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Aleksandr Poliykov

Aleksandr Poliykov, piano

Aleksandr Poliykov is a Ukrainian pianist, conductor, and pedagogue. The winner of more than 20 international competitions, Poliykov has performed in the major venues of the United States, Europe, and South America. An active chamber musician, his numerous collaborations with symphony orchestras include Radio-Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland, Newton Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.

Poliykov's expertise is recognized around the globe and has been compared to that of "Daniel Barenboim and Alfred Brendel with tremendous virtuosity of Martha Argerich" (according to the Nordbayerischer Kurier). "Technical difficulties seem to disappear under his hands," notes the Boston Musical Intelligencer.

In addition to his career as a performer, Poliykov has worked with 17 orchestras as a guest conductor, frequently leading opera productions and collaborating with vocalists. As an active educator, Poliykov provides concert-lectures, appears on television, and gives master classes in the United States, Europe, and China. He is frequently invited to music festivals and to judge competitions. Poliykov earned a B.M. and M.M. in Piano Performance/Education as well as a B.M. and M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the P.I. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. He also received an artist diploma in piano performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he currently serves on the piano faculty.