Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin is in demand by orchestras at the highest level. He possesses an extraordinarily diverse repertoire, from Beethoven and Brahms through Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Scriabin to Gershwin, Schedrin and Medtner.
Upcoming highlights include debuts with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester, Orquesta del Teatro di San Carlo and Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra. He will also return to NHK Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In recent seasons Volodin has made his debuts at the BBC Proms with the London, Swedish Radio, Danish Radio and BBC symphony orchestras, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the Orchestre National de Belgique.
On tour, Volodin will join the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev in Latin America and will also tour with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Alexander Liebreich in Germany.
Recital dates include Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, LSO St. Luke’s, Barcelona Palau de la Música and Adelaide Festival Centre. In 2016, Volodin performs a special programme entitled Shakespeare in Music to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. He regularly appears at Paris’ Philharmonie, London’s International Piano Series, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich’s Herkulesaal, Tonhalle Zürich and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música. As a chamber musician he collaborates with the Borodin Quartet, Casals Quartet and Sol Gabetta.
Volodin has a long-standing relationship with The Mariinsky Orchestra and Theatre and was their Artist-In-Residence in 2014–2015.
Volodin’s latest album with the Mariinsky label was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 4, conducted by Gergiev. Recording for Challenge Classics, Volodin’s disc of solo Rachmaninov works was released in 2013. He also recorded a solo album of Schumann, Ravel and Scriabin, and his earlier Chopin disc won a Choc de Classica and was awarded five stars by Diapason.
A regular artist at festivals, Volodin has performed at Bad Kissingen Sommer Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Festival La Folle Journée, the Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, St. Magnus International Festival and the Moscow Easter Festival.
Born in 1977 in Leningrad, Alexei Volodin studied at Moscow’s Gnessin Academy and later with Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2001 he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como and gained international recognition following his victory at the International Géza Anda Competition in Zurich in 2003.
Alexei Volodin is an exclusive Steinway artist.