Alexander Vladimirovich Tchaikovsky

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Alexander Wladimirowitsch Tschaikowski ( Russian Александр Владимирович Чайковский , scientific transliteration Aleksandr Vladimirovič Čajkovskij ; born February 19, 1946 in Moscow , Soviet Union ) is a Russian composer , university teacher and pianist .


From 1966 to 1972 he studied piano with Heinrich Neuhaus and Lew Naumow at the Moscow Conservatory, as well as composition with Tichon Chrennikow , with whom he completed an aspirantur until 1975 . In 1976 he became a member of the Union of Composers of the USSR, from 1985 to 1991 he was secretary there.

From 1976 he taught himself at the Moscow Conservatory, from 1993 as a professor. From 1993 to 2002 he was artistic advisor to Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg . In 2001/02 he began teaching at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory , where he was rector from 2005 to 2008. Since 2003 he has also been the artistic director of the Moscow Philharmonic Society.

His work includes 9 operas, 3 ballets, 5 symphonies, oratorios, as well as numerous concerts, other orchestral works, chamber music and film music, etc. a. for Ivan and Marja .


Alexander Tchaikovsky is a nephew of the composer Boris Tchaikovsky (1925–1996). There are no family ties with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893).



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Individual evidence

  1. a b c Alla Vladimirovna Grigor′yeva:  Chaykovsky, Aleksandr Vladimirovich. In: Grove Music Online (English; subscription required).
  2. biography on mosconsv (Russian)
  3. a b c d e biography on: Verlag Neue Musik
  4. Biography in: belcanto (Russian)
  5. biography on: (English)
  6. a b c biography on: kino-teatr (Russian)
  7. Biography on: news_enc.academic 2012 (Russian)
  8. Order of Friendship 2016 (Russian)
  9. Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation (Russian)