The Annual
Saturday 10th November at 8pm

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

“Yemtsov was dazzling, bringing a faultless technique

... the Ravel-like delicacy of its texture, and the glittering brilliance made this performance a highlight.”

- Sydney Morning Herald, 2005 (Prokofiev Piano sonata no.2)


Alexey Yemtsov is one of the finest young pianists of his generation in Australia, playing with a powerful virtuosity, technical precision and tender lyricism. Born in the Ukraine, Alexey was awarded consecutive scholarships to undertake tertiary studies in Australia, including a Master of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Alexey Yemtsov

Alexey began piano studies at the age of 6 years, gave his first concerto performance at 10, and won first prize in the Horowitz International Piano Competition aged 12. In 1995 he won first prize in the Prokofiev Competition and performed for former US President Bill Clinton. He was a major prize winner in international competitions in 2004 and 2008.

Alexey’s 2006 performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra of the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 at the invitation of Vladimir Ashkenazy was received wide critical acclaim (and standing ovations). He performed again with the SSO in 2008 and has also appeared with other state orchestras. He is a regular soloist for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Australian Youth Orchestra with which he toured China in 2010.

In 2011 Alexey was soloist for the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural concerts in its new residence at the Concourse, earning praise for his “most memorable…splendidly nuanced and admirably virtuosic” performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 under conductor Nicholas Milton. 2012 engagements have included performing with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for the Sydney International Conducting Programme, as guest for the Sydney International Piano Competition, and solo recitals in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and regional venues. Alexey will return as soloist for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2013.

Alexey has also performed with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, in Italy, and with several orchestras in the Ukraine. He supports charitable foundations with fund-raising performances for organisations such as Red Cross International.

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Last updated: November 2012

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