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'Alexander Ullman 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. '
Huffington Post, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, June 2014
'He displayed a delicate touch, technical finesse and graceful phrasing. His affinity for the piece came through in assured, communicative playing from its bright, fleet passages through mysterious, yearning melodies and charming, playful diversions.'
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Trenton, October 2012
'Played brilliantly by the young British pianist Alexander Ullman... The orchestra, under Musical Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, caught Ullman's every nuance and change of mood, thus unifying the performance. The famous slow movement…is wonderful in Ullman's hands. His legato touch made you forget that the piano is basically a percussion instrument.'
North West Texas Performing Arts review, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestr, November 2011
'His performance of the Chopin fourth Ballade will live in my mind’s ear for ever: every nuance perfectly judged, poised and placed...His sound is unique.'
Seen and Heard International, Pontino Festival Italy, 2010
Born in 1991 in London, Alexander studied at the Purcell School and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Robert McDonald.
Born in 1991 in London, Alexander Ullman studied at the Purcell School with William Fong, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Robert McDonald and the Royal College of Music with Ian Jones and Dmitri Alexeev. He is currently completing his Artist Diploma at the RCM as the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow (awarded by The Philip Loubser Foundation).
In 2016 Alexander won 1st Prize in the inaugural Manhattan International Music Competition and in 2011 1st Prize at the Liszt Competition in Budapest. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014.
Alexander has given concerts across Europe, Asia and America, highlights including recitals at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ghione Theatre Rome, 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 has collaborated with the Dover Quartet and cellist Michael Petrov.
This season Alexander returns to Wigmore Hall, gives recitals in the Nottingham International Piano Series, SJE Arts International Piano Series (Oxford) and Perth Concert Hall, and makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Further afield he tours throughout Argentina and Columbia and takes part in the Montreal Chamber Music Festival.
Engagements over the last year have included recitals in Milan, Munich, Monaco (Théȃtres des Variétés), Ankara, Samos, Crete, Athens and Majorca, China (Gulangyu, Shanghai and Beijing) and the USA. Alexander continued to give recitals across the UK including the Bath Festival, and performed Ravel’s Concerto in G at Cadogan Hall, Tchaikovsky with the Orchestra Filharmonica Marchigiani in Italy, Chopin No.2 with Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Royal College and Liszt’s Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov Paganini Variations with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra in St. David’s Hall.
As a soloist Alexander has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Centre, the New Jersey and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Oxford Philharmonic, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Danubia and Budapest Radio Orchestras. He has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Radio France and MDR Classic.
During his studies Alexander has 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). He has also studied with Elisso Virsaladze at the Fiesole Scuola di Musica, Florence.