Mikhail Alperin at Sentralen, Oslo Jazzfestival 2017.
|Birth name||Michail Jefimowitsch Alperin|
|Born||7 November 1956|
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Died||11 May 2018 (aged 61)|
Alperin was born in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukrainian SSR to a Jewish family. He was educated in Khmelnytskyi, Bălți and Chișinău. In 1980, he formed one of the first jazz ensembles in Moldavian SSR. He moved to Moscow in the 1980s and founded the Moscow Art Trio with Arkady Shilkloper and folk singer Sergey Nikolaevich Starostin. He has also worked with Huun Huur Tu. From 1993 to 2018 he lived in Oslo, Norway; he was professor of music at the Norwegian Academy of Music and he supervised pianist Helge Lien and Morten Qvenild among others. He released several works on ECM Records. He died on 11 May 2018 at the age of 61.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.
|1989||Wave of Sorrow||ECM||Duo, co-led with Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, jagdhorn, fluegelhorn, vocals)|
|1992||Folk Dreams||Jaro Medien|
|1993||The Blue Fjords||RDM||Solo piano; reissued as Blue Fjord by Jaro Medien|
|1996*||Hamburg Concert||Jaro Medien|
|1997||First Impression||ECM||With John Surman (soprano sax, baritone sax), Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, flugelhorn), Terje Gewelt (bass), Jon Christensen (drums), Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen (percussion)|
|1998||North Story||ECM||Quintet, with Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, fluegelhorn), Tore Brunborg (tenor sax), Terje Gewelt (bass), Jon Christensen (drums)|
|1998||At Home||ECM||Solo piano|
|1998||Night||ECM||Trio, with Anja Lechner (cello), Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen (percussion, marimba, vocals); in concert|
|2006||Her First Dance||ECM||Trio, with Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, fluegelhorn), Anja Lechner (cello)|
- "Mikhail Alperin (solo-piano) (Moldavia, Oslo/Norway) – Jaro.de". Archived from the original on 2012-05-27.
- "Mikhail Alperin Biography". AllMusic.com
- Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. p. 10. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.
- "Mikhail Alperin Biography – Store Norske Leksikon".
- В Осло умер Михаил Альперин (in Russian)
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