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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
upcoming
09.08.2022 / 19:00
Hope for Peace (Day VI)
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Music festival Odessa Classics presents itself with seven benefit concerts from 5 July to 23 August 2022 at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

For the summer concerts in Bonn, Alexey Botvinov has invited musicians who are personally connected to him or who wanted to make music with him in Odessa this year. These include the violinist and president of the Beethoven House, Daniel Hope, other internationally renowned musical personalities such as Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Hampson, as well as well-known and as yet unknown young Ukrainian artists.

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Hope for Peace (Day VI)
upcoming
23.08.2022 / 19:00
Hope for Peace (Day VII)
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Music festival Odessa Classics presents itself with seven benefit concerts from 5 July to 23 August 2022 at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

For the summer concerts in Bonn, Alexey Botvinov has invited musicians who are personally connected to him or who wanted to make music with him in Odessa this year. These include the violinist and president of the Beethoven House, Daniel Hope, other internationally renowned musical personalities such as Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Hampson, as well as well-known and as yet unknown young Ukrainian artists.

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Hope for Peace (Day VII)
past
02.08.2022 / 19:00
Hope for Peace (Day V)
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Music festival Odessa Classics presents itself with seven benefit concerts from 5 July to 23 August 2022 at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

For the summer concerts in Bonn, Alexey Botvinov has invited musicians who are personally connected to him or who wanted to make music with him in Odessa this year. These include the violinist and president of the Beethoven House, Daniel Hope, other internationally renowned musical personalities such as Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Hampson, as well as well-known and as yet unknown young Ukrainian artists.

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Hope for Peace (Day V)
past
30.07.2022 / 21:30
Pietrasanta in Concerto welcomes Odesa
The Pietrasanta in Concerto festival, Italy

Pietrasanta in Concerto welcomes Odessa

Alexey Botvinov, piano
Pavel Vernikov, violin
Svetlana Makarova, violin
Brussels Chamber Orchestra

 

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Pietrasanta in Concerto welcomes Odesa
past
25.07.2022 / 19:00
Hope for Peace (Day IV)
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Music festival Odessa Classics presents itself with seven benefit concerts from 5 July to 23 August 2022 at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

For the summer concerts in Bonn, Alexey Botvinov has invited musicians who are personally connected to him or who wanted to make music with him in Odessa this year. These include the violinist and president of the Beethoven House, Daniel Hope, other internationally renowned musical personalities such as Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Hampson, as well as well-known and as yet unknown young Ukrainian artists.

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Hope for Peace (Day IV)
past
19.07.2022 / 00:00
Hope for Peace (Day III)
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Music festival Odessa Classics presents itself with seven benefit concerts from 5 July to 23 August 2022 at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

For the summer concerts in Bonn, Alexey Botvinov has invited musicians who are personally connected to him or who wanted to make music with him in Odessa this year. These include the violinist and president of the Beethoven House, Daniel Hope, other internationally renowned musical personalities such as Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Hampson, as well as well-known and as yet unknown young Ukrainian artists.

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Hope for Peace (Day III)
past
12.07.2022 / 19:00
Hope for Peace (Day II)
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Music festival Odessa Classics presents itself with seven benefit concerts from 5 July to 23 August 2022 at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

For the summer concerts in Bonn, Alexey Botvinov has invited musicians who are personally connected to him or who wanted to make music with him in Odessa this year. These include the violinist and president of the Beethoven House, Daniel Hope, other internationally renowned musical personalities such as Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Hampson, as well as well-known and as yet unknown young Ukrainian artists.

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Hope for Peace (Day II)
past
05.07.2022 / 19:00
Hope for Peace (Day I)
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Music festival Odessa Classics presents itself with seven benefit concerts from 5 July to 23 August 2022 at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

For the summer concerts in Bonn, Alexey Botvinov has invited musicians who are personally connected to him or who wanted to make music with him in Odessa this year. These include the violinist and president of the Beethoven House, Daniel Hope, other internationally renowned musical personalities such as Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Hampson, as well as well-known and as yet unknown young Ukrainian artists.

 

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Hope for Peace (Day I)
past
04.07.2022 / 20:30
Music for Freedom
Ukraine Recovery Conference, Lugano, Switzerland

Music for Freedom - the concert at the Ukraine Recovery Conference with the participation of Alexey Botvinov and Orchestra della Svizzera italiana

 

 

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Music for Freedom
past
26.06.2022 / 19:00
Solidaritätskonzert: Des Friedens Melodien
Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany

Bremen RathsChor
Melodies of peace
Concert evening with the Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov

 

 

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Solidaritätskonzert: Des Friedens Melodien

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

MUSIC FOR UKRAINE Daniel Hope · Alexey Botvinov

Deutsche Grammophon (DG) 00028948630226

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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VIDEO

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