Pianist, Laureate of International Piano Competitions
Grand Prix Winner – 6th Prix Du Piano Interlaken Classics (Berne, 2013)
First Prize Winner – IX International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Kiev, 2012)
First Prize Winner – IV Rachmaninoff International Competition (Moscow, 2008)
“… A bright, emotional, powerful pianist. Along with these mighty qualities he does not lose exquisite, soulful lyricism. His style resembles that of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Alexander is captured by Rachmaninoff’s ideas, feels and understands them perfectly. Sinchuk leaves the impression of an intellectual pianist…”
Yuri Danilin, “Literaturnaya Gazeta”
“Alexander Sinchuk is an outstanding pianist with an extremely sincere, trustworthy and expressive manner of performance. This pianist is of an innate kind, he is great at phrasing and listening to the “silence of a sound”, he feels the moment of contemplation perfectly…. careful yet with a creative attitude to the text of an author…”
Alexander Merkulov, Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory
“Alexander Sinchuk is a bright new phenomenon in a modern musical world. He is able to carry on an intimate conversation with a listener. His bold and possessive pianism is distinguished by a particular, refined sound, vivid sparkling, characteristic sharp metric pulse and elegant virtuosity, able to convert into purely yet impulsive playing.”
Ludmila Osipova, “Radio of Russia”
The rise in Alexander Sinchuk’s career began following his first prize victory at the Fourth International Sergei Rachmaninoff Competition (Moscow 2008), after which the nineteen-year-old pianist performed a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Today Alexander Sinchuk’s concerts take place in Moscow, throughout Russia and abroad – Ukraine, Serbia, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Portugal, France, Denmark, Luxembourg, Israel, Morocco and the United States.
Alexander Sinchuk was born on 27 July 1988 in the town of Nakhodka, Primorsky Krai in Russia. He started to study music at the age of seven in the School of Arts of Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Krai. Alexander’s first teacher was Elena Kulikova. Beginning from 2000, Alexander continued his education with the Merited Artist of Russia, Professor of Far Eastern Academy of Arts, Isolda Zemskova (Vladivostok).
While studying in Vladivostok, the young pianist gave concerts in cities of the Far East, Japan, and Korea.
In September 2002, Alexander Sinchuk was accepted to the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky in the class of the Merited Cultural Worker, Nina Makarova.
Alexander Sinchuk completed the Central Music School cum laude and continued his education in the Moscow State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky in the class of the Merited Artist of Russia, Professor Valery Pyasetsky. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory cum laude in 2011 and entered a postgraduate course at the same institution in 2014.
Alexander has participated in a number of international master-classes, including those of Naum Shtarkman, Rudolf Buchbinder, and Dmitry Bashkirov.
In 2014, Alexander Sinchuk finished “Artist Diploma” program at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California (L.A.) where he studied with legendary American pianist and Prizewinner of the First International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1958), Professor Daniel Pollack.
In 2015, Alexander Sinchuk received a position of an assistant at the Moscow State Conservatory.
Alexander Sinchuk is a laureate of various Russian and international piano competitions and funds scholarship holder:
2003-2006 – Scholarship holder of the Regional Charity Fund «Performance Art of Russia»
2002, 2004 – Scholarship holder of President’s programme «Young Talents»
2005-2008 – Scholarship holder of Vladimir Spivakov’s International Charity Fund
IV Rachmaninoff International Competition, First Prize Laureate (2008 Moscow), Diploma for the best performance of monographic programme containing Rachmaninoff’s pieces, special award of Rachmaninoff Society – solo concert in Carnegie Hall, New York (February 2009).
IX International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz, First Prize Laureate, Gold medal (2012 – Kiev, Ukraine)
International Competition “Nuits Européennes du Piano”, First Prize Laureate (2012 – Luxembourg)
6th Prix Du Piano Interlaken Classics, Grand Prize (2013 – Berne, Switzerland)
XIII International Music Competition in Morocco, Second Prize, Audience Award and the Orchestra Award (2013 – Rabat /Casablanca)
Being the scholarship holder of Vladimir Spivakov’s International Charity Fund, the young musician has performed extensively in Russia and abroad in countries such as Italy, Israel, Serbia, Bulgaria, where he also performed recitals and concerts with the National Philharmonic Orchestra headed by Maestro Spivakov.
From January through March 2010, Alexander Sinchuk gave 37 concerts together with the Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in a large tour around the United States (Conductors – Alexei Kornienko, Robert Cole).
Alexander Sinchuk has been performing with numerous Russian and foreign symphonic and chamber orchestras and played together with the most prominent conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitri Jurowski, Dmitry Vasiliev, Fabio Mastrangelo, Valery Poliansky, Maxim Eshkenazi, Djordje Pavlovic, Howard Griffiths etc.
The pianist is a frequent guest of classical music international festivals.
His chamber music collaborations include performances with pianist Vladimir Khomyakov, trumpeter, Honored artist of Ukraine Andriy Ilkiv, baritone Pavel Baransky, violinist Annelle K. Gregory.
In 2009 Vista Vera company issued the CD «Romances, Sergey Rachmaninoff» by Pavel Baransky and Alexander Sinchuk.
In 2010, Alexander Sinchuk recorded a solo CD in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory containing masterpieces of the Russian composers (Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff).
Rachmaninoff. Piano Concerto No. 2, Movement 3. Prelude No. 5
Rachmaninoff. Etudes-tableaux Op. 39
Tchaikovsky. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Scriabin. Etude Op. 8 No. 10
Rachmaninoff. Prelude No. 5 Op. 23
Rachmaninov. Prelude No. 5 Op. 32
Mozart. Piano Concerto KV467