Alexander Mndoyants is a thinker by his musical nature; in his art, the
romantic emotion and intellectual balance go hand in hand. In his playing, every
nuance, every feeling is thought through, and the creative idea of the work is
Alexander Mndoyants was born in Yerevan. He began his music studies at the
Special Music school under Yerevan Conservatoire. In 1960 - 68, he continued at
the Moscow Special Music School. Later, he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky
Conservatoire in the class of Bella Davidovich (graduated in 1973).
Jakob Flier said about Alexander Mndoyants: "He is an exceptionally gifted
mu-sician. His interpretations are very attractive by their deepness and
seriousness as well as his skills and mastery on the piano. In his playing,
there is nothing that would seem unnatural or forced. He performs monumental
forms and piano miniatures equally well. Another feature of his art is his high
intellect and perfect taste".
In 1976 - 78 he made his post graduate studies in Moscow Gnessin musical
pedagogical institute (Russian Academy of music) under the guidance of professor
In 1977, he became a prize winner at the International Van Cliburn Competition
in USA. After that, Alexander Mndoyants started his concert activities.
Over the past years he went to all parts of the former USSR with concerts, made
his appearances almost in all capital cities of the former Union republics, as
well as in Poland, Finland, Japan, France, Brasil, Israel, Taiwan, Portugal and
He played with numerous well-known conductors such as F. Mansurov, V. Jordaniya,
V. Gergiev and D. Kakhidze. Critics appraised the colorfulness of his
interpretations and his bright temperament.
He also played a lot of chamber music, with his partners having been such
well-known musicians as D. Sitkovetsky, A. Korsakov, I. Gavrysh, A. Vinnitsky,
M. Tol-pygo, A. Kamyshev, V. Yagling, K. Rodin, Tchaikovsky Quartet, Moscow
He started his pedagogical activities in 1979 at the Central Music School under
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. Since 1990, he also works at the
Conservatoire itself (since 2004 he is a professor). Since 2002, he is also a
professor at the Maimonid State Classic Academy.
Among his pupils, there are more than 30 prize winners of different
international and national competitions; many of them has become famous concert
pianists. Alexander Tchaikovsky wrote about him in the beginning of the 90-s: "Mndoyants
is truly one of the best pedagogues in Russia; he really deserves his reputation
of a 'perfectionist', and he is perhaps almost unrivalled in his generation of
piano pedagogues who might develop the individuality of young talents".
He served as jury member and chairman of jury in various international and
He made his TV appearance in different cities of the country. The recordings
made by A. Mndoyants at the All-Union Radio have invariably been highly
appraised by the Artistic Council and are frequently broadcast.
Various sound recording companies put out discs with the pianist's recordings.