Pianist & Composer
Alexander Timofeev debuted as a pianist-composer at age 19 performing his Piano Concerto (2003) with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova. Among his recent accolades is the Audience Choice Award and Commission at the American Composers Orchestra's 2017 Underwood New Music Readings; he is the winner of the 2016 Richard Weerts Composition Competition and finalist of the 2016 Thailand International Composition Competition. His compositions have been broadcast on WQXR - New York's Classical Music Station and presented in live performances on Pro TV (Romania) and Tele-Radio Moldova. As a pianist, Timofeev won the First Prizes at Niš International Piano Competition, Serbia (2006) and at the Margaret Guthman Piano Competition, Atlanta (2006) and received the Third Prize at the 2007 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition (Toronto). He appeared as a soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Radio-Television Orchestra of St. Petersburg (Russia), Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras of Moldova, Eastman School of Music Orchestra (Rochester, NY) and others. Alexander Timofeev completed his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland (2012). He holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music (2008) and B.M. degree from Rowan University (2006). In 2008, Timofeev founded the International Society of Pianists and Composers - ispci.org - a nonprofit organization that promotes contemporary piano music. Dr. Timofeev currently resides in Philadelphia; he is Artist-in-Residence at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.