Alexander Malofeev (photo Xenie Zasetskaya)

Romantic fantasies

Alexander Malofeev
Sat 28 Sep 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 28 Sep 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 28 Sep 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Franz Schubert Drei Klavierstücke D 946
Frédéric Chopin Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante for piano solo
Sergei Rachmaninov Morceaux de fantaisie Op. 3
Alexander Scriabin 4 Preludes Op. 22
Alexander Scriabin Fantaisie Op. 28


Alexander Malofeev piano

Young piano phenomenon plays Russian and German classics

He is one of the youngest exponents of the illustrious Russian piano school: Alexander Malofeev, born in 2001. Malofeev is not only a technically gifted pianist, above all he is a musician who knows how to put profound expressiveness into his playing. In this recital, he plays imaginative romantic pieces by his countrymen Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin, in addition to works by Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin.

In 2014, as a thirteen-year-old, Malofeev, who publicly speaks out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, held at the Moscow Conservatory. In that place, in the year 1900, Scriabin composed his Fantasy Op. 28, a turbulent and passionate work that already foreshadows his later style. Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke are a paragon of balance in comparison. Chopin wrote the Grande polonaise brillante for orchestra and piano and later added a dreamy Andante spianato at the beginning.