Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya – fortepiano

Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya Photo: Marco Borggreve

Russian-born pianist and harpsichordist Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya is in great demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.

Alexandra graduated from the Department of Historical and Modern Art Performance at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory from the class of Professor Olga Martynova in 2009, where she studied piano, harpsichord and fortepiano. Alexandra continued her studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, gaining a master’s degree under the tutelage of Richard Egarr and Menno van Delft.

In July 2015 Alexandra graduated with the Zertifikatstudium Meisterklasse Degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München under Prof. Christine Schornsheim.

Alexandra has won top prizes at competitions including the International Festival of Early Music in Austria, the All-Russian Harpsichord Competition in St. Petersburg, the Prague Spring International Competition and the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition Leipzig in 2014.

Her love for chamber music and solo performing has brought her to perform in premier venues and festivals all over Europe, Russia and Asia. She has appeared at Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Barbican Centre in London, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, as well as Utrecht Early Music Festival, Prague Spring International Festival, Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Kaisersaal of the Munich Residence, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival among others.  She recently appeared in Lapland with The Lapland Chamber orchestra playing harpsichord and modern piano in repertoire spanning four centuries. She works regularly with the Residentie Orkest in Den Haag, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, and the Academy of Ancient music.

She also works at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag as a keyboard repetiteur.

Alexandra’s debut recording on fortepiano was released on Caro Mitis label in 2009, featuring Mozart sonatas for piano and violin with violinist Sergei Filchenko.  She and her husband Richard Egarr formed Duo Pleyel in 2017 to explore the 4-hand and 2-piano repertoire that is often unjustly ignored.  Their repertoire includes J.C.Bach, Dussek, Czerny, Hummel and Liszt, alongside Mozart, Schubert and later composers. Forthcoming concerts take them to Innsbruck, Madrid, Ghent and York. For the LINN record label they have recorded the complete 4-hand music by Dussek, Johann Christian Bach and the early Sonatas of Mozart. Their first CD for LINN of works by Schubert was released in April 2020 and got a number of excellent reviews.

Alexandra has also recorded CDs of music by L.Boccherini and F.Geminiani with Russian violinist Igor Ruhadze for Brilliant Classics label which will be released in 2022.