Alexei Melnikov


9 June 1990


First Prize: Citta di Cantu Piano Competition (Italy)
Equal Third Prize: Hamamatsu Piano Competition (Japan)
First Prize: San Marino Piano Competition (San Marino)
Second Prize: International Piano Competition in memory of Vera Lautard-Chevtchenko (Russia)

Alexei Melnikov started piano at the age of six and studied for 12 years at Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow, working with Tatiana Shklovskaya. At the age of seven, he participated in his first international competition in Athens. He continued his studies in 2008 at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Sergei Dorensky and his teaching assistants, Nikolai Lugansky, Pavel Nersesian and Andrei Pisarev.

Alexei has performed with the Belgorod Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Tomsk, Chamber Orchestra of Veliky Novgorod Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra ‘Virtuosi di Praga’, Orchestra Filarmonica ‘Mihail Jora’ di Bacau, San Marino Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra among others. He has given recitals in many cities of Russia, Germany, Italy, France and Japan including such venues as Salle Cortot in Paris, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Palác Žofín in Prague, Teatro ‘La Fenice’ in Venice and the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Claude Debussy: Préludes I. La Cathédrale engloutie from Book 1: II.Feux d'artifice from Book 2
  1. Andante
  2. Presto

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Peter Sculthorpe: Nocturne No.1 (1945)
  1. Allegro inquieto
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
  4. Vivace

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole S.254
César Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto

  1. The Gnome [Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza
  2. The Old Castle [Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente
  3. Tuileries
  4. Cattle [Promenade IV]. Tranquillo
  5. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
  6. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle[Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto
  7. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)
  8. Catacombs
  9. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs
  10. The Great Gate of Kiev

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  4. Presto agitato
  1. Molto moderato quasi lento – Allegro
  2. Lento con molto sentiment
  3. Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Largo
  3. Rondo. Allegro

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Andante. Allegro
  2. Tema con variazioni
  3. Allegro, ma non troppo