Alexander Osminin

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Alexander Osminin
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Background information
Born (1981-11-19) 19 November 1981 (age 35)
Russia Moscow, USSR
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) pianist
Instruments piano
Website Youtube channel

Alexander Petrovich Osminin (Russian: Александр Осминин, born November 19, 1981) is a Russian classical pianist who gives concerts throughout the world.


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.[1] 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.


His repertoire ranges from the earliest keyboard masters to contemporary composers: from Domenico Scarlatti and J.S. Bach to Stravinsky and Hindemith.

Central to his repertoire are the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.

Recitals and activities[edit]

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,[2] Japan,[3] France, Austria, Sweden, Norway,[4][5] Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Romania [6][7] and many towns of Russia:[8] Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Тolyatti, Irkutsk, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, just to name a few.

However, as Osminin once put it,[9][10] "Out of all the foreign tours the most significant to me are my concerts at the Salle Cortot [11] in Paris (2008, Recitals in Salle Cortot, Paris, France) and also a solo concert in one of the Gasteig Halls in Munich."

There have also been tours to the former countries of the Soviet UnionUkraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.[12]

Orchestras and chamber music[edit]

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 [13] 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,[14] Andrey Baranov,[15] Eugene Petrov, as well as many others.

He has been working with the viola player Fedor Belugin for many years. They have recorded a CD [16] of compositions by Franck, Schumann and Brahms.


There are some of the international competitions that Alexander Osminin has won or been a prize-winner in:


Besides competitions, Osminin has taken part in many international music festivals:


  1. ^ I. V. Antypko works at a music school №26 by Jurgenson
  2. ^ Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer. "Meet the contestants in the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition". 
  3. ^ "Sendai International Music Competition Entrants Selected". 2007-01-22. 
  4. ^ A.Osminin & F. Belugin performs in Blå salongen. September 25, 2011
  5. ^ "International competition for pianists in Oslo, September 18-26, 2010" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Concursul-Festival "Carl Filtsch" s-a incheiat aseară la Sibiu". 
  7. ^ "Concert Simfonic". 
  8. ^ See the Russian page for details of Russian concerts by Alexander Osminin
  9. ^ Interview to Russian newspaper «12 растроганных пианистов», Московский Комсомолец № 24789 от 20 июня 2008 г. (Russian)
  10. ^ The 2nd interview to Russian newspaper «Высшие баллы по шкале Рихтера», Московский Комсомолец № 24792 от 24 июня 2008 г. (Russian)
  11. ^ the Alfred Cortot Concert Hall
  12. ^ "Chopin choose by himself whom to surprise". 
  13. ^ "the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory". 
  14. ^ "Alexander Buzlov's page on Spb Philharmonia". 
  15. ^ Andrey Baranov
  16. ^ "Alexander Osminin, Fedor Belugin. Brahms, Schumann, Franck". 
  17. ^ Swedish International Duo competition
  18. ^ A. Osminin and F. Belugin on the 5th Swedish International Duo competition
  19. ^ "The record was taken during the 1st round of Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition". 
  20. ^ "The record was taken during the 2nd round of Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition". 
  21. ^ Tbilisi International Piano Competition
  22. ^ Festival Animato, Paris, France
  23. ^ "Alexander Osminin Animato's program, May 13, 2008" (PDF). 
  24. ^ Julita Festival Official website
  25. ^ S. Richter Music Festival in Tarusa
  26. ^ The festival dedicated to the memory of violinist Oleg Kagan who died in 1990
  27. ^ Oleg Kagan Music Fest Official website

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