Alexander Kashpurin, piano
Alexander was born in 1996 in Volzhsky, in the Volgograd Oblast of Russia. From 2009 to 2014 he studied at the Music Lyceum of Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg (class of Irina Lobikova). From 2014 to 2019 he took classes at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Honored Artist of Russia, Prof. Tatyana Zagorovskaya).
In 2019 Alexander graduated ‘summa cum laude’ for his Master’s degree and continued this graduation with the “Post Graduate Performance Course” which he also completed summa cum laude in 2021.
In 2020, Alexander started the Specialist Degree “Artistic Direction of Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir”.
In 2021, he completed his master’s degree at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory.
Since September 2021, Alexander has been associated with the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg as a teacher (piano playing).
Alexander is a laureate of music competitions:
In 2010 – Grand Prize of the Stockholm International Music Competition (Sweden);
In 2011 – Winner of the ‘Perpetuum Mobile’ International Music Competition (Ukraine);
In 2011 – Winner of the ‘Young Talents of Russia’ All-Russia Competition in the ‘Music Art’ category;
In 2012 – Winner of the ‘Modern Classic’ International Competition for Young Pianists (Latvia);
In 2013 – Winner and Special Prize at the 9th ‘Chopin Golden Ring’ International Competition of Young Pianists (Slovenia).
In 2017 – Grand Prize of the 3rd All-Russian S.S. Benditsky Competition (Saratov) and the 7th Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition (Latvia).
In 2019 – Winner and Special Prize at the 8th International M.K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition (Lithuania).
In 2019 – winner of the 1st International Russian Music Piano Competition: first prize and 3 specials prizes.”
He participated in master classes of Tatyana Zagorovskaya, Willem Brons, Gottlieb Wallisch, Dmitri Bashkirov, Alexandra Türk, Mikhail Voskresensky, Hatto Beyerle, Alexander Sandler.
In Alexander’s portfolio we can also find recordings under the Melody Label. He has performed in countries including the Netherlands, China, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Mongolia.
He’s currently an associate artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.