Alexander Malikov enjoys a wide variety of artistic activities. In addition to an extensive performance schedule around Canada and the United States, Alexander is a composer and painter as well. He is a winner of the Carl Baldassare composer-performer competition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and premiered his own chamber concerto in September 2016 with the M.U.S.i.C orchestra in Cleveland. He plays his own piano works regularly since his 2006 composition debut in Shanghai, China, and enjoys teaching composition and playing music of other composers living today.
Alexander worked with Michael Tilson Thomas and members of the New World Symphony on both modern piano and the fortepiano in an all-Beethoven concert in October of 2011. In March 2012, he was featured on “Performance Today” at American Public Media in a five-day recording and interview project. He has performed at the National Arts Center in Ottawa both as a soloist and under the baton of Boris Brott, and is a member of the ensemble in residence at the Summer Music Institute in Ottawa since 2014. In the summer of 2015, Alexander Malikov and cellist Min Kim went on a tour of cities in the US, Canada and South Korea, performing cello sonatas by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. The following summer, the two have recorded the Rachmaninov and Chopin cello sonatas. Alexander is a winner of the Knigge, Shean, TSO, and OSM competitions piano competitions. He is also a semi-finalist at the Yamaha-Bosendorfer, Esther Honens, and the Dublin International piano competitions. Most notable masterclasses for Alexander include working with Murray Perahia and Lang Lang.
Alexander’s piano studies began at the age of seven in Volgograd, Russia. A few years later, his family immigrated to Calgary, Canada, where he continued his lessons at the Mount Royal Conservatory with Dmitry Nesterov. Some of the other artists with whom Alexander had a chance to work with during this time include Krzystof Jablonski, Anton Kuerti, Hung Kuan Chen, Marc Durand and John Perry. Alexander is a participant of the Banff Summer Masterclass Program, the Morningside Music Bridge program, the Sergei Babayan Academy, the Orford Festival, and the Young Artist Program in Ottawa. He has completed his Bachelor’s of Piano Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory with the Canadian pianist Angela Cheng, his Masters at the Juilliard School with Julian Martin, and his Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Sergei Babayan. He is currently working on his Doctoral Studies at the University of Texas Butler School of Music with Anton Nel.