“…emotional, lively, technically sovereign and an ecstasy of virtuosity…” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“…one of the most interesting young pianists in recent years!” Pizzicato Luxembourg (2021)

Alexey Pudinov is a multi-talented musician whose creative vision encompasses a performance career as well as arts leadership. CD “New Bahnen” (2021) is Alexey‘s second release on the KALEIDOS Musikeditionen label following his critically acclaimed piano duo debut “Evocation of Dance” (2019) with pianist Katerina Moskaleva. Founder of ‘AD festival Days’, a chamber music festival in Manchester UK, Alexey is also a co-founder of Europe’s leading chamber music initiatives including prizewinning Piano Duo TWO4PIANO and the Frankfurt Piano Trio. “I can’t fathom musical life without chamber music”, he says. Alexey’s artistic diversity finds its expression in love of design and photography

Alexey’s commitment to the value of music education is reflected in a number of music degrees he holds: Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (Germany), Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music Mancheser (UK). He began his early music education in his native Russia.

Among his many mentors are Norma Fisher, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Herbert Seidel, Angelika Merkle, Bernhard Wetz, Leon Fleisher, Paul Schenly, Kelly-Marie Murphy and Jörg  Widmann.  Joining  orchestras  like  the  BBC  Philharmonic  Orchestra,  the  Simfonični  Orkester RTV Slovenija, and the Sinfonie Orchester Gießen, as soloist has been a significant experience for him, too. Alexey has collaborated with some of the world’s leading musicians such as Lara Boschkor, Jonathan Crow, Benedict Klöckner, Johannes Moser, Konstantin Soukhovetski and the Eliot Quartet.

Alexey is a cosmopolitan who appreciates traveling. In recent seasons he performed on 3 continents. Mr. Pudinov attended numerous prominent festivals, like the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Pianofest in the Hamptons, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Competition awards led him to Canada, the United States, Finland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and to the Czech Republic. He won the “Gershwin Best Performance Prize” 2015 in New York, the Steinway Prize 2014, the First LMN Menuhin Prize 2016 in Frankfurt and the First Prize of the North West International Piano Ensemble Competition 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.