Born in 1991 in London, Alexander Ullman studied at the Purcell School before moving on to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia under Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Robert McDonald. He later pursued postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Dmitri Alexeev and Professor Ian Jones. He has won a number of international competitions, including the Franz Liszt International Competition in Budapest (2011), the Tunbridge Wells Young Concert Artists Competition (UK, 2012), and the Lagny-sur-Marnes Piano Competition (France, 2013). In 2014 he took second place in the Isidor Bajic Memorial International Competition in Novi Sad (Serbia). He regularly performs on tour in Europe, Asia, and America.
Alexander’s recent engagements include a tour of China, and solo concerts at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, the National Archives in Paris, the Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante, and the La Jolla Arts Festival in California. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Fort Worth, New Jersey and Montreal among others, and has given concerts in the UK, Spain, Germany and France with the Dover Quartet.
“Alexander Ullman did remarkable things in the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto number one. He heard the score with immense clarity and vision, and brought it to life as if the composer were watching over his shoulder.”
Huffington Post, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, June 2014
“He displayed a delicate touch, technical finesse and graceful phrasing. His affinity for the piece came through in assured, communicative playing from its bright, fleet passages through mysterious, yearning melodies and charming, playful diversions.”
NJ.com, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Trenton, October 2012
“Played brilliantly by the young British pianist Alexander Ullman… The orchestra, under Musical Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, caught Ullman’s every nuance and change of mood, thus unifying the performance. The famous slow movement… is wonderful in Ullman’s hands. His legato touch made you forget that the piano is basically a percussion instrument.”
North West Texas Performing Arts review, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestr, November 2011
“It is not that Ullman is going to be one of the world’s great pianists. He is that now. If ever you have the chance to hear Alexander Ullman, don’t pass it by… His performance of the Chopin fourth Ballade will live in my mind’s ear for ever: every nuance perfectly judged, poised and placed… His sound is unique.”
Seen and Heard International, Pontino Festival Italy, 2010
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