion» International Competition for Young Pianists (Astana, Kazakhstan, 2013), Gran Prix in the “Musical Art” International Competition for Young Performers and Composers (Moscow, Russia, 2013), Gold medal of the Youth Delphic Games of Russia (2015, 2012), Gran Prix of the Artobalevskaya Festival (2012), Gran Prix in the «Mozart wunderkind» International Competition (Austria, 2011).
Alexander was also a participant of the International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron Festival(France), La Folle Journée de Nantes (France), the Rheingau Music Festival(Germany), the Merano Music Festival(Italy), the Annesi classic Festival (France), the Chopin Festival(France), Denis Matsuev’s Crescendo Festival, Valery Gergiev’s Mikkeli Music Festival(Finland), the Mariinsky International Piano Festival(St. Petersburg), the “Denis Matsuev and friends”, the Master Pianist Series(Concertgebouw, Amsterdam), the “Stars of the White Nights” International Music Festival (St. Petersburg), Stars on Baikal International Music Festival, Vladimir Spivakov’s International “Moscow Meets Friends” Festival, the International Winter Festival "Arts Square" directed by Yuri Temirkanov (St. Petersburg), Festival of Larisa Gergieva (Vladikavkaz), the Eilat Chamber Music Festival(Israel), the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo(Italy), the Peregrinos Musicais Festival(Spain), and others.
Alexander Malofeev is a scholarship holder of "New Names" Charity Foundation and Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation.