Alexander Melnikov

Pianist. Born 1 February 1973
Alexander Melnikov
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1973-02-01
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Alexander Melnikov

Alexander Melnikov Biography (Wikipedia)

Alexander Markovich Melnikov (born 1973) is a Russian pianist.

Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov. His most formative musical moments in Moscow include his early encounter with Sviatoslav Richter, who thereafter regularly invited him to festivals in Russia and France. He was awarded prizes at competitions as the Robert Schumann International Competition for Pianists and Singers in Zwickau (1989) and the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels (1991).

Known for his often-unusual musical and programmatic decisions, Melnikov discovered a career-long interest in historical performance practice at an early age. His major influences in this field include harpsichordists Andreas Staier and Alexei Lubimov, with whom he collaborated on numerous projects. Melnikov performs regularly with period ensembles as Concerto Köln and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

Together with Staier, Melnikov developed a programme that contrasts excerpts from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues. In chamber music, he has collaborated with cellists Alexander Rudin and Jean-Guihen Queyras, and baritone Georg Nigl, among others.

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 - 2nd movement, Andante
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Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 - 2nd movement, Andante
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and Fugue no.7 Op.87 in A major
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Prelude and Fugue no.7 Op.87 in A major
Johannes Brahms
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108
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Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108
Johannes Brahms
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, op. 100
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Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, op. 100
Johannes Brahms
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, op. 78
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Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, op. 78
Johannes Brahms
F-A-E Sonata
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F-A-E Sonata
Alexander Scriabin
Fantasy in B minor, Op.28
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Fantasy in B minor, Op.28
Frédéric Chopin
Etudes, Op. 10: 7. Etude in C Major
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Etudes, Op. 10: 7. Etude in C Major
Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 (3rd mvt)
Frédéric Chopin
Etudes, Op. 10: 4. Etude in C Sharp Minor
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Etudes, Op. 10: 4. Etude in C Sharp Minor
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and Fugue in D major, Op 87 No 5
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Prelude and Fugue in D major, Op 87 No 5
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major, Op 87 No 13
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Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major, Op 87 No 13
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 97, 'Archduke' (2nd mvt)
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Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 97, 'Archduke' (2nd mvt)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No 5 in F major, Op 24, 'Spring' (1st mvt)
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Violin Sonata No 5 in F major, Op 24, 'Spring' (1st mvt)
Igor Stravinsky
Three Movements from Petrushka
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Three Movements from Petrushka
Claude Debussy
Violin Sonata in G minor
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Violin Sonata in G minor
Claude Debussy
Les tierces alternées (Preludes - book 2)
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Les tierces alternées (Preludes - book 2)
Ernest Chausson
Concert in D Major, Op.21 (4th mvt)
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Concert  in D Major, Op.21 (4th mvt)
Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op 14 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op 14 (2nd mvt)
Claude Debussy
Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140: III. Finale. Très animé
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Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140: III. Finale. Très animé
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304 (2nd mvt)
Johannes Brahms
Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40 (4th mvt)
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Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40 (4th mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Sonata in D Major, K. 306: III. Allegretto
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Violin Sonata in D Major, K. 306: III. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12
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Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12
Claude Debussy
Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140: I. Allegro vivo
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Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140: I. Allegro vivo
Franz Liszt
Réminiscences de "Don Juan" (after Mozart), S. 418: V. Quasi Presto.
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Réminiscences de "Don Juan" (after Mozart), S. 418: V. Quasi Presto.
Ernest Chausson
Sicilienne (Concerto in D major for violin, piano and string quartet)
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Sicilienne (Concerto in D major for violin, piano and string quartet)
Claude Debussy
Cello Sonata - 1st Movement
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Cello Sonata - 1st Movement
Johannes Brahms
Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40 (2nd mvt)
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Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40 (2nd mvt)
Sergei Rachmaninov
Cello Sonata in G minor Op 19
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Cello Sonata in G minor Op 19
Frédéric Chopin
Cello Sonata in G minor Op 65
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Cello Sonata in G minor Op 65
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No 5, Op 102 No 2 in D
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Sonata No 5, Op 102 No 2 in D
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No.4 in C major, Op.102, No 1, 1st Mvt
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Cello Sonata No.4 in C major, Op.102, No 1, 1st Mvt
Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata no. 2 in D minor
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Piano Sonata no. 2 in D minor
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Trio No 4, Op 90 'Dumky' (2nd mvt)
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Piano Trio No 4, Op 90 'Dumky' (2nd mvt)
Ernest Chausson
Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21: III. Grave
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Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21: III. Grave
Igor Stravinsky
3 Movements from Petrushka
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3 Movements from Petrushka
Sergei Rachmaninov
2 Pieces for piano 6 hands
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2 Pieces for piano 6 hands
Claude Debussy
Jeux de vageus (La Mer)
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Jeux de vageus (La Mer)
Claude Debussy
La Mer, L. 109: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (Transcribed for four-hand piano
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La Mer, L. 109: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (Transcribed for four-hand piano
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Upcoming Events

31
Mar
2019
Alexander Melnikov, Alfredo Bernardini, Lorenzo Coppola, Javier Zafra and Teunis van der Zwart
Wigmore Hall, London, UK
14
Jun
2019
Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust and Jean-Guihen Queyras
Wigmore Hall, London, UK
21
Jun
2019
Alexander Melnikov, Alexander Rudin
Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2017: Proms at ... Cadogan Hall, PCM 5
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Cadogan Hall
2017-08-14T03:10:59
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14
Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Cadogan Hall, PCM 5

Proms 2017: Proms at ... Cadogan Hall, PCM 5

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2013: Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-08-23T03:10:59
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23
Aug
2013
Proms 2013: Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

Proms 2013: Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

Royal Albert Hall

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