“ Honor Artist of Russia 2007"
Violin Master Class
Professor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire
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.
During the 2000-2001 season, he formed a very successful duo with harpist Anna Verkholantseva and, sponsored by the Victor Salvi Foundation, they gave concerts in London (Covent Garden), Italy (Venice) and the USA (San Francisco, Chicago and also in New York, where they played et Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall). A wonderful CD of their recital programme was issued by Egan Records in 2001.
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 presently gives master classes in Canada, England, France, Portugal, USA, and Russia.
He has recorded for the Melodia, Vista Vera, Chandos, Dowani, and Egan labels.
"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
In concert 2009