Professor Alexander Tselyakov, Professor of Music
Alexander Tselyakov is recognized around the world as a virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition. Born into a musical family in Baku, Azerbaijan, Alexander Tselyakov studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Lev Naumov, custodian of the Heinrich Neuhaus method (credited with producing many extraordinary twentieth-century Russian keyboard masters such as Gilels and Richter). He gave his first public performance at the age of nine with the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tselyakov’s virtuosity and deeply poetic lyricism have made him a favourite among concert audiences around the world. He appears regularly such major orchestras as the Toronto Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Tselyakov’s recent recitals have included a charity concert in New York in memory of the victims of September 11th, a magnificent debut recital at Wigmore Hall in London, and appearances at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the Royal Palace in Stockholm, at the International Piano Festival in San Jose, the Bad Kissingen Festival in Germany, the Blackheath Halls in London, de Doelen, Jurriaanse Zaal, in Rotterdam and in Vienna, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Paris.
Alexander Tselyakov has also been featured on the Voice of America, WQXR’s "Reflections on the Keyboard" (New York), CBC Radio (Canada). Alexander Tselyakov is Associate Professor of Piano at the School of Music, Brandon University, Canada.
Download Professor Alexander Tselyakov Performance Excerpt 1 — Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G sharp minor Op.32, No.12
Download Professor Alexander Tselyakov Performance Excerpt 2 — Sergei Rachmaninoff: Moment Musical Op.16, No.4
Download Professor Alexander Tselyakov Performance Excerpt 3 — Igor Stravinsky: Russian Dance
Download Professor Alexander Tselyakov Performance Excerpt 4 — Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka
Download Professor Alexander Tselyakov Performance Excerpt 5 — Igor Stravinsky: Shrove-Tide Fair