Alexander Sinchuk



“... A bright, emotional, powerful pianist. Along with these mighty qualities he does not lose exquisite, soulful lyricism. His style resembles that of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Alexander is captured by Rachmaninoff’s ideas, feels and understands them perfectly. Sinchuk leaves the impression of an intellectual pianist...”
- Yuri Danilin, “Literaturnaya Gazeta


“Alexander Sinchuk is a bright new phenomenon in a modern musical world. He is able to carry on an intimate conversation with a listener. His bold and possessive pianism is distinguished by a particular, refined sound, vivid sparkling, characteristic sharp metric pulse and elegant virtuosity, able to convert into purely yet impulsive playing.”
- Ludmila Osipova, “Radio Russia


"...He (Alexander Sinchuk) hurled himself at the Prokofiev Seventh Sonata "Stalingrad" as if he could see the carnage and smoking ruins in his mind's eye. He was absolutely excellent..."
- Timothy Gilligan for New York Concert Review


Many critics and professional musicians emphasize the significant merits of Alexander Sinchuk as one of the most outstanding pianists of the younger generation. His performing style is characterised by aspiration in “a wide range of possibilities, width of melodic breathing, precision of the rhythm”, “subtle, sensitive lyricism”, “elegant, clear, noble sound”, “rich virtuosity and technical glow”, “bright artistic temperament and particular charm." His performance of Rachmaninoff is considered to be a high standard.


Alexander Sinchuk was born in the town of Nakhodka, Primorsky Krai in Russia.At the age of seven he began to take up piano lessons. His first teacher was Elena Kulikova who worked in the town of Bolshoy Kamen. Five years later he continued his musical education with the Merited Artist of Russia, Professor of Far Eastern Academy of Arts, Isolda Zemskova (the Vladivostok city). In 2002, under her mentorship, he won his first international competition in Vladivostok. Later on he was invited to the the "New Names" Summer School in Suzdal where Naum Shtarkman, Professor of Moscow Conservatory, paid a special attention to the extremely gifted boy.


Right after the completion of the Summer School Alexander Sinchuk, on Professor Shtarkman's recomendation, was admitted to the Central Music School at Moscow Conservatory named after P.I. Chaikovsky where he studied in the class of Nina Makarova, an Honored Russian Cultural Worker. As a student of the Central Music School, Alexander Sinchuk won several international and all-Russian competitions, became a scholar of the “New Name” Foundation, the program sponsored by the president of the Russian Federation “Young Talents”, Vladimir Spivakov's International Charity Foundation. He began performing extensively throughout Russia as well as abroad.


Ever since he has been active giving concerts both in Russia and abroad even during his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory and during postgraduate studies. When a student of the Moscow Conservatory under the mentorship of Professor Valery Piasetski, an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Alexander Sinchuk became a laureate of many prestigious piano competitions. Among others there are the First Prize at the IV Rachmaninoff International Competition (2008 – Moscow, Russia) and the Gold medal at the IX International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz (2012 – Kiev, Ukraine).


In 2014, Alexander Sinchuk completed the prestigious Artist Diploma program with honors at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, USA, in the class of Daniel Pollack, the world-famous pianist.


In February 2009, Alexander Sinchuk successfully debuted at the Carnegie Hall (New York).


In 2010 the young pianist gave 37 concerts in a large tour around the United States. The American audience really admired his performance and the concerts were a great success.


In the same year, the first solo album of Alexander Sinchuk containing masterpieces of Russian composers (Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff), was recorded at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.


In 2013 Alexander Sinchuk, performed all concertos by Sergei Rachmaninoff in two evenings, with the Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic” under conductor Dmitry Jurowski, completing the anniversary celebration dedicated to the composer.


Nowadays Alexander Sinchuk's performances are held in the best concert halls throughout Russia, such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Svetlanov Hall in the Moscow International House of Music, at the Concert Hall of the Mariinski Theater and abroad: in Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Israel, USA, Morocco, Puerto Rico, Turkey, China, South Korea...


Alexander Sinchuk is the guest of many festivals of classical music such as BEMUS in the capital of Serbia, Mariinsky International Piano Festival in St. Petersburg, Ohrid Summer Festival (Macedonia), Moscow Youth Music Festival in Moscow, Piano Follies (France), China International Piano Festival, Bratislava Music Festival (Slovakia), European Music Festival (Bulgaria) and others.


In February 2017, Alexander Sinchuk took part in the ceremony of closing the Third CISM World Games in Sochi.


The pianist Alexander Sinchuk cooperates with many Russian and international symphony orchestras, including Mariinsky Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic”, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Sofia National Philharmonic Orchestra, and performes with numerous renowned conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Jurowski, Valery Gergiev, Vyacheslav Redia, Djordje Pavlovic, Dmitry Vasiliev, Felix Korobov, Fabio Mastrangelo, Nikolai Djadjura, Aleksej Kornienko, Anatoly Levin, Valery Polanski, Maxim Eshkenazy, Urosh Layovic, Bojan Sudjic, Howard Griffiths etc.


Since 2014 Alexander Sinchuk has been engaged in pedagogical work. In 2015, he began working as an assistant professor at the at the Moscow State Conservatory.
He often gives master classes in Europe, America and Asia.



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Photo Credits: Belkisa Abdulovic BEMUS