Alexander Markovich

April 03, 2011 

Born in 1964 into a family of musicians, Alexander Markovich entered the Moscow Gnessin School at the age of 6. At the age of 13 he was awarded the first prize in the Prague Youth Radio Competition. He studied the piano and conducting at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he immigrated to Israel and became Israeli citizen. Alexander Markovich partnered such great musicians as Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov, and his talent was then brought to the attention of international audience and critics. He subsequently accompanied instrumentalists like Sergey Nakaryakov, Julian Rachlin, Ida Haendel, Gerard Causse etc. and performed in prestigious halls as Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonie, Heichal Hatarbut in Tel Aviv, Suntori Hall in Tokyo and Champs Elysee in Paris. The “Strad” hails Alexander Markovich as an “absolutely outstanding musician”.

Alexander Markovich was invited by Neeme Järvi to make his successful solo debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. An invitation to play with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra followed and he was re-invited to both Detroit and Montreal after this. He played with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, WDR Cologne and Residentie Orchestra in The Hague. After playing with the Bayerische Staatsorchester in Munich under Paavo Järvi and was immediately re-invited to take part in the orchestra’s New Year’s Gala performance conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Recent appearances include a recital in the Big Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, concerts with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra in Teatro Colon, performances of the Scharwenka Piano Concerto with the Lübeck Orchestra, a recital at the Ruhr Piano Festival and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall. In 2010 he was re-invitited to the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and he also played concerts with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

In January 2011 Alexander Markovich was re-invited to London for the third time to play Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Vladimir Jurowski. He also performed at Valery Gergiev’s prestigious Stars of White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg with Maestro Neeme Järvi.

Future engagements include a re-invitation to the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna in the spring of 2012, where he will be playing Dvorak Piano Concerto.

Alexander Markovich is well known through his recordings with Teldec, Deutsche Grammophon, Erato. His performance with Berlin Deutsche Symphonie in Berliner Philharmonie Hall was a sensation. The newspaper Berliner Morgenpost called Alexander Markovich a “FORMULA-1 PILOT”.