Honored Artist of Russia. Alexander Ghindin has been unanimously acclaimed by music lovers and critics as one of the most gifted and original contemporary pianists. Born in 1977 in Moscow. At 17, before enrolling in the Conservatory, became the youngest award winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and one of the most sough-after performers of his generation.
In 1999 won the 2nd award in the Queen Elizabeth Piano Competition in Brussels. This success helped launch a full-time career as a pianist.
In 2007 Ghindin won the 1st award in Cleveland International Piano Competition (the USA) and was engaged for 50 concerts in the USA. According to critics, "he has made a staggering impression on the audience, demonstrating such a high level of mastery that makes every one of his performances special and unforgettable" (Art and Life).
In July 2010 Ghindin won the 1st award in Santa Catarina Piano Competition (Florianopolis, Brazil).
In 2001 Ondine records studio released the world's premiere of Rachmaninoff's First and Fourth piano concertos in the author's version performed by Ghindin to the accompaniment of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra led by Vladimir Ashkenazi.
The pianist was on the award panel of International Nutcracker TV Competition for young musicians (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011), the 1st National Music Competition (Moscow, 2010), Cleveland Piano Competition (the USA, 2011) etc.
Since 2006 has been running his own concert series at one of Russia's major venues, Svetlanov Hall at MIHM, presenting one-of-a-kind recitals: Solo recital for four grand pianos, Duet for piano and organ, American music for two pianos etc.
In 2006 held a series of concerts with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and performed at Suntori Hall.
Ghindin is an artistic leader of Swedish Royal Festival and A Tribute to Knushevitsky festival in Saratov.
Tours in Russia and beyond. Performed with prominent Russian and foreign orchestras, including Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Russia's National Philharmonic Orchestra, Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosos, Saint Petersburg Camerata Orchestra, Paris Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata Orchestra, Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, philharmonic orchestras of London, Helsinki, Luxembourg, Liege, Freiburg, Monte Carlo and Munich, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, New Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra etc.
Collaborated with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazi, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Minin, Arnold Katz, Yuri Simonov, Dmitry Kitayenko, Fuat Mansurov, Vasily Sinaisky, Alexander Lazarev, Vladimir Jurowski, Saulus Sondetskis. Alan Gilbert, Krzysztof Penderecki, Paarvo Jarvi, James dePreist, Leonard Slatkin, Louis Langree, Eliahu Inbal, Arthur Fagen, David Shallon, Juozas Domarkas etc.
Ghindin participates in musical festivals on a constant basis, including Russian festivals Russian Winter, Stars in Kremlin, New Age of Russian Piano Music, Vladimir Spivakov Invites, Musical Kremlin, Sakharov Arts Festival, Swedish Royal Festival in Stockholm, Robert Casadesus International Piano Encounters in Lille, Vladimir Spivakov Festival in Colmar, Radio France Festival, Folle journée (France), Bad Kissengen summer festival (Germany), Rising Stars (Poland), Days of Russian Culture in Moravia (Czech Republic), Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany) and festivals in Echternach, La Roque-d'Anthéron, Brussels, Limoges, Lille, Cracow, Rome, Sintra and Sicily.
Ghindin's performances were recorded and broadcast on the radio and TV in Russia, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, and Japan.
Ghindin released 24 CDs with leading recording labels in Russia, France, the UK, Germany, Finland, and Japan, including Decca, Capriccio, Ondine, Tri-M Classics, Russian Season (Russian partner of Le Chant du Monde label), DML, CD Accord, Naxos etc.