Alexander Gadjiev


December 23, 1994


First Prize, Prix Ranieri 111: Monte-Carlo Piano Masters (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
First Prize and Audience Award: Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Hamamatsu, Japan)

Alexander Gadjiev began studying piano with his father, Siavush Gadjiev, making his concert debut at the age of nine and his first solo recital at ten. He received his Master’s degree at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, under the guidance of Pavel Gililov. Currently he studies at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin under Eldar Nebolsin.


Alexander has performed at several prestigious festivals, including Verbier, the Rubinstein Festival in Łódź, the Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Ravenna Musica and the Kammermusik Salzburg Festival. In demand as a soloist with orchestras, and as a recitalist, he has performed in venues around the world –

London’s Southbank Centre, Herkulessal in München, Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, and La Fenice Theatre in Venice.



Recently he was selected for the 2019 – 2021 BBC New Generation Artists Scheme, which will allow him to perform in all the major festivals in the UK, in recitals and with the BBC Orchestras, as well as recording for the BBC Radio Channel.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

I. Darkly
II. Leggiero e legato
V. Threnody


I. Allegro non tanto
II. Vivace

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F Major Op.38

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

XV. Le Baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus


VII. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace – Trio
IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

I. Grave – Doppio movimento
II. Scherzo – Più lento
III. Marche funèbre
IV. Finale. Presto


I. With Drums and Pipes
II. Barcarolla
III. Musettes
IV. The Night’s Music
V. The Chase

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio cantabile

III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio

IV. Finale, Allegro

Jules Massenet/Martin Pierre Marsick: Méditation from ‘Thaïs’

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Allegro

III. Largo

IV. Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Op.34 No.14

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Maestoso

II. Larghetto

III. Allegro vivace

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Andante. Allegro
II. Tema con variazioni
III. Allegro, ma non troppo