Aleksandr KliuchkoSupported by Club 32 donor The Hon Bronwyn Bishop AO


August 15, 2000


First Prize: Concours Ile-de-France International Piano Competition (Maisons-Laffitte, France)
Second Prize: Maria Canals International Piano Competition (Barcelona, Spain)
Third Prize: Paloma O’Shea Santander Piano Competition (Santander, Spain)
First Prize (equal) and Grand Prix: Astana Piano Passion International Festival of Classical Music and the Competition for Young Pianists (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Aleksandr Kliuchko started playing piano at the age of six, giving his first recital at the age of seven. He studied with Sergey Arsibashev in the F. Chopin Moscow State College of Musical Performance. He is currently studying at the École Normale de Musique de Paris ‘Alfred Cortot’, studying under Réna Shereshevskaya.

Aleksandr has performed in Russia with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra and Governor’s Orchestra of the Irkutsk Regional Philharmonic. He has also performed with the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Catalan Youth Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic and the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra in Kazakhstan. Aleksandr has performed with renown conductors including Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez and participated in masterclasses with eminent pianists including Réna Shereshevskaya, Dmitry Bashkirov and Paolo Giacometti.


Aleksandr has appeared in international festivals including Stars on the Baikal Festival (Southern Siberia), Gradus International Piano Festival (Denmark) and the Musical Olympus International Festival (St Petersburg, Russia).


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

I. Largo – Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegretto

Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole S.254
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor Op.28

II. Leggiero e legato

Semifinal Round

I. Prélude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Les agréments de la même Sarabande
VI. Bourrée I alternativement
VII. Bourrée II
VIII. Gigue

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo in B minor No.1 Op.20

I. Russian Dance
II. Petrushka’s Cell
III. The Shrovetide Fair

Final Round

VII. Funerailles

Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in B major Op.62 No.1

VII. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata 

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5 in F# major Op.53

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome

[Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza

II. The Old Castle

[Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente

III. Tuileries

IV. Oxen

[Promenade IV]. Tranquillo

V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells

VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle

[Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto

VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)

VIII. Catacombs – With the Dead in a Dead Language

IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs

X. The Great Gate of Kiev


II. Allegro

V. Threnody