Alexander Gadjiev was born into a family of musicians in 1994, in Gorizia, Italy. He began his piano studies at the age of five with his mother, Ingrid Silic. Later on, he continued his studies with his father, well-known Russian teacher, Siavush Gadjiev. Alexander is first prize winner in numerous competitions for young pianists. At the age of nine, he played Haydn’s Concerto in C major with orchestra, receiving excellent reviews from the press. He gave his first recital at the age of ten. Between 2005 and 2008 he gave solo recitals at Palazzo del Governo, Trieste; “Teatro Alfieri”, Torino; “Teatro Fumagalli”, Cantù; in the festival hall of Ljubljana; at “Auditorium” and “Teatro Bratuz”, both in Gorizia. After his success at the piano competition of Ljubljana (Slovenia) he was invited to play at the festivals of Ljubljana and in Feldkirchen, Austria. In 2009 he played the Grieg Piano Concerto with “Ars Atelier” orchestra of Gorizia, conducted by M° Marco Feruglio, and at the Filarmonia of Ljubljana with the orchestra of Ljubljana Opera House, under the direction of M° Igor Svara. In 2010 he gave solo recitals at the Auditorium “Pollini” in Padova, at “Museo Revoltella” in Trieste, at the Filarmonia of Ljubljana and in Maribor. In 2011 he played at the Dilsberg festival in Germany. In 2012 he played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto with the orchestra RTV Slovenija, under the direction of M° En Shao. In April 2012 he won the third prize at the first edition of the “FVG International Piano competition”. In June 2012 he won the ninth edition of the “Premio delle Arti”, which took place in Trieste, with a unanimous decision of the jury. In the same year he graduated magna cum laude at the “Conservatorio Bruno Maderna” of Cesena. In October 2012 he played at the Italian Cultural Centre in Paris, during the musical festival “Suona Italiano”. Since autumn 2013 he has been attending the Master’s degree course at prestigious “Mozarteum” of Salzburg under the guidance of M° Gililov. In November 2013 he won the thirtieth edition of the prestigious “Premio Venezia”, competition in which only magna cum laude graduated pupils are allowed, its final taking place at the “La Fenice”, Venice Opera House. In January 2014 he was invited to perform a solo recital for the SVC at the Great Hall of “La Fenice” Opera House.

In June 2014 he reached the semi-finals at the “Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition” and in August 2014 was selected to partecipate to the finals of the 60° “Busoni Piano Competition” in Bolzano. His next engagements include a collaboration with Yuri Temirkanov in the Šostakovič’s Concerto in c minor op. 35 at the Fenice Opera House in Venice.

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