Juilliard School/CUNY Queens (B.M., piano)
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (Master's)
Yale School of Music (Other)
Called “a thoughtful and serious musician” by the New York Concert Review, Alexei is one of the most promising young talents of his generation. A semifinalist at the 2015 Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, he first brought attention to his artistry by winning top prizes at the New York Piano Competition, the Rolf and Brigitte Gardey International Piano Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) in a one year span during 2006-2007. Also in 2007, Alexei performed with the Jacksonville Symphony at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.
As the 1st prize winner of AFAF, Alexei performed at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall. Since then he has given numerous solo, concerto, and chamber music recitals in the United States, Russia, Canada, Holland, China, Japan, Poland, and England. His performances have been broadcast on New York’s classical music station WQXR, Polish Radio 2, and Netherlands Radio 4.
In 2008 and 2009, Alexei won 3rd prize at the James Mottram International Piano Competition in Manchester, England and 1st prize at the Heida Hermanns International Competition in Westport, Connecticut, where he was highly praised by the jury in the media. The Westport Patch wrote: “Tartakovsky won the Heida Hermanns Competition with unanimous decision by the judges, who called him a ‘phenomenal pianist’ and a ‘first-rate player’”. Juror Gayle Martin Henry said: “Tartakovsky is a monumental talent. He has such a clear vision and ability to listen to himself. He is very special”.
In 2011, Alexei won both the New York Concert Artists International Concerto Competition and the Queens College Concerto Competition, resulting in performances in New York City and with the North Czech Philharmonic in Smetana Hall, Prague. In 2012, Alexei won the San Jose International Piano Competition in California. He also won the Audience Prize and the prize for the best performance of a Russian work. In May 2013, Alexei performed and taught master classes in a tour of four Chinese cities. From 2013 - 2015, he performed throughout Holland as part of the Holland Music Sessions festival and the New Masters on Tour series, including at the Theater Odeon in Zwolle and a debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Alexei was born in Moscow, Russia in 1989 and moved to the USA at three years old with his parents. He started his professional training with Eleanor Sokoloff and Marcantonio Barone in Philadelphia. He continued his studies with Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. Alexei received his Bachelor of Music degree from Queens College, where he studied with Nina Lelchuk, and a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he was a full scholarship student of Boris Slutsky. He holds an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Boris Berman on full scholarship.
He received an 800 SAT English score, and has significant experience with SAT preparation.
Alexei has completed Yale University coursework in European history.
He has piano performance degrees from Yale School of Music, Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University), and Juilliard/CUNY Queens. Extensive performing and teaching experience.
He has taught students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are looking for lessons for your children or for yourself, please feel free to contact Alexei. Called “a thoughtful and serious musician” by the New York Concert Review, Alexei is one of the most promising young talents of his generation. A semifinalist at the 2015 Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, he first brought attention to his artistry by winning top prizes at the New York Piano Competition, the Rolf
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I have degrees from Yale School of Music, Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University), and Juilliard/CUNY Queens. I have extensive performing and teaching experience.
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