Witness the Boston debut of a Russian piano prodigy being called a “genius” (Corriere della Sera) with “incredible maturity” (Amadeus). Not yet 20 years old, Alexander Malofeev already performs in Europe’s most renowned concert halls and with some of the world’s top orchestras. Malofeev was only 13 years old when he won the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, the world’s largest competition for young performers. He just keeps getting better, and he’s now holding his own as an adult, sharing his sincere love for the classical repertoire with worldwide audiences. This is a pianist destined for the biggest stages, so don’t miss the chance to experience his talent up-close in the intimacy of Longy’s Pickman Hall.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No 14, K.457
Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 14, D.784
Nikolai Medtner: Two Skakzi (Fairy tales), Op. 48
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 28
Seating for this performance is limited. This performance is not eligible for group discounts.
“You forgot you were listening to a youngster. He sang in his right hand, accompanied himself in the left. His playing was clear and limpid. His trills were exemplary—creamy, smooth. He knew when to take his time. He was in the skin of the music.”The New Criterion
“Malofeev is an artist, whose heart is able to fuse rhythmic (and technique) mastery of performance with the deepest melodiousness…”OPERA SLOVAKIA
This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment and Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from Dorothy & Stephen Weber and Lawrence T.P. Stifler & Mary McFadden. Additional support provided by Stephen C. Perry & Oliver Radford, Stephen C. Harrison & Tomas Kirchhausen, Debra & Michael Raizman, and in memory of Blanche & George Jones.