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Written by Helen Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:00
Alexey Sokolov Piano Recital
Alexey Sokolov is the I prize and Grand Prix Winner of the Yamaha Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy, Honorary Professor of Tianjin Conservatory, the bearer of a special diploma and UNICEF prize as the best teacher of UNICEF International Piano Competition, the winner of "Haihe Friendship" Tianjin City Award established by the city of Tianjin and “Award of Merit” of the Government of China for a major contribution to cultural achievements.
Professor Alexey Sokolov graduated the oldest music University of Russia – St. Petersburg Conservatory. Alexey Sokolov has been a professor of State Herzen Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg from 1997 till 1999 at the Department of Special Piano and later, in 1999, he was delegated by St. Petersburg Conservatory to China as an official representative of the conservatory. Since then prof. Sokolov teaches at Tianjin Conservatory. Over the years he has trained more than 40 international competition winners. Among them - 12 winners of the First Prizes on such major competitions as Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition (1995 and 2011), Ukraine; Edward Grieg Royal Competition (2007), Norway; the «Steinway» Prize International Piano Competition (2001), Beijing, China; the Asian Open International Piano Competition in Hong Kong.
Prof. Sokolov published several research works and articles about piano solo performance - works devoted to L. von Beethoven and F. Schubert piano sonatas, teaching piano solo in a University as well as the training a collaborative pianist. Alexey Sokolov has an intensive teaching and performance activity all over the world. He performed a lot in 1993-2003 in major cities of Europe, Asia, all over Russia at such concert halls as Muzikverein L. van Beethoven hall in Vienna, Grand Philharmonic concert hall in St. Petersburg, Beijing and Tianjin Grand Poly Theatre and “Forbidden city” concert halls.