Alexey Botvinov is an exceptional pianist in our time. The most famous Ukrainian pianist, Botvinov is one of the best specialists in Rachmaninoff music worldwide. But his deeply expressed, suggestive artistic interpretations of all major piano styles make him extraordinary performer whatever he plays. He is the only current pianist who performed Bach masterpiece “Goldberg Variations” more than 280 times live on stage.
Alexey Botvinov performed in over 40 countries. The recitals he played in such festivals as Chopin Festival in Poland or Züricher Festspiele were given standing ovations and enthusiastic acclaims by the press. In summer 2003 Alexey Botvinov was nominated Artist in Residence at the Murten Classics Festival (Switzerland) with 8 different concerts. In 2005 he played his debut recital at the Wigmore Hall London and in 2006 – at the Berlin Philharmony.
For his breathtaking performance of "Goldberg-Variations" ballet in June 2001 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin the press wrote: “a real firework at the piano” (“Berliner Kurier”). “Le Figaro” wrote about pianist’s CD of “Goldberg-Variations” - “Superbe!” . This recording landed on 2nd place in Swiss music-charts. Next recording- “Botvinov plays Rachmaninoff” (2002 ) was acclaimed as “ the best classical recording of the month” in Switzerland.
Recently Botvinov explores new ways of presenting classical music. Among his new innovative projects “Visual Reality of Music”, where music and visual effects have converted a traditional concert into an amazing multimedia mystery.
Project was presented 2009 in Moscow, Kiev ,Odessa and other cities with over 10.000 spectators . All the major outlets were raving about magnificence of “Visual Reality of Music”.
2010 Botvinov started unique “Goldberg. Reloaded” –project, where Bach masterpiece combines with oriental rhythms by world star-percussionist Burhan Ocal. Concerts in Moscow, Paris, Istanbul and at Montreux Jazz-Festival became sensational success by audience and specialists.
2011 Botvinov created another highly innovative project – synthesis of Drama Theater and classical concert. Basing on new novel of a leading modern Russian writer M.Shishkin “The Light and the Dark”, Botvinov made his debut as a theater director in art-project, where his solo performance harmonizes on stage with two drama actors. Highly successful in Russia and Ukraine project coming soon at Europe stages. Premiere of German-speaking version went with great success in Zurich, December 2012.