Born in Novosibirsk in 1972 to a musical family, Alexander
Trostiansky attended the Novosibirsk Conservatory’s Special Music School
under M.Liberman. He entered the Moscow Conservatory in 1990,
where he obtained his undergraduate degree and undertook doctoral
studies with Professor I.Bochkova.
He won the Premio Paganini in Genoa in 1990; was awarded First Prize at the 1996 Centre d’Arts competition in Orford, Canada; and received Prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1998. As the First Violinist of the Davidov Quartet from 1991-93, he was winner at the Rome International Competition, and won Prize as a member of a Duo with Dina Vainshtein at the Franz Schubert and 20th Century Music International Competition, Graz (Austria) each year from 1997-2000.
As soloist, Trostiansky has participated in the Moscow Autumn,
Musik im Michel, December Evenings (named in honor of S. Richter), and other
festivals. He has also appeared in recital and as a soloist with orchestras
in Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg,
Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, USA, France, and throughout Russia.
Trostiansky appeared with the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, conducted by
Y.Bashmet, on its 1996 tour to the USA; the tour included a performance at
Carnegie Hall. He was also the violinist in the Moscow Philharmonic
Society Romantic Trio under whose auspices the Trio performed concerts
throughout Europe and Russia.
He has recorded for the Melodia, Vista Vera, Chandos, Dowani, and Egan labels.
He gives masterclasses in Korea, Canada, Russia, France and the U.K
"With impeccable intonation and silvery tone, he is an
artist to watch."
“…..Playing unaccompanied for the first half, I had to admire his poise and confidence during Bach’s Sonata in C
But it was during a work by Paganini, where he sustained the melody on one sting while playing pizzicato on the others that amazed me.
Paganini thought he alone would be capable of playing the piece. Alexander proved him wrong.
review by Douglas Daniel - Bristol Evening Post Thursday 4th November 2004
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