Alexei Melnikov was born in Moscow in 1990. In 2013 graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied under Sergei Dorensky and his assistants – Nikolai Lugansky, Pavel Nersessian and Andrei Pisarev.
In 2010 he won 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition in Memory of Vera Lotar-Shevchenko in Novosibirsk, in 2014 he took 1st prize and several special prizes at the San Marino International Piano Competition and in 2015 he won 3rd prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Japan). In 2017 he was a prize-winner at the Manhattan International Music Competition and gave a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2018 he received a prize from the Neva foundation at the Verbier Music Academy and Festival. In 2019 he took 3rd prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Has appeared with the chamber orchestra Virtuosi di Praga, the Bacău Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di San Marino, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Has given recitals at the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Bunka Kaikan concert hall in Tokyo, the Žofín Palace in Prague, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory as well as at other venues throughout Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Poland, the USA, Spain, Belgium and Vietnam. Has taken part in the International Chamber Music Festival in Cervo (Italy), the Animato music festival in Paris and the Moscow International H. Neuhaus Festival of Young Pianists.
In March 2017 he recorded a solo album featuring works by Beethoven and Liszt in collaboration with the ACOUSENCE recording label.
Information for March 2020