Alexander Kashpurin ~ piano

Joke van Veen

romantic, classical, early modern

Music is the most important element in Alexander Kashpurins life from a young age onwards. When he joined the professional boys’ choir of St. Petersburg, the almost daily rehearsals of this choir and the European tours were a feast and inspiration for Alexander. After he received a piano at the age of 8 he became immediately passionate about this instrument and music took an all-embracing central role in his life. At the age of 12 Alexander was admitted to the St. Petersburg Music Lyceum and joined the piano class of Irina Lobikova. He continued his studies at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2014. In 2019 he graduated ‘summa cum laude’ for his master degree and completed in 2021 the “Post Graduate Performance Course” summa cum laude. In 2020 Alexander started the specialist degree “Artistic Direction of Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir”, and in 2021-2022 he joined the artistic program for exceptional young talents at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo (near Brussels BE). At the same time, Alexander became a lecturer of piano at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg.

Sergei Rachmaninov – Piano concerto no. 2 (2019)

​​Alexander is prize winner of several International and Russian competitions
2010-2013 Winner of the Young Talents Award of the Government of Saint-Petersburg (age 12-15).
2013 First prize and special prize of the 9th Chopin Golden Ring International Competition of Young Pianists in Slovenia (age 15).
2017 Grand Prix and special award recipient at the 3rd all-Russian S. Bendizky Piano Competition.
2017 Grand Prix and special award recipient at the 7th J. Vitols International Piano Competition.
2017 Two-time winner of the all-Russian competition Young Talents of Russia in the category “Musical Art”.
2019 First prize winner and 2 special prizes of the VIII International Čiurlionis Piano Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. Including a solo concert performance with the Lithuanian National Philharmonic.
2019 First prize winner and 3 special prizes of the 1st International Russian Music Piano Competition.
2021 First prize winner of the ‘International Piano Competition ‘Les Etoiles Du Piano’ in Roubaix, France.​

Alexander is one of those great rarities amongst pianists, having a true musical personality combined with exceptional pianistic resources, far beyond the norm.

Cyprien Katsaris

Alexander performs as a soloist, chamber musician and as a conductor. Alexander has performed in the Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Mongolia and China, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Azerbaijan, Tanzania. He collaborated with various conductors including G. Rinkevičius, Z. Gugkaev, M. Fedotov and A. Kantorov. Currently Alexander Kashpurin is teaching at the conservatory of St. Petersburg, and conducting his own Infinitum Chamber Orchestra with whom he has made the album “Infinity” in 2022.

Maurice Ravel – Gaspard de la nuit