The Nutcracker, Petrushka, Cinderella & The Firebird Alexander Ullman
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a:
- 1The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: I. March. Tempo di marcia viva (Arr. for Piano)01:58
- 2The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: II. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Arr. for Piano)01:54
- 3The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: III. Tarantella (Arr. for Piano)01:22
- 4The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: IV. Intermezzo (Arr. for Piano)04:19
- 5The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: V. Trepak (Russian Dance) (Arr. for Piano)01:16
- 6The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: VI. Chinese Dance (Chinese Dance) (Arr. for Piano)01:18
- 7The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: VII. Andante Maestoso (Arr. for Piano)05:54
- Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Three Movements from Petrushka:
- 8Three Movements from Petrushka: I. Danse Russe02:40
- 9Three Movements from Petrushka: II. Petrushka's Room04:55
- 10Three Movements from Petrushka: III. The Shrovetide Fair08:59
- Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Six Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102:
- 11Six Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102: I. Waltz. Cinderella and the Prince (Arr. for Piano)05:48
- 12Six Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102: II. Cinderella's Variation (Arr. for Piano)01:37
- 13Six Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102: III. Quarrel (Arr. for Piano)03:20
- 14Six Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102: IV. Waltz. Cinderella goes to the Ball (Arr. for Piano)02:18
- 15Six Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102: V. Pas de Chale (Arr. for Piano)03:56
- 16Six Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102: VI. Amoroso (Arr. for Piano)04:34
- Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite:
- 17The Firebird Suite: I. Dance infernale (Arr. for Piano)05:17
- 18The Firebird Suite: II. Berceuse (Arr. for Piano)03:28
- 19The Firebird Suite: III. Finale (Arr. for Piano)03:14
Info for The Nutcracker, Petrushka, Cinderella & The Firebird
Since winning the 2017 Franz Liszt Competition, British pianist Alexander Ullman has appeared at many of the world’s great venues and with some of the world’s major orchestras – The Philadelphia Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic. He has worked with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Markus Stenz to name just two conductors, and performed at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Concertgebouw and Gewandhaus, Kimmel Center and Kennedy Center. For his debut album Alexander has chosen Russian ballet repertoire arranged either by the composers, or in the case of The Firebird by Busoni pupil Guido Agosti, and Mikhail Pletnev for Tchaikovksy’s Nutcracker Suite. This is a highly virtuosic programme that showcases Alexander’s extraordinary technique. His is a name to watch.
Alexander Ullman, piano
Praised for his subtle interpretations and refined technical mastery, British pianist Alexander Ullman has impressed audiences and critics worldwide with his deep understanding of the scores he interprets, his elegant touch and crystalline phrasing.
The 18/19 season sees Alexander debut with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (Pavel Kogan), Beijing’s NCPA Orchestra (Markus Stenz) and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. He performs recitals in Germany (Schloss Elmau, Stadthalle Bayreuth and Festhalle Weimar), Austria (Liszt Festival Raiding), Hungary (Liszt Academy Budapest), the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Georgia, Mexico, Korea (Seoul Arts Center) and his native UK. Chamber music projects include a tour with violinist Barnabas Kelemen and his debut at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival.
In Spring 2019, Rubicon releases his first album, featuring Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Prokofiev’s Six Pieces from Cinderella, as well as Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Firebird suites.
The winner of the 2017 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, Alexander has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Budapest Radio Orchestra and Korean Symphony Orchestra, as well as the New Jersey, Fort Worth and Montreal symphonies, working with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Valentin Uryupin and Markus Stenz. In the 17/18 season he closed the Lille Piano(s) Festival with Orchestre de Picardie under Jean-Claude Casadesus.
He has performed at Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and the NCPA in Beijing, and has been featured in the Nottingham and Oxford international piano series, on BBC Radio 3, France Musique and MDR Klassik. Chamber music highlights include performances at the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades (France) and La Jolla Summerfest (US) with performers such as the Dover Quartet, violinist Aleksey Semenenko and cellist Michael Petrov.
Future plans include recital tours to China, Japan and North America (April 2020).
Alexander first came to international attention in 2011 after winning the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest. From 2014 to 2017 he was represented by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Born in London, in 1991, he studied at the Purcell School, the Curtis Institute and the Royal College of Music, completing his Artist Diploma as the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow in 2017 (awarded by the Philip Loubser Foundation). His teachers have included William Fong, Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Robert McDonald, Dmitri Alexeev, Ian Jones and Elisso Virsaladze.