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Alexander Boldachev (https://goo-gl.ru/6Chd) is a virtuoso harpist, composer, teacher, world-renowned musician, official artist of Salvi Harps, founder of Harp Festival Zurich, guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre. Laureate of more than a dozen prestigious international competitions; awarded by the “Britain's Brilliant Prodigies”, “Pro Europa” in Austria, “Aoyama Music Award” in Japan, Prix Walo TV Award in Switzerland; In the early years he was supported and promoted by the Spivakov and Temirkanov foundations, the Rotary Club, the Moscow & Petersburg Houses of Music, the “Banque Populaire” and the “Vontobel Stiftung: Lyra”. He graduated from Zurich Academy of Arts in the harp class of Catherine Michel and Sarah O’Brien, also studying piano (Carl Rütti), composition (Mathias Steinauer), and conducting (Marc Kissoczy). Alexander has been playing harp & piano and composing music since the age of five. Born in St. Petersburg he began his classes in France at the age of twelve. In Zurich Alexander has been living since the age of fifteen, and yet became a citizen of Switzerland. Today, his main activity is the concerts and workshops around the world. In June 2018 Alexander performed his composition on the “Delta” Electric Harp at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, sharing the stage with Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina. Same year for the performance of "Californication" by RHCP on the harp, Alexander got the prize "Best Rock Song Cover" from the Akademia Music Award in Los Angeles. As a teacher, he is leading the Masterclasses at such universities as the Royal Academy of Music, the Liszt Academy, the Julliard School, the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and et al. His extensive compositional activity concentrates on expanding the harp repertoire through transcriptions of classical music (“Scheherazade”, “Petrushka”, “Guillaume Tell”), interpretation of popular hits (The Beatles, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Scorpions, Adele) and movie music (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Fifth Element, Spirited Away, James Bond). Also, Alexander writes original compositions in the classical and electronic styles, performing them and improvising on the stage. In 2017, the artist was invited to the Bolshoi Theatre by its musical director Tugan Sokhiev to perform on premieres of Operas and Ballets and the acclaimed show "Nureyev", where he edited and played the unique solo for the Harp on Stage. Moreover, since 2017 Alexander has been working as a music director, composer, and actor in “Poem without a Hero” created by Alla Demidova and Kirill Serebrennikov in Gogol Centre. With Kirill Serebrennikov he worked in many projects, including the debut work as the main role actor and composer in the short film dedicated to Paradzhanov. Alexander is conducting and moderating different types of performances and shows including collaboration with ballet dancers, actors, instrumentalists, and even circus artists. In 2020 he had his debut performance at Carnegie Hall. Alexander Boldachev is a participant of the festivals Burning Man, Musical Olympus, New Names, Mozart+, Davos and Gstaad in Switzerland, Big Russian Ball in Rome, Bravo Award, SKIF Sergey Kuroyokhin, Burberry and D&G shows, projects of The Moscow and St. Petersburg Houses of Music, "Young Performers of Russia", "Next Generation", "River of Talents". Alexander took part as a Jury member of the “Nota Bene” competition, First national symphonic musicians competition in Moscow, and the Harp Association Prize in Indiana, America. The highlight of the year 2018 was the World Tour concerts and masterclasses took place in the USA, England, France, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, Turkey, Argentina, Italy, Serbia, and Russia. Among his Albums are the “Frédéric” with Chopin’s music, “Harp as an Orchestra” with favorite Opera tunes, “From Russia with Harp” with 15 Russian Composers and several joint projects with violin, flute, piano, and harp.

Alexander Boldachev is a virtuoso harpist, composer, teacher, world-renowned musician, official artist of Salvi Harps, founder of Harp Festival Zurich, guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre. Laureate of more than a dozen prestigious international competitions; awarded by the “Britain's Brilliant Prodigies”, “Pro Europa” in Austria, “Aoyama Music Award” in Japan, Prix Walo TV Award in Switzerland; In the early years he was supported and promoted by the Spivakov and Temirkanov foundations, the Rotary Club, the Moscow & Petersburg Houses of Music, the “Banque Populaire” and the “Vontobel Stiftung: Lyra”. He graduated from Zurich Academy of Arts in the harp class of Catherine Michel and Sarah O’Brien, also studying piano (Carl Rütti), composition (Mathias Steinauer), and conducting (Marc Kissoczy). Alexander has been playing harp & piano and composing music since the age of five. Born in St. Petersburg he began his classes in France at the age of twelve. In Zurich Alexander has been living since the age of fifteen, and yet became a citizen of Switzerland. Today, his main activity is the concerts and workshops around the world. In June 2018 Alexander performed his composition on the “Delta” Electric Harp at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, sharing the stage with Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina. Same year for the performance of "Californication" by RHCP on the harp, Alexander got the prize "Best Rock Song Cover" from the Akademia Music Award in Los Angeles. As a teacher, he is leading the Masterclasses at such universities as the Royal Academy of Music, the Liszt Academy, the Julliard School, the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and et al. His extensive compositional activity concentrates on expanding the harp repertoire through transcriptions of classical music (“Scheherazade”, “Petrushka”, “Guillaume Tell”), interpretation of popular hits (The Beatles, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Scorpions, Adele) and movie music (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Fifth Element, Spirited Away, James Bond). Also, Alexander writes original compositions in the classical and electronic styles, performing them and improvising on the stage. In 2017, the artist was invited to the Bolshoi Theatre by its musical director Tugan Sokhiev to perform on premieres of Operas and Ballets and the acclaimed show "Nureyev", where he edited and played the unique solo for the Harp on Stage. Moreover, since 2017 Alexander has been working as a music director, composer, and actor in “Poem without a Hero” created by Alla Demidova and Kirill Serebrennikov in Gogol Centre. With Kirill Serebrennikov he worked in many projects, including the debut work as the main role actor and composer in the short film dedicated to Paradzhanov. Alexander is conducting and moderating different types of performances and shows including collaboration with ballet dancers, actors, instrumentalists, and even circus artists. In 2020 he had his debut performance at Carnegie Hall. Alexander Boldachev is a participant of the festivals Burning Man, Musical Olympus, New Names, Mozart+, Davos and Gstaad in Switzerland, Big Russian Ball in Rome, Bravo Award, SKIF Sergey Kuroyokhin, Burberry and D&G shows, projects of The Moscow and St. Petersburg Houses of Music, "Young Performers of Russia", "Next Generation", "River of Talents". Alexander took part as a Jury member of the “Nota Bene” competition, First national symphonic musicians competition in Moscow, and the Harp Association Prize in Indiana, America. The highlight of the year 2018 was the World Tour concerts and masterclasses took place in the USA, England, France, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, Turkey, Argentina, Italy, Serbia, and Russia. Among his Albums are the “Frédéric” with Chopin’s music, “Harp as an Orchestra” with favorite Opera tunes, “From Russia with Harp” with 15 Russian Composers and several joint projects with violin, flute, piano, and harp.


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