“Gindin is a dynamic artist who wraps his heart around lyrical phrases. Put another way, he has the power and speed of a virtuoso, plus the perception and poise needed to explore the inner workings of a score." ------The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
“Alexander Gindin is not just a virtuoso, of which there are few on the stage today. He is also a true personality, a poet and a singer of the piano, an inspired lyricist and dramatist who has a subtle feel for the music and conveys the composers’ ideas”------Music Review, Honoured Artist of Russia
Alexander Gindin has been unanimously acclaimed by critics and music lovers as one of the most talented and original pianists of the present day.
Born in 1977 in Moscow, before Alexander entered the Conservatoire in 1994, at the age of seventeen he has become the youngest-ever laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation.
Furthermore, at 1999 he gained Second prize at the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels, these successes assisted the start of the pianist’s extremely intensive recital activities.
In 2007, Alexander won the First prize-winner at the International Piano Competition in Cleveland (USA) and was engaged for over fifty concerts in the USA. According to critics, he “made a staggering impression on the audience, demonstrating such a high level of mastery that makes every one of his performances special and unforgettable.” (Art and Life).
In July 2010 Alexander Gindin won First prize at the International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil) and in 2006, Alexander Gindin was named as Honoured Artist of Russia.
In 2001 Ondine records has released the world premiere recording of the original version of Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 1 and 4 performed by Alexander Gindin together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Alexander Gindin is a frequent jury member of competitions such as the Nutcracker Young Performers’ International TV Competition (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011); First Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2010); International Piano Competition in Cleveland (USA, 2011) and others.
Since 2006, Alexander Gindin has been Artistic Director of his own concert series at one of Russia’s most distinguished concert venues, the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center, where he has performed the unique programs, such as: The recital of Four Pianos, Duo Program for Piano and Organ, American music for Two Pianos, including prepared instruments and others.
He is also an International Artistic Co-Director of "Swedish Royal Festival", Artistic Director and conductor of Ensemble of Soloist "Hermitage" and Kaluga Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Alexander Gindin tours successfully throughout Russia and abroad, he has performed with major Russian and international orchestras such as the Grand Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Russian National Orchestra, the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow Virtuosi ensemble, the St Petersburg Camerata Orchestra of the State Hermitage, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the "Salzburg Camerata", the Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestras of London, Helsinki, Luxemburg, Liège, Freiburg, Monte Carlo and Munich, Japan’s Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the New Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alexander Gindin had also worked with numbers of Conductors and pianist which includes, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Minin, Arnold Katz, Yurij Simonov, Dmitry Kitayenko, FuatMansurov, VasilySinaisky, Alexander Lazarev, SaulusSondeckis, Alan Gilbert, Krzysztof Penderecki, PaavoJärvi, James DePreist, Leonard Slatkin, Louis Langrée, EliahuInbal, Arthur Fagen, David Shallon, JuozasDomarkas and others.
Moreover, Alexander Gindin is a constant participant at international music festivals, he has appeared at the Russian festivals Russian Winter, Stars at the Kremlin, The New Century of Russian Piano Music, Vladimir Spivakov Invites, The Musical Kremlin and the International Sakharov Arts Festival as well as the Swedish Royal Festival in Stockholm, the Robert Casadesus International Piano Encounters in Lille, the Vladimir Spivakov Festival in Colmar, the Radio France Festival, Follejournee (France), Bad Kissengen Sommer (Germany), the Rising Stars festival (Poland), Days of Russian Culture in Moravia (Czech Republic), the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany) and festivals in Echternach, La Roque d’Anthéron, Brussels, Limoges, Lille, Cracow, Rome, Sintra and Sicily.
Alexander has made numerous recordings on television and radio in Russia, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Poland and Japan.
He has released 28 CDs with leading recording companies in Russia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Finland and Japan including Decca, Capriccio, Ondine, Tri-M Classics, Russian Season (the Russian partner of Le Chant du Monde), DML, CD Accord, Naxos and more.