Aleksandr Kliuchko


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

II. Leggiero e legato
V. Threnody

No.1 in B Major

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor Op.28

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

VII. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Franz Liszt: Trübe Wolken S.199
Mily Balakirev: Islamey – Fantasie Orientale Op.18

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

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

I. Largo – Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto

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

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Vivace, ma non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto moderato

Fritz Kreisler: Syncopation

I. Lento

II. Allegro scherzando

III. Andante

IV. Allegro mosso

Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour Op.12

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro vivace

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Allegro brioso
II. Andante assai
III. Allegro scherzando