Alexei Tartakovski, piano
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Called “a thoughtful and serious musician” by the New York Concert Review, Alexei Tartakovski is one of the most promising young talents of his generation. He first brought attention to his artistry by winning top prizes at the New York Piano Competition, the Rolf and Brigitte Gardey International Piano Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) in a one year span during 2006-2007.
As the 1st prize winner of AFAF, Alexei performed at the Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall. Since then he has given numerous solo and chamber music recitals in the United States, Russia, Canada, Holland, and England.
In 2008 and 2009, Alexei won 3rd prize at the James Mottram International Piano Competition in Manchester, England (2008) and 1st prize at the Heida Hermanns International Competition in Westport, Connecticut, where he was highly praised by the jury in the media. The Westport Patch wrote: “Tartakovski won the Heida Hermanns Competition with unanimous decision by the judges, who called him a ‘phenomenal pianist’ and a ‘first-rate player’”. Juror Gayle Martin Henry said: “Tartakovski is a monumental talent. He has such a clear vision and ability to listen to himself. He is very special”.
In 2011, Alexei won both the New York Concert Artists International Concerto Competition and the Queens College Concerto Competition, resulting in performances in New York City and with the North Czech Philharmonic in Smetana Hall, Prague.
In 2012, Alexei won the International Russian Music Piano Competition in San Jose, California. He also won the Audience Prize and the prize for the best performance of a Russian work.
Alexei was born in Moscow, Russia in 1989 and moved to the USA at 3 years old with his parents. He started his professional training with Eleanor Sokoloff and Marcantonio Barone in Philadelphia. He continued his studies with Julian Martin and Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. Alexei received his Bachelor of Music degree from Queens College, where he studied with Nina Lelchuk.
Alexei is currently pursuing his Master’s degree as a full scholarship student at the Peabody Institute with Boris Slutsky.