Alexander GadjievSupported by Club 32 donor Anthony and Suzanne Maple-Brown


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

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade in F minor No.4 Op.52 

III. Gentle
V. Threnody


XV. Le Baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus


I. Feuillet d’Album

Semifinal Round



II. Andante
III. Allegretto
IV. Animato

VII. Pittoresco (Arpa)

IX. Allegro tranquillo

XI. Con vivacità

XIV. Feroce

XV. Inquieto

XVII. Poetico

XVIII. Con una dolce lentezza

XX. Lento irrealmente

I. Meditation

I. Allegro inquieto
II. Andante caloroso
III. Precipitato

Final Round

VII. Funérailles

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


I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Allegro con brio