Alexander Bolotin was born in St Petersburg in 2000. In 2008, he began to study the piano. Bolotin is currently a student of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Alexander Sandler).
Bolotin has appeared at the best concert halls of St Petersburg and Moscow, as well as those of Israel, Japan, the United States, and European countries. He has collaborated with such conductors as Vladimir Titov, Pavel Lando, Vladimir Ryzhaev, Yoram Youngerman, Haris Iliadis, and Alessandro Travaglini. Bolotin has performed with the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Borodin Symphony Orchestra, and the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra among other ensembles.
The musician has taken part in the Mariinsky International Piano Festival, the Chopin Festival in Nohant, the David Oistrakh Festival in Sillamäe, the International Piano Music Festival in Tallinn, and the Summit Music Festival in Pleasantville (the United States). Since 2010, Bolotin has regularly appeared at the International Music Academy in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Italy).
He has taken part in master-classes of Dmitri Bashkirov, Alexander Braginsky, Pavel Nersessian, Alexander Kobrin, Efrem Briskin, Anna Malikova, and Anthony Newman. Prize-winner at more than ten international music competitions. Bolotin won 1st prizes at the Mary Smart International Concerto Competition in New York, the Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, Poland (as well as a special prize), and the International Frédéric Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow.
Bolotin was awarded the St Petersburg City Government Young Talents prize, the All-Russian Competition Young Talents of Russia trophy, and Andrey Petrov Scholarship. Since 2017, he has taken part in the St Petersburg House of Music’s programmes.
Information for November 2018