In 2011 Alexander won 1st Prize at the Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest. Over the last year he made his debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata and embarked on recital tours of Argentina, Colombia and China.
Born in 1991 in London, Alexander Ullman studied at the Purcell School, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and the Royal College of Music, completing his Artist Diploma as the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow in 2017 (awarded by The Philip Loubser Foundation).
In 2011 Alexander won 1st Prize at the Liszt Competition in Budapest. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014.
Over the last year Alexander has returned to Wigmore Hall, given recitals in Perth Concert Hall, the Nottingham and SJE Arts Oxford International Piano series, and made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Further afield he undertook tours of Argentina, Columbia and China and took part in the Chopin Festival in Majorca. In 2018 he records his first CD of Russian ballet music for Rubicon.
Alexander has given concerts across Europe, Asia and America, highlights including recitals at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), Archive Nationales (Paris), Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Beijing NCPA and La Jolla Arts Festival (California). He continues to give recitals throughout the UK, and has collaborated with the Dover Quartet and cellist Michael Petrov.
As a soloist Alexander has appeared with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Centre, the New Jersey and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, the Oxford Philharmonic, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Cardiff Philharmonic, Danubia and Budapest Radio Orchestras. He has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Radio France and MDR Classic.
During his studies Alexander won numerous awards including 1st Prize at the Lagny-sur-Marne International Competition (2013), the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition (2012), and 2nd Prize at the Isidor Bajic Memorial International Competition (2014). His teachers have included William Fong, Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Robert McDonald, Dmitri Alexeev, Ian Jones and Elisso Virsaladze.
“Each of the twelve dance movements of Schumann's Papillons were sharply characterised, with Ullman beguilingly subtle in his control of tonal colour as the music veered from one mood to another, unpredictably and exhilaratingly ... Ullman gave a towering performance [of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor], as intelligently aware of the work's intricate architecture as he was dazzling in execution ... Ullman projected the demonic, the religious and the amorous with equal insight and passion. And again it was the vast range of colour that he drew from the keyboard which was so exciting - as well as the strength and speed with which cascades of notes sprang from his fingers. ”
“Ullman captured the essence [of Schumann’s Fantasy in C, Op. 17]…..bringing out every emotion...Playing with a rich, full-bodied tone no matter what dynamic level, Ullman brought a grandeur to the rhapsodic first movement. The middle movement’s march was majestic, and the pianist relished the melodic lines during the meditative finale.”
“To Ravel’s G-major Piano Concerto he brought poise, flair and style.”
“Ullman followed in the best interpretative tradition, flaunting mastery and absolute assuredness.”
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“Alexander Ullman who did remarkable things in the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. He heard the score with immense clarity and vision, and brought it to life as if the composer were watching over his shoulder”
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