Alexander Malter



Pianist Alexander Malter was born in Moscow. During his student years with Tatjana Nikolajewa and Oxana Jablonskaja at the Tschaikovsky Conservatory his piano playing already gave evidence of the “beauty of sound, based on great musicality and individual warmth of tone” later praised by Arvo Pärt (the Estonian composer). After graduating in 1969 he intensified his concert activities as piano soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. By the mid1980s, concert engagements from the West were also numerous. In 1991 Malter moved to Germany, where he continues to be a much sought-after player. As well as the works of compatriots Tschaikovsky, Skyrabin, and Rachmaninov his particular strengths also include Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt, in addition to contemporary music. With Christian Stadelmann and Dietmar Schwalke, he plays in the Vincent Trio of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alexander Malter is co-founder and artistic director of the concert series at the Glienicke Castle in Berlin. In 2007 they celebrated their 10th anniversary. Since 2005 he has also been the artistic director of the International Festival of Chamber Music "Festival de música clásica Port de Soller" in Mallorca.

Among numerous CDs and radio recordings the well-rehearsed CD “Alina”of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt which appeared on ECM label, is among the international bestsellers. Also noteworthy is his double CD from 2006 with works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin, which comemorates the 100th Birthday of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His CD with music influenced by Arvo Pärt for the Hollywood production "Fireflies in the Garden” was recorded on the Decca label.

Alexander Malters latest CD recording is: “Children’s Album” op. 39 ( original text ) by Peter Tchaikovsky and “Scenes from Childhood”, op. 15 by Robert Schumann.