P0097. ALEXEI VOLODIN: Sonata in A, Op.109' 'Hammerklavier' Sonata in B-flat, Op.106 (both Beethoven)). (Germany) Classics Live LCL 805, Live Performance, 30 Jan., 2007, Zürich Radio. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4015512008051
“Alexei Volodin was born in St. Petersburg, and began taking piano lessons there at the age of nine. A year later he moved to Moscow, where he studied first with Irina Chaklina and later with Tatiana Zelikman at the Gnessin Music School. In 1994 he enrolled at the Moscow Conservatoire and at the end of his studies there in 2001 in the master class of Professor Eliso Virsaladze. 2001/2002 he rounded off his studies at the Theo Lieven International Piano Foundation in Como. He was 2003 the winner of the 9th Concours Géza Anda in Zürich
Meanwhile, Volodin looks back on a remarkable career in which he gave recitals all over the world. He has also performed with prestigious orchestras, such as the Sydney Symphony, the Orchestra della Radio Svizzera Italiana, the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover, Gewandhaus-Orchester Leipzig, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. He has worked with conductors like Riccardo Chailly, Mikhail Pletnev, Eiji Oue, Gerd Albrecht, Carlo Rizzi, Zoltan Kocsis, David Zinman, Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Fedoseyev, among others.
In May 2005, Alexei Volodin gave his debut recital at the Champs-Elysées Theater where he achieved an extraordinary public and critical success, being immediately re-invited for the next seasons.”