Alexej Gorlatch

Alexej Gorlatch plays Beethoven
1st Prize Winner ARD Music Competition 2011

I am always excited about hearing young people in music performance. And I get particularly excited when I listen to a person I had not previously heard, who shows great promise. Read on, please…

Alexej Gorlatch was the winner in the piano category at the 2011 ARD Music Competition. His interpretation of Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto not only convinced the high-ranking jury, but he also convinced the audience, bringing him both a first prize and the audience prize.

The ARD Music Competition celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011. It took place for the first time in 1952 in Munich, where it is still takes place every year. For many artists, Munich was the springboard to their international careers. Among these prize winners, we find names such as Jessye Norman, Thomas Quasthoff, Maurice André, the Tokyo String Quartet, Yuri Bahmet, and many others.

The recorded selections are:

  • Beethoven:
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Live-Recording ARD-Competition, 11.09.2011
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sebastian Tewinkel

  • Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1

Performed by Alexej Gorlatch, piano

Alexej Gorlatch was born in 1988 in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and has lived in Germany since 1991. At the age of twelve he became a junior student at the University of the Arts in Berlin where he studied with Martin Hughes; from 2002 to 2007 he studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover.

Here is Alexey Gorlatch playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #5:




And now here he is in Beethoven Tempest Sonata



Tags: Alexej Gorlatch, Beethoven, Sonata, Concerto, winner, 2011 ARD Music Competition

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