International Piano-e-Competition
Alexander Braginsky
Co-Founder, President and Artistic Director


Introduced to the piano by his concert pianist mother, Moscow-born Alexander Braginsky began studying the piano at the age of four. His first teacher, Alexander Goldenweiser, a classmate of Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, introduced Braginsky to the 19th century Romantic tradition. Braginsky also studied with Theodore Gutman, another illustrious representative of the Golden Age of Russian piano school.

Offering his audiences a repertoire that extends from Baroque to avant-garde, Braginsky has performed more than 20 world premieres, most of which were commissioned and written for him. Braginsky has performed extensively in the USSR, Israel, England, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Spain, France, Cuba and United States.He also appeared on stage in collaboration with a variety of renowned artists, includingYefim Bronfman and Oleg Kagan. He and his wife, cellist Tanya Remenikova, were the first artists-in-residence appointed by Churchill College, Cambridge in 1981.

Braginsky has given numerous master classes around the world. While teaching in Vienna, Austria, he was awarded the Josef Dichler Gold Medal for outstanding achievement in 2003. Today, Braginsky teaches at the University Of Minnesota School Of Music and is the co-Founder, President and the Artistic Director of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition. He also teaches a select group of international piano students at Hamline University. Braginsky has been heard on most of the world's leading classical music stations and has recorded for DFF, Sound StarTone and d’Note labels.

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