The Bronze medallist at The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition Alexei Melnikov was born in Moscow in 1990. After completing his studies at the famous Gnessin School, Alexei entered the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the class of the People's Artist of Russia Sergei Dorensky, and his assistants — Nikolai Lugansky, Pavel Nersesian and Andrei Pisarev. Since entering the Conservatory, Alexei`s musical activity has intensified and he became the laureate of numerous international and national competitions:
'Insightful, intelligent, adventurous, and abidingly musical, Melnikov is a young artist whose life and training span two millennia but whose passion for the communicative power of music is shown by this disc
to be of timeless profundity'.
- Joseph Newsome,
• The International Competition in Memory of Vera Lautard-Chevtchenko in Novosibirsk (ll prize), 2010;
• The San Marino International Piano Competition (I Prize, the Audience Choice Award, Critics' Prize and the Prize of The Orchestra), 2014;
• The International Competition of Piano Concertos "Citta di Cantu" in Italy (I prize), 2015;
• Japan`s biggest piano contest — 9th. Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (lll Prize), 2015.
In the final round he performed Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No. 3 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ken Takaseki.
This performance received many reviews in the Japanese press: "He is a pianist who created a musical world of his own from the beginning at each and every one of the stages through his unique sound and the repertoire which was well suited to it".
• The 2nd Manhattan International Music Competition (the First Great Award, followed by a recital at Carnegie Hall), 2017;
• Verbier Festival Academy, a special prize from Neva Foundation, 2018;
• The XVI International Tchaikovsky competition (Bronze medal), 2019.
In 2017 Alexei released his first CD with works by Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin on "Acousence classics" label (Germany). The recording received many positive reviews in the English, French, German press: «Insightful, intelligent, adventurous, and abidingly musical, Melnikov is a young artist whose life and training span two millennia but whose passion for the communicative power of music is shown by this disc to be of timeless profundity» (Joseph Newsome, voix-des-arts.com). The list of orchestras, with which Alexei performs, includes Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, State Academic Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov", Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, San Marino Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra "Virtuosi di Praga», Orchestra Filarmonica "Mihail Jora" di Bacau, Sochi Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestras of Belgorod, Tomsk, Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonics, the Chamber Orchestra of Veliky Novgorod Philharmonic and so forth.
'He is a pianist who created a musical world of his own from the beginning at each and every one of the stages through his unique sound and the repertoire which was well suited to it'.
Alexei has played recitals in many cities of Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, France, Japan, Argentina, Vietnam, Macedonia, Uruguay, USA, Austria, Spain, including such venues as Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, Linz Brucknerhaus, Concert Hall Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, "La Fenice" Theatre in Venice, Palace Žofín in Prague, The Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and many others. Alexei regularly performs at international music festivals: The International Chamber Music Festival in Cervo (Italy), Monschau Music Festival, Music Festival "Animato" in Paris, International Festival in Trieste (Italy), "Opera Estate" Festival in Bassano del Grappa (Italy), The Festival of Romantic Music in the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Heinrich Neuhaus Festival in Moscow, Meeting Rimini Festival (Italy).