Born in 1971, Alexey Chizhik graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatory in 1997. Having worked in several symphony orchestras, he now performs both jazz and classical music. He is the only vibraphone player in Russia to use the five-mallet technique.
Has collaborated with such musicians as Plácido Domingo, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wynton Marsalis, Mariss Jansons, Andrei Kondakov, David Goloshchekin, Arkady Shilkloper, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Krzysztof Penderecki, Eddie Gómez, Larry Porter, Billy Drummond, Andrea Marcelli and J. D. Walter. Since 2010 he has made appearances with the Ekkehard Wölk Jazz Trio (Berlin).
Has given recitals at the Mariinsky Theatre, the St Petersburg Shostakovich Philharmonic, the St Petersburg State Cappella, Smolny Cathedral and the St Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall. Has taken part in various festivals in St Petersburg (JazzQ), Moscow (City Jazz Fest), Murmansk (Barents Jazz & Blues Festival), Chita (Flowering Rosemary), Kraków (Days of St Petersburg), Tallinn, Berlin, Narva and Bad Homburg.
Appears as film accompanist at various venues in St Petersburg as well as touring with programmes of music for silent films. Took part in screenings of retrospective films at the Aurora cinema marking one century since it opened. In 2018 he was jury member of the Italy PAS percussion competition in Pescara.
Information for October 2019