Both in concert and on disc, Alexandre Kantorow (b.1997) has won glowing re- views: ‘Alexandre is Liszt reincarnated. I’ve never heard anyone play these pieces, let alone play the piano, the way he does’ (Jerry Dubins, Fanfare, January/February 2016), and ‘Alexandre is already amongst the stars’ (Olivier Bellamy, Huffington Post). The young pianist gave his first professional concerts at a very early age. When he was just 16 years old he was invited by the Sinfonia Varsovia to play at the festival ‘La Folle Journée’ in Nantes and Warsaw. Since then he has played with many orchestras such as the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra with Augustin Dumay, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire, the Liège Royal Philharmonic and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra.
In 2015 Alexandre Kantorow appeared in the opening season at the new Phil harmonic Hall in Paris with the Pasdeloup Orchestra, who have invited him back to play with them again at the Salle Gaveau. In 2016 he gave a very successful recital of Russian music at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, and also had the oppor tunity to indulge his love of chamber music, when he was invited to play with the Talich Quartet and the cellist Roland Pidoux. Forthcoming projects include a recording of Saint-Saëns concertos for the BIS label, and concerts in Finland, South America, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Since 2015 Alexandre Kantorow has been a laureate of the Safran Foundation.