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Alexander MalikovSupported by Club 32 donor A/Prof Michael Stubbs in celebration of Australian pianist Ruth Gerald

Background

Canada
Volgograd
May 12, 1989

Prizes

Gold Medal: Manhattan International Music Competition, New York, NY
First Prize: Carl Baldassare composer-virtuoso competition, Cleveland, OH
First Prize: Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal competition, Montreal, QC

Alexander Malikov performs extensively across Canada and the United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Despite the pandemic, he continues an active performance career. Most recent highlights include a recording of Beethoven cello Sonatas with principal cellist of Toronto Symphony Orchestra Joseph Johnson and virtual solo recitals with Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, Arts and Letters Club in Toronto, and the Müzewest Concerts in Vancouver. He is a second prize winner at the 2020 Walled City Music Online International Piano Competition in Derry, Ireland.

Alexander has been featured as Artist-in-residence on Performance Today with the Minnesota Public Radio, and has worked with conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Boris Brott, Gaddiel Dombrowner and Michelle Merrill. As a recitalist, he has appeared at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater in Toronto, the Banff International String Quartet Festival, as “Montague Artist” at the Heidelberg University in Ohio, at the “Rising Star” series at the Texas State International Piano Festival, and many others. He is also an advocate of new music and has recently collaborated with composers Howard Bashaw and Minho Yoon. A composer himself, Alexander gave the world premier of his own piano concerto in 2016.

Upon graduating from Oberlin College with Angela Cheng and the Juilliard School with Julian Martin, Alexander went on to receive an Artist Diploma under Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts with Anton Nel at the University of Texas. He is currently finishing an Artist Diploma with John Perry and James Anagnoson at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. Alexander Malikov is a prize winner of the Knigge, Shean, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Carl E. Baldassare Composer-Performer and the Manhattan International Competition.

Gallery

Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F minor K.519
Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in B♭ major K.545

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto

II. Voiles

II. St. François de Paule: marchant sur les flots

Enrique Granados: Allegro de Concierto Op.46
Encore:

III. Gentle

Semifinal Round

I. Andante

II. Presto

[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

Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No.15 in D♭ major Op.87

Final Round

I. Allegro energico

II. Moderato

III. Allegro con brio

I. Allegro molto sostenuto

II. Andante assai

III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiero

I. Prélude

II. Menuet

III. Clair de Lune

IV. Passepied

I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

II. Arietta – Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

John Adams: China Gates

III. Andante G♭ major