Biography: Alexander Malikov

Alexander Makilov
Alexander Malikov has performed extensively around Canada and the United States. In March 2012, he was featured on “Performance Today” at American Public Media. He has been a frequent visitor to the National Arts Center in Ottawa, performing under the baton of Boris Brott, as well as in solo performances throughout the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons. Also, he has been a member of the ensemble in residence at the Summer Music Institute in Ottawa. Alexander worked with Michael Tilson Thomas and members of the New World Symphony on both modern piano and the fortepiano in an all-Beethoven concert in October of 2011. He is a winner of the Knigge, Shean, TSO, and OSM competitions.
Alexander began playing the piano at the age of seven in Volgograd, Russia. Three years later, his family immigrated to Calgary, Canada, where he continued his piano studies at the Mount Royal University Conservatory with Dmitry Nesterov. Among the many artists with whom Alexander had a chance to work with during this time are Anton Kuerti, Hung Kuan Chen, Marc Durand and John Perry. Alexander is a participant of the Banff Summer Masterclass Program, the Morningside Music Bridge program, the Sergei Babayan Academy, the Orford Festival, and the Young Artist Program in Ottawa. He has completed his Bachelor’s of Piano Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory with Angela Cheng, and his Masters with Julian Martin at the Juilliard School. Currently, he is finishing his Artist Diploma program at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Sergei Babayan.
Alexander is also a composer, and won the 2015 Carl E. Baldassarre composer/performer competition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, performing his Sonata for Solo Piano.