British pianist Alexander Ullman has impressed audiences and critics worldwide with his deep understanding of the scores he interprets, his elegant touch and crystalline phrasing.
The 18/19 season sees Alexander debut with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and Beijing’s NCPA Orchestra. He performs recitals in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Georgia, Mexico, Korea and his native UK. Chamber music projects include his debut at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. In Spring 2019, Rubicon released his first album.
The winner of the 2017 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, Alexander has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra and St Petersburg Philharmonic, as well as the New Jersey and Montreal symphonies, working with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Markus Stenz. He has performed at Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and the NCPA in Beijing, and has been featured on BBC Radio 3, France Musique and MDR Klassik.
Alexander first came to international attention in 2011 after winning the Franz Liszt International Competition in Budapest. Born in London in 1991, he studied at the Purcell School, the Curtis Institute and the Royal College of Music. His teachers have included William Fong, Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Robert McDonald, Dmitri Alexeev, Ian Jones and Elisso Virsaladze.
“Alexander Ullman is a great winner, a wonderful and mature young pianist who will develop even more in the coming years” – Piano News (January 2018)
“He heard the score with immense clarity and vision, and brought it to life as if the composer were watching over his shoulder” – Huffington Post (June 2014)
Programme includes: Haydn: Andante and Variations in F minor; Beethoven: Sonata Op. 57 “Appassionata”; Chopin: Sonata no. 2