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ALEXEY
BOTVINOV
PEOPLE'S ARTIST OF UKRAINE
ALEXEY
BOTVINOV
PIANIST
Rachmaninoff – Elegie in E-flat minor Op.3 No.1. Piano Alexey Botvinov

BIOGRAPHY

Alexey Botvinov

Alexey Botvinov is one of the most remarkable pianists of our time. He is not only one of the best interpreter of Rachmaninows music, but also a much acclaimed pianist for music of all periods. He might be the only pianist who performed Bach's "Goldberg Variations" more than 300 times on stage.

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EVENTS

Date
Name
Location
past
16.06.2021 / 19:30
Fantasie für Streicher
Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul, Teterow, Germany

New Century Chamber Orchestra San Francisco
Anastasia Kobekina, cello
Alexey Botvinov, piano

 

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17.06.2021 / 19:30
Orchesterkonzert mit Daniel Hope
Heiligen-Geist-Kirche, Wismar, Germany

New Century Chamber Orchestra San Francisco
Daniel Hope violin, music director
Alexey Botvinov piano

 

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past
18.06.2021 / 19:30
Orchesterkonzert mit Daniel Hope
Festspielscheune in Ulrichshusen, Schwinkendorf, Germany

New Century Chamber Orchestra San Francisco
Daniel Hope violin, music director
Alexey Botvinov piano

 

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past
19.06.2021 / 20:00
Orchesterkonzert
Hauptraum der Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany

The Hope Orchestra
Daniel Hope violin, music director
Alexey Botvinov piano

 

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20.06.2021 / 18:00
Open-Air Konzert als Sommerauftakt
Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, Bad Doberan-Heiligendamm, Germany

Der Geiger Daniel Hope wird zusammen mit dem ukrainischen Pianisten Alexey Botvinov und dem Hope Orchestra Werke von Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy und George Gershwin am Sonntag, den 20. Juni 2021, spielen.

 

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upcoming
31.10.2021 / 20:00
Goldberg Reloaded 2.0
Frankfurter Hof, Mainz, Germany

„Goldberg Reloaded 2.0 - Piano & Percussion“

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Goldberg Reloaded 2.0
past
11.06.2021 / 19:00
Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov and ZKO at Odessa Classics 2021
Grand Hall of Odesa Philharmonic, Odesa, Ukraine

Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope (violin, artistic director)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

European premiere of the Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra by Tan Dun.
The work was commissioned by the ODESSA CLASSICS Festival and the San Francisco New Century Orchestra.

 

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Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov and ZKO at Odessa Classics 2021
past
09.06.2021 / 19:00
Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov and ZKO at Odessa Classics 2021
Grand Hall of Odesa Philharmonic, Odesa, Ukraine

Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope (violin, artistic director)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

 

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Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov and ZKO at Odessa Classics 2021
past
07.06.2021 / 20:00
Mikhail Shishkin and Alexey Botvinov at Odessa Classics 2021
Green Theater, Odesa, Ukraine

Mikhail Shishkin and Alexey Botvinov
An Evening of Music and Literature

 

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Mikhail Shishkin and Alexey Botvinov at Odessa Classics 2021
past
06.06.2021 / 19:00
Matthias Goerne and Alexey Botvinov at Odessa Classics 2021
Grand Hall of Odesa Philharmonic, Odesa, Ukraine

Matthias Goerne (baritone)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

 

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Matthias Goerne and Alexey Botvinov at Odessa Classics 2021

PROJECTS

International music festival

„Odessa Classics“ has already become a serious competitor to the established high-level cultural and musical European Festivals.

In the past three years the promoters took great effort in organizing an impressively versatile program of highest standards. Its enormous success justifies to spread the news as a precious insider tip to the Western world.

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Piano competition in memory of Serafima Mogilevskaya

Young Ukrainian Pianists Competition took place for the 1st time from 26th till 28th of May as a part of The IV ODESSA CLASSICS Festival. The Contest is a tribute to the memory of the outstanding teacher, professor of the Odessa Conservatoire Serafima Mogilevskaya. She brought up a whole galaxy of talented pianists with an international fame.

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Goldberg. Reloaded

Проект «Перезагрузка» даёт то, чего так давно не хватало для придания классике нового дыхания. Уникальный революционный проект двух выдающихся музыкантов современности – украинского пианиста Алексея Ботвинова и турецкого перкуссиониста Бурхана Очала – был начат в 2010 году.

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DISCOGRAPHY

SCHNITTKE - Works for Violin and Piano

Deutsche Grammophon (DG) 00028948392346

Botvinov plays Rachmaninov

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Johannes
Brahms

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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Bach, Mozart,
Beretta

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VIDEO

Rachmaninoff - Prelude in B flat major Op.23 No.2
Prokofiev - Sonata No.7 Op.83, mov. III Precipitato
4 Elements

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PRESS

World press review

KOLNISCHEN RUNDUSCHAU, 10 October 2006
“Alexey Botvinov is a magnificent pianist”.

TAGES ANZEIGER, Zurich, 5 September 2006
“…performance was so convincingly pure and sincere”.

BASLER ZEITUNG, Basel, 5 September 2006
“Splendid performance!”

Music, a planetary language

Destinations. Ukraine introduces one of the best pianists of our time, Odessa native Alexey Botvinov. Since 2014, every summer Alexey has been hosting the Odessa Classics International Music Festival in his native Odessa, whose popularity has been growing exponentially. Over five incomplete years, Odessa Classics has joined the major league of music festivals in Eastern Europe.

Ukrainian pianist Botvinov sets world record in Berlin.

Prominent Ukrainian musician Alexey Botvinov is the only pianist in the world who has performed Bach's most complicated masterpiece Goldberg Variations 300 times.

The jubilee 300th performance took place in the Berlin Philharmonic chamber music hall on Wednesday evening.

Missa Pacis - world premiere in Odessa

For the first time in Ukraine and around the world heard the music that combines classical traditions of Western Mass, and the elements of piano improvisation. Artists resumed at a concert almost forgotten tradition in the modern classical concert practice. At the same time, the author of the work, Günther Schumacher, was present at the premiere.

Press Archive

Articles published in 2012 and earlier