Alexei Tartakovsky

Age: 27
Country: United States

Alexei Tartakovsky, 27, received his Bachelor of Music from CUNY Queens College, his Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. His teachers have included Matti Raekallio at The Juilliard School, Nina Lelchuk, Boris Slutsky, and Boris Berman. Mr. Tartakovsky won first prize, audience prize, and a special prize for the best performance of a Russian work at the 2012 San Jose International Piano Competition (CA), first prize at the 2011 New York Concert Artists International Concerto Competition and first prize at the 2009 Helda Hermanns International Piano Competition (Westport, CT). He also was a medalist at the 2012 Hilton Head International Piano Competition and a semifinalist at the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in 2015 in Warsaw. Mr. Tartakovsky has performed in recital and with orchestras in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; most recently in Holland at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Theater Odeon in Zwolle. His performances have been heard on Dutch Radio 4 and Polish Radio 2, as well as WQXR in New York City.

Repertoire

FIRST ROUND

Scarlatti
Sonata in D Major, K. 491
Sonata in F Minor, K. 466
Sonata in D Minor, K. 141

Chopin
Etude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 6

Menotti
Ricercare and Toccata on a Theme from The Old Maid and the Thief (1953)

Chopin
Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

SECOND ROUND

Haydn
Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI: 50

Chopin 
Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61

Rachmaninoff
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5
Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

Ravel
Miroirs

Liszt
Transcendental Etude, S. 139, No. 12 (“Chasse-Neige”)

Rachmaninoff
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 (1913 version)

FINAL ROUND

Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

Brahms
Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

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