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19 November 1981 |
Alexander Osminin was born in Moscow. From 1988 till 1997, he studied at the music school, but his interest in music and his musical ability became evident in 1986, at the age of five. His first teacher was I. V. Antypko. He graduated from the music school in 1997.
From 1997 till 2000, he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Academic Music College.
In 2005, Osminin graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory, where he studied in the class of the eminent pianist Eliso Virsaladze, and he continued his education as a postgraduate student (2008) at the same Conservatory.
Recitals and activities
He gives concerts throughout the world: in 2009 a tour of nine Italy’s cities, consisting of more than ten performances. Some of the places he also has performed are United States, Japan, France, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Romania  and many towns of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Тolyatti, Irkutsk, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, just to name a few.
However, as Osminin once put it, "Out of all the foreign tours the most significant to me are my concerts at the Salle Cortot  in Paris (2008, Recitals in Salle Cortot, Paris, France) and also a solo concert in one of the Gasteig Halls in Munich."
Orchestras and chamber music
As a concerto soloist Osminin enjoys associations with many major orchestras. In 2005, 2006, 2007 he gave concerts in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory  with the New Russia Orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet.
Another important feature in his work is chamber music. Osminin often plays in different chamber ensembles, partnering with Natalia Gutman, Eliso Virsaladze, Alexander Buzlov, Andrey Baranov, Eugene Petrov, as well as many others.
There are some of the international competitions that Alexander Osminin has won or been a prize-winner in:
- 2010, 1st prize, Sibiu, Romania. The Carl Filtsch Competition in Romania
- 2008, 1st prize, Katrineholm, Sweden. The 5th Swedish International Duo competition  (together with F. Belugin) 
- 2008, 1st prize, Pordenone, Italy. Luciano Gante International Piano Competitions
- 2008, 6th prize, Moscow, Russia. The Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition 
- 2007, Audience Prize, Semi-finalist, Sendai City, Japan. 3rd Sendai International Piano Competition
- 2001, Semi-finalist, Tbilisi, Georgia. 2nd Tbilisi International Piano Competition, amongst others.
Besides competitions, Osminin has taken part in many international music festivals:
- Animato in Paris 
- Julita Festival in Sweden 
- Classical Music Festival in Porto (Portugal)
- S. Richter Music Festival in Tarusa, Kaluga region, Russia 
- Dedication to Oleg Kagan Festival in Moscow 
- I. V. Antypko works at a music school №26 by Jurgenson
- Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer. "Meet the contestants in the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition". Cleveland.com.
- "Sendai International Music Competition Entrants Selected". Japansclassic.com. 2007-01-22.
- A.Osminin & F. Belugin performs in Blå salongen. September 25, 2011
- "International competition for pianists in Oslo, September 18-26, 2010" (PDF).
- "Concursul-Festival "Carl Filtsch" s-a incheiat aseară la Sibiu". Romania-muzical.ro.
- "Concert Simfonic". Cultura.sibiu.ro.
- See the Russian page for details of Russian concerts by Alexander Osminin
- Interview to Russian newspaper «12 растроганных пианистов», Московский Комсомолец № 24789 от 20 июня 2008 г. (Russian)
- The 2nd interview to Russian newspaper «Высшие баллы по шкале Рихтера», Московский Комсомолец № 24792 от 24 июня 2008 г. (Russian)
- the Alfred Cortot Concert Hall
- "Chopin choose by himself whom to surprise". Visitkazakhstan.nur.kz.
- "the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory". Mosconsv.ru.
- "Alexander Buzlov's page on Spb Philharmonia". Philharmonia.spb.ru.
- Andrey Baranov
- "Alexander Osminin, Fedor Belugin. Brahms, Schumann, Franck". Ozon.ru.
- Swedish International Duo competition
- A. Osminin and F. Belugin on the 5th Swedish International Duo competition
- "The record was taken during the 1st round of Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition". Rutube.ru.
- "The record was taken during the 2nd round of Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition". Rutube.ru.
- Tbilisi International Piano Competition
- Festival Animato, Paris, France
- "Alexander Osminin Animato's program, May 13, 2008" (PDF).
- Julita Festival Official website
- S. Richter Music Festival in Tarusa
- The festival dedicated to the memory of violinist Oleg Kagan who died in 1990
- Oleg Kagan Music Fest Official website
- Official Youtube channel
- Alexander Osminin on InstantEncore
- Alexander Osminin on ClassicalConnect
- Alexander Osminin on The Cliveland International piano Competition
- Alexander Osminin on The Richter International Piano competition
- Alexander Osminin on The Sendai International Music Competition
- Official website of the Moscow State Concervatory. Alexander Osminin (Russian)
- Carl Filtsch International Competition official website