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05 January 2020 (Sun), 19:00 World famous Mariinsky Ballet and Opera Theatre - Opera and Concert Hall - Concert Alexei Parshin. Around Bach

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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Organist: Alexei Parshin

Orchestra: Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra

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Alexei Parshin was born in Moscow in 1957. He began to study music under Anna Artobolevskaya. In 1975 he graduated from the Central School of Music of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. In 1980 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire (organ class of Leonid Roizman and piano class of Mikhail Voskresensky), and in 1984 he undertook an assistant traineeship. In 1987 he trained at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Rueil-Malmaison. Since 1980 he has toured to France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the USA, the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Gives recitals at the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire, the main Roman Catholic Cathedral in Moscow and concert halls and cathedrals in St Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Tver, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok, Barnaul, Omsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Kirov, Yaroslavl, Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk, Bryansk and Krasnoyarsk.

His repertoire includes music from five centuries, ranging from pieces from an anthology of Pierre Attaingnant (1530) to contemporary composers of the 20th century (Dmitry Shostakovich, Georgi Mushel, Edgar Arro, Alexander Shaverzashvili, Mikael Tariverdiev, Valeri Kikta and Karen Khachaturian). The organist focusses much of his attention the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and works by French and German baroque composers (Dieterich Buxtehude, Georg Böhm, Vincent Lübeck, Nicolaus Bruhns, Nicolas de Grigny, Louis Marchand, François Couperin, Jean-François Dandrieu and Michel Corrette).

Has been Artistic Director of the Festival of Young Organists at St Sophia's Cathedral in Polotsk (1989, 1990 and 1991), the Christmas Festival of Organ Music in Moscow (1997), the Organ Constellation festival (1999), the Northern Orpheus festival of organ and chamber music in Kirov (2001) and the Christmas Organ Festival at the main Catholic cathedral in Moscow (2003).
For several years he directed the Musica poetica chamber ensemble.
Member of the honorary committee of the Association des Amis de l'Orgue of the Basilique Notre-Dame in Valenciennes.
Jury member at numerous international competitions. He was one of the founders of the Valeri Kikta International Organ Competition, the Organo duo international organ duets competition, the International Nicolaas Bidloo Festival of Young Artists in Moscow and the Sancta Caecilia All-Russian Organ Competition.

In 2017 he presented recitals at the main Roman Catholic Cathedral in Moscow and the Great Hall of the Moscow conservatoire among numerous other venues.

Since 1984 he has taught at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, and since 2001 he has been a professor in the department of organ and harpsichord.

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