Aleksandr Kliuchko
Supported by Club 32 donor The Hon Bronwyn Bishop AO


15 August 2000


Second Prize: Maria Canals International Piano Competition (Barcelona, Spain)
First Prize: Concours Ile-de-France International Piano Competition (Maisons-Laffitte, France)
Third Prize: Paloma O’Shea Santander Piano Competition (Santander, Spain)
First Prize (equal) and Grand Prix: Astana Piano Passion International Festival of Classical Music and the Competition for Young Pianists (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Aleksandr Kliuchko started playing piano at the age of six, and gave his first recital the following year. He studied with Sergey Arsibashev in the F. Chopin Moscow State College of Musical Performance. He is currently studying piano under Réna Shereshevskaya at the École Normale de Musique de Paris ‘Alfred Cortot’ and has participated in masterclasses with Dmitry Bashkirov and Paolo Giacometti.


Aleksandr has performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra and Governor’s Orchestra of the Irkutsk Regional Philharmonic. He has also performed with the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Catalan Youth Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic and the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra in Kazakhstan, under the direction of such conductors as Miguel Ángel and Gómez Martínez.


Aleksandr has appeared in various international festivals, including the Stars on the Baikal Festival (Southern Siberia), the Gradus International Piano Festival (Denmark) and the Musical Olympus International Festival (St Petersburg, Russia).


2021 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round
Webcast: Online Concert
Sunday 4 July 2021, 11.00am

2021 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

I. Largo – Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegretto

Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole S.254
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor Op.28

II. Leggiero e legato

Semi Final Round

I. Prélude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Les agréments de la même Sarabande
VI. Bourrée I alternativement
VII. Bourrée II
VIII. Gigue

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20

I. Russian Dance
II. Petrushka’s Cell
III. The Shrovetide Fair

Final Round

VII. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in B major Op.62 No.1
Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5 in F# major Op.53

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome
[Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza
II. The Old Castle
[Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente
III. Tuileries
IV. Cattle
[Promenade IV]. Tranquillo
V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
[Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto
VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)
VIII. Catacombs
IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs
X. The Great Gate of Kiev


II. Allegro

V. Threnody