Alexandra Dovgan was born in 2007. Studies at the Central School of Music of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Mira Marchenko). Prize-winner of the Villahermosa internet competition in Mexico (2014), the Urals International Prokofiev Young Pianists’ Competition in Yekaterinburg (2015), the Safonov International Youth Competition in Pyatigorsk (2015), the All-Russian Musical Talents of Russia internet competition (2015), the Nutcracker international TV competition for young musicians in Moscow (2017), the Moscow International Vladimir Krainev Competition for Young Pianists (2017) and the international Astana Piano Passion young pianists’ competition (2017). In 2018 she won the Grand Prix at the international Grand Piano Competition for young pianists. Grant-recipient of the New Names foundation and the Vladimir Spivakov and the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundations.
Alexandra’s appearances take place at internationally acclaimed venues across Russia and abroad, among them the Great, Small and Rachmaninoff Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Svetlanov and Chamber Halls of the Moscow International House of Music, concert halls at the Mariinsky Theatre, the Great and Small Halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Großer Saal of Berlin’s Philharmonie, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Alexandra has appeared with many ensembles, among them the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow Virtuosi State chamber orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg State Academic Capella, the orchestra of the Pavel Slobodkin Center, the orchestra of the Russian Conservatoria Chamber Capella and the orchestra of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, and under such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Chernushenko, Nikolai Khondzinsky, Alexander Soloviev, Dimitris Botinis, Ilya Gaisin and Rani Calderon among others.
The pianist has given recitals and appeared with orchestras at major festivals including Moscow Greets Its Friends, the Colmar International Festival (France), Stars of the White Nights, the International Piano Festival and Musical Olympus (St Petersburg) and Stars on Baikal (Irkutsk). In 2018 she appeared at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian Seasons festival in Venice and at the St Petersburg International Cultural Forum (at the Mariinsky Theatre).
In January 2019 Alexandra Dovgan appeared at Berlin’s Philharmonie at the opening ceremony of the Russian Seasons international cultural project. In February the same year she performed a concert at the Assembly Chamber of the St Tikhon Orthodox University of Humanities with the Russian Conservatoria Chamber Capella under the baton of Nikolai Khondzinsky. In May 2019 Alexandra made her debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where she was presented by Grigory Sokolov. The latter pianist also presented Alexandra at the Salzburg Festival the same year, where she gave a recital. On 3 November 2019 Sasha gave her first recital at Paris' Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and already the next day she appeared at the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic at the Х Northern Lyre International Festival of Chamber Performance.
Information for December 2019