Alexander Maslov is a classical and jazz pianist. He was born in Leningrad in 1985. From 2003–2005 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover under Vladimir Krainev. In 2010 he graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, and in 2013 he completed a postgraduate study there (class of Leonid Zaichik). Since that year he has taught special piano and improvisation at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire.
Prize-winner at the International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists' Competition in Kharkiv (2002, 1st prize and two special awards), the Valsesia Musica international competition in Varallo (Italy, 2006, 4th prize), the All-Russian Piano Competition The Path to Mastery in Moscow (2006, 2nd prize) and the International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Dresden (2007, 2nd prize and Audience Award).
Has appeared at the finest venues of St Petersburg, Moscow and other Russian cities. Has toured to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Ukraine, Israel and countries in Asia and South America. Has taken part in international festivals in Graz and Rheingau and the Stars of the White Nights festival and International Conservatoire Week in St Petersburg.
Has appeared with the Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg State Capella, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.
Has collaborated with the recording company Sony. Has recorded for the TV channels Kultura, Channel 5 and Sankt-Peterburg, as well as for Bayerische Rundfunk, Polish Radio and Radio Peterburg.
Author of the teaching aid The Basics of Jazz Improvisation on the Piano (2016).
Information for November 2017