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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Professorship for Dmitri Alexeev
Dmitri Alexeev has been appointed to the position of Professor of Advanced Piano at the Royal College of Music.
This personal chair was created especially for Professor Alexeev, in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the RCM’s world-renowned Keyboard Faculty. Since his triumphs at the 1974 Tchaikovsky Competition and 1975 Leeds International Piano Competition, Dmitri Alexeev’s skills as a performer have become well known throughout the world. But this new position also recognises the extraordinary dedication, integrity and great musical intelligence that he has brought to his teaching of some of the world’s most brilliant young pianists. He currently teaches some 16 students at the RCM, including international prize-winners and outstanding up-and-coming soloists.
Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the RCM, commented: “I am delighted that Professor Dmitri Alexeev has been appointed to a Chair of Advanced Piano at the Royal College of Music. He is one of the world’s most highly regarded pianists and has played a major role in securing the reputation of the RCM Keyboard Faculty as a natural first choice for students from around the globe.”
Professor Alexeev commented: “I am delighted about this news. The RCM is a great place to work, and I look forward to furthering my relationship with the RCM with this appointment.”
Led by Professor Vanessa Latarche, the RCM Keyboard Faculty enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the world’s great centres of teaching and learning. Students benefit from the inspirational and experienced professorial team; enjoy outstanding competition success (including recent wins at the Leeds and Honens International Piano Competitions); receive unparalleled performance opportunities; and take part in masterclasses with outstanding visiting artists such as Lang Lang, Mitsuko Uchida, Emanuel Ax, András Schiff, Murray Perahia and Alfred Brendel.