Alexander Slobodianik-jr was born in Moscow in 1974 to a family of musicians, that of famed pianist Alexander Slobodianik and cellist Natalia Slobodianik. He studied at the Central School of Music of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. He moved to the USA at the age of 14, where he won the Young Musicians Competition. In 2001, Slobodianik-jr recorded his first vinyl disc with EMI Classics. He has toured the USA, Russia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Europe, and South America.
Slobodianik-jr has taken part in the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, festivals in Lockenhaus (Austria), Reims and Tours (France), as well as the Ivo Pogorelić Festival in Bad Wörishofen (Germany). He appeared in recitals at Wigmore Hall in London, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York. Slobodianik-jr has collaborated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Together with the BBC, Slobodianik-jr has recorded the works of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Chopin, Debussy and other composers.
Information for June 2018