BEYOND BOUNDARIES I – Into A New World
DIMITRI ALEXEEV & FRIENDS In memory of DMITIRI BASHKIROV
Saturday 23rd October 2021 7.00pm I St John’s Smith Square
Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev is one of the world’s most highly regarded artists. His critically praised recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and his concert appearances with the most prestigious orchestras have secured his position as one of “the most remarkable pianists of the day” Daily Telegraph
This series of concerts curated by Dmitri Alexeev is dedicated to the memory of his former teacher, distinguished Russian pianist, professor and pedagogue, Dmitri Bashkirov. The first three concerts will be held at St. John’s Smith Square and final concert at The Royal College of Music.
“This great poet of the piano” Hilary Finch, The Times
In the first of the concerts in this festival in memory of Dmitri Bashkirov, performers are former students of Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music, now established artists in their own right.
BACH Aria variata
CHOPIN 3 Études Op.25, No.9, No.6, No.5
RACHMANINOV Etudes–Tableaux, Op.33
SCHUBERTLIST Songs S.558
Der Muller und Der Bach
Du bist die Ruh
LISZT Ballade No.2 in B minor, S.171
LISZT Faribolo Pasteur S.236, No.1
LISZT Totentanz S126
As a pianist, he achieved First Prize at the Marguerite Long Piano Competition in Paris in 1955 at the age of 24. This opened up the door for him to perform with various orchestras around the world including the Royal Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
He spent most of his adult career as professor at Moscow Conservatory (1957-1991), teaching piano stars-to-be Dmitri Alexeev, Nikolai Demidenko, Kirill Gerstein, David Kadouch, Arcadi Volodos and more. Bashkirov died in March 2021 at the age of 89.