The festival program of “Ohrid Summer” continues tonight with the performance of one of the best cellists of today Alexander Knyazev. The concert with works by Johan Sebastian Bach will be held in the church “St. Sophia” in the standard festival term, at 21 o’clock.
The winner of numerous international competitions, the Russian Alexander Knyazev is one of the best cellists of today. His performances around the world are constantly receiving approval from the audience and critics. He was born in Moscow where he started studying the cello instrument at the age of six under the mentorship of Alexander Fedorchenko. He graduated from the Conservatoire in Moscow in 1986 and then continued his studies at the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire, where five years later he graduated from the orggroup in the class of famous Galina Kozlova.
He collaborated with excellent conductors – Evgeni Svetlanov, Yuri Temirkanov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Shostakovich and Nimi Jarvi. In the field of chamber music, his partners were the famous Russian names – the violinist Vadim Repin, the pianist Nikolai Luganski, the violinist Viktor Tretyakov, the pianist Boris Berezovsky and many other performers from all over the world.
In addition to the performing activity, Knyazev is also engaged in educational activity. Namely, he is a professor at the Conservatoire in Moscow and regularly holds master classes in Europe and Asia. His discography includes recordings with Boris Berezovsky, Dmitry Maktin, Nikolay Luganski, Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, performing some of the most important works of literature for the composer’s cello: Johan Sebastian – Bach, Edward Elgar, Sergei Rachmaninov, Frederick Chopin and others .