Born in 2002, Russian pianist Alexander Doronin started his undergraduate course at the Royal College of Music in 2021 as an ABRSM Scholar studying with Professor Dmitri Alexeev (piano) and Robert Woolley (second study – harpsichord). From 2015 to 2021 he studied at the Gnessin Moscow Special School (College) of Music with Professor Mikhail Khokhlov (piano) and Olga Martynova (harpsichord).
From 2013 to 2018 he has been supported by the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation.
Alexander is the First Prize Winner of the ‘Moscow Piano Open International Competition’ (Moscow, Russia; 2019).
He has also won numerous prizes at several important international competitions for young pianists including:
The 2nd Prize Winner of the Second International Vladimir Krainev Competition for Young Pianists (Moscow, Russia; 2019),
The 2nd Prize Winner of the International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (China; 2018),
The 2nd Prize Winner of the First International Rachmaninoff Competition for Young Pianists (Moscow, Russia; 2018),
The 1st Prize Winner of the VI Alexey Nasedkin International Competition for Young Pianists (Yaroslavl, Russia; 2017),
The 1st Prize Winner of the VI International Music Competition «Vocation to be a Musician» for Young Performers (Moscow, Russia, 2017),
The 1st Prize Winner of the International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2017 – Piano Junior (Düsseldorf, Germany; 2017),
1st Prize and of Audience Award of the «Nutcracker», XIII International Television Contest for Young Musicians (Moscow, Russia; 2012),
Diploma holder of the XI International Russian Rotary Children Music Competition (Moscow, Russia; 2013),
Diploma holder of the «Astana Piano Passion», II International Contest for Young Pianists (Astana, Kazakhstan; 2014),
Diploma holder of the X International Frederick Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (Moscow, Russia; 2016).
Alexander participated in various music festivals such as The XXX International Chopin Piano Festival in Gaming Abbey (Austria), the 4th and the 5th Festivals of the Russian Chamber Music «Winter Nights on the Amstel» (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Dmitri Alexeev’s ‘Beyond Boundaries’ Music Festival in London, Scriabinfest (Moscow, 2022), ‘Pianissimo’ festival in Repino, Saint-Petersburg (2021) and others.
He performed as a soloist with the Russian National Orchestra (Founder & Artistic Director – Mikhail Pletnev), Yaroslavl Philharmoniс Orchestra, Voronezh Youth Symphony Orchestra and Omsk Symphony Orchestra. Aleksandr performed recitals and took part in various concerts in the UK, Austria, Poland, China, Vietnam, Netherlands, Switzerland and in various cities of Russia including the series “YAMAHA Stars” in Sochi (2019), the Loft Philharmonic project, “Summer evenings in Yelabuga”, Kazan (2021) and a piano recital at the Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg (2021).