Alexander Malofeev with Valery Gergiev and Filarmonica Della Scala – February 6, 2017 – Live broadcast from RAI –
News faces on the musical horizon this week. Pianist Alexander Malofeev, born in 2001 and winning competitions since 2011 has been kicking up a storm in musical circles the past few years and has already performed in most of the concert halls around the world with most of the major symphony orchestras.
This week, it’s a live concert from Milan featuring Filarmonica Della Scala, conducted by Valery Gergiev and recorded and broadcast on February 6, 2017 by RAI Radio 3.
Opening with the Tchaikovsky Piano concert Number 1, including two encores. After intermission Followed by Mussorgsky (Ravel Orch.): Pictures at an Exhibition.
From Malofeev’s website:
“The latest phenomenon of the Russian piano school” (Corriere della Sera), “Alexander Malofeev manifests the piano mastery of the new millennium in itself” (Il Giornale)
Young “Russian genius” (Corriere della Sera) came to international prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age thirteen. “Contrary to what could be expected of a youngster …, he demonstrated not only high technical accuracy but also an incredible maturity. Crystal clear sounds and perfect balance revealed his exceptional ability” (Amadeus). Malofeev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.
Alexander’s recent and appearances include a 2019 Asia tour with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under Riccardo Chailly, with the Mariinsky Orchestra commemorating in St. Petersburg the 175th anniversary of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, concerts at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and with the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Maestro Riccardo Chailly said about the pianist: “I first heard Malofeev when Valery Gergiev performed with him at the Teatro alla Scala three years ago. He was only 14, and he amazed me with his talent. Because that is not just a child prodigy: he is very young, but already possesses depth and technical abilities, and also musical and mnemonic, which makes him an excellent interpreter of the 3rd Concert of Rachmaninov, which is a problem for many pianists in the world.” (Corriere della Sera, October 2019).
Enjoy the show.