This is the best key-touch one might hear; this is top-class virtuoso playing; this is
musical temperament, rich expressiveness, and amazingly noble and fine taste.... Rare
pianists achieve such a degree of perfection, where there is no obstacle left between what
the pianist wants to do and what he does.
Beaux arts, Belgium
He plays like an artist painting on canvas with wide strokes and swift lines. He possesses
the power of persuasion and perfect technique.... Profound intellect multiplied by mastery
of the piano makes his playing truly phenomenal.
Victoria Times, USA
This talent can be undoubtedly ranked among the best contemporary masters of the pianistic
Musical America, USA
Alexey NASEDKIN, an outstanding representative of the contemporary
Russian piano performing school, continues the traditions of the lofty Apollonian style
set by Heinrich Neuhaus who was his teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire. This pianist is
distinguished by deep penetration into the essence of the compositions he performs and
passionate inspira-tion combined with refined, filigree, virtuoso technique, which enables
him to achieve success in the most challenging works of the classical repertoire.
His name is associated with elevated and flawless renderings of classical composers:
Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, and Liszt. He is a brilliant interpreter of
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Skriabin, Glazunov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and
Shchedrin. The pianist is also keenly interested in the best pieces of Schoenberg, Berg,
Hindemith, and Britten. The clarity of his interpretations is evidently accountable to the
fact that he is a serious and original composer, author of several symphonic and chamber
works. Nasedkin is a member of the Russian Composers' Union.
Born in 1942 in Moscow, Alexey was a child prodigy. He began to study music at the age of
five with Anna Artobolevskaya, a reputed teacher at the Central Specialized Music School,
wrote a fairy opera when he was seven, and then a ballet. He played with great success at
important and prestigious concerts and gave recitals of his own compositions. Alexey
appeared with a sym-phony orchestra at the age of eleven, and at sixteen he took part in a
musical competition at the World Festival of Youth and Students in Vienna, where he was
awarded his first gold medal. He received brilliant education at the Moscow Conservatoire,
studying with the renown pianist Professor Heinrich Neuhaus and, after his death, with
Professor Lev Naumov. He scored further victories in Moscow, Brussels, Leeds, Munich, and
The following famous musicians were Nasedkin's creative partners in different years:
conductors Konstantin Ivanov, Nikolai Anosov, Kirill Kondrashin, Nathan Rakhlin, Evgeny
Svetlanov, Vladimir Fedoseev, and Yury Temirkanov; cellist Natalya Gutman; and violinists
Victor Pikaizen and Irina Bochkova.
Alexey Nasedkin, holder of the honorary title of People's Artist of Russia, combines world
concert tours with teaching and master classes. He holds professorship at the Tchaikovsky
Conservatoire and was a jury member at several prestigious international competitions.