UK - 2013
Born in 1991 in London, Alexander Ullman studied at the Purcell School, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Royal College of Music where he is completing his Artist Diploma as the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow (awarded by The Philip Loubser Foundation).
In 2016 Alexander won 1st Prize in the inaugural Manhattan International Music Competition and in 2011 1st Prize at the Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014.
Alexander has given concerts across Europe, Asia and America, highlights including recitals at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ghione Theatre Rome, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), Archive Nationales (Paris), Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Beijing NCPA and La Jolla Arts Festival (California). He has collaborated with the Dover Quartet and cellist Michael Petrov.
This season Alexander returns to Wigmore Hall, gives recitals in the Nottingham International Piano Series, SJE Arts international Piano Series (Oxford) and Perth Concert Hall, and makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Further afield he tours throughout Argentina and Columbia and takes part in the Montreal Chamber Music Festival.
Engagements during 2014/15 included recitals in Milan, Munich, Monaco (Théȃtres des Variétés), Ankara, Samos, Crete, Athens and Majorca. Alexander continued to give recitals across the UK including the Bath Festival, and performed Ravel’s Concerto in G at Cadogan Hall, Tchaikovsky with the Orchestra Filharmonica Marchigiani in Italy, Grieg with the Suffolk Philharmonic, Chopin No.2 with Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Royal College and Liszt’s Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov Paganini Variations with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra in St. David’s Hall.
As a soloist Alexander has previously appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Centre, the New Jersey and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Oxford Philharmonic, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Danubia and Budapest Radio Orchestras. He has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Radio France and MDR Classic.
During his studies Alexander has won numerous awards including 1st Prize at the Lagny-sur-Marne International Competition (2013), the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition (2012), and 2nd Prize at the Isidor Bajic Memorial International Competition (2014). His teachers have included William Fong, Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Robert McDonald, Dmitri Alexeev, Ian Jones and Elisso Virsaladze.