Alexander Timofeev - Piano

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Alexander Timofeev

Noted for intense lyricism and polyphonic wit, compositions by Alexander Timofeev have received top awards at Valsske Mezirici International Competition (Slovakia), Slonimsky International Competition (Russia) and Carl Filtsh International Competition (Romania), welcoming premieres at the Philomusica Festival (England), Hariclea Darclée Voice Competition and Festival (Romania), Novye Imena (Russia), Northern Lights Festival (USA) and other festivals. He won the Third Prize in the 2007 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition held in Toronto, Canada. He took the First Prizes at the Niss Piano Competition in Serbia and the Margaret Guthman Piano Competition in Atlanta, USA and won the Eastman School Concerto Competition.

Dr. Timofeev debuted as a conductor with the National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova. His conducting engagements at the Northern Lights Music Festival (Minnesota, USA) featured Britten's opera Noye's Fludde (2008) and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (2009). Alexander Timofeev appeared as a soloist with the Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Radio-Television Orchestra of St.Petersburg, Eastman School of Music Orchestra, National Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Moldova, and Rowan University Orchestra.

Alexander Timofeev completed his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and B.M. degree from Rowan University. His former teachers include Larissa Dedova, Douglas Humpherys, Veda Zuponcic, Victor Levinzon, Aliona Vardanean, Mikhail Sechkin, Lawrence Moss, Harold Oliver and Zlata Tkach. In 2008, Alexander Timofeev founded the International Society of Pianists and Composers, Inc. -, a non-profit organization that promotes contemporary piano music. He is currently on the adjunct faculty at Rowan University in New Jersey. He resides in Philadelphia.