“This is one of those rare occasions. Pianist Alexandra Dovgan can hardly be called a child prodigy, for while this is a marvel, it is no child’s play. It is the performance of an adult and a Person. It’s a particular pleasure for me to salute the artistry of her remarkable music teacher, Mira Marchenko. Yet there are some things that cannot be taught or learned. Alexandra Dovgan’s talent is exceptionally harmonious. Her playing is honest and focused. I predict a great future for her.”
“Alexandra Dovgan finds a natural affinity with the compositions she plays, imbuing the music with calm, brilliance and breath. It’s a joy to accompany this young master of music.”
Alexandra Dovgan was born into a musical family in 2007, and began studying piano at the age of four and a half. At the age of five, her talent was revealed when she passed the highly competitive selections to join the Moscow State Conservatory’s Central School of Academic Music, where she studied with renowned teacher Mira Marchenko.
Alexandra is the winner of five international competitions, including the Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition in Moscow, the “Astana Piano Passion” international competition for young pianists, and the Nutcracker International Television Contest for young Musicians. Alexandra was just ten years old when she won the Grand Prize in the second edition of the international Grand Piano Competition. Recordings of the event went viral on Medici.TV and YouTube, moving musicians and piano lovers the world over.
Despite her young age, Alexandra has already made her debut in the most prestigious concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Konzerthuset in Stockholm, receiving standing ovations and enthusiastic reviews from the press.
Since her acclaimed recital at the Salzburg Festival in July 2019, Alexandra has impressed critics and the public alike with an impressive series of international debuts: in June 2021, she played with Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, in September 2022 she made her debut in Japan playing with the Kioi Sinfonietta and Trevor Pinnock, and In April 2023 he performed with the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich under the baton of Paavo Jarvi.
She has also appeared with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and Trevor Pinnock, the Stockholm Philharmonic and Ton Koopman, with Barcelona Symphony and Kazushi Ono, with Slovenska Filharmonija and Philipp von Steinaecker.
Among Alexandra’s upcoming major engagements, there are concerts at Vienna Konzerthaus, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Zurich Tonhalle, Berlin Konzerthaus, Munich Prinzregententheater, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Gulbenkian in Lisbon, and in Turin, Milan, Basel, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Barcelona, Luxembourg, Lyon and many others.
In summer, she made her debut at Verbier Festival and appeared in prestigious European festivals such as la Roque d’Anthéron, the Rheingau Musik Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
Alexandra’s pianism is characterized by spontaneous depth and awareness, as well as by a sound of incredible beauty and precision. You won’t find in his piano playing any element of showmanship or technical demonstration, but an impressive concentration combined with purity of expression and creative imagination. She has a charismatic stage presence and a distinct personality.
Apart from playing the piano, Alexandra enjoys skiing, playing the organ, learning ballet and mathematics, and spending time with her little brother.
Alexandra Dovgan © Irina Schymchak