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Biography

Cello

Born into a family of musicians, Alexey Stadler began to play the cello at the age of four. He began his studies with Alexey Lazko and continued his education at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in Saint Petersburg. He has participated in master classes with Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, Natalia Gutman, Michael Sanderling, Alexander Rudin, Alexander Knyazev, David Geringas, and Frans Helmerson. Mr. Stadler studied with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and was the recipient of a scholarship from the Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung in Hamburg. He was winner of the 2012 Tonali12 Grand Prix in Hamburg. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut as a Shenson Young Artist with these performances.

Mr. Stadler’s 2015-16 season sees him appear in a number of engagements across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Together with the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem Weimar he performed in Germany at Konzerthaus Berlin, in Weimar, and Chorin, and on tour in Israel. Debuts will lead him to Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Tokyo Symphony with Michael Sanderling, and Orquesta Sinfónica de las Islas Baleares with Joji Hattori. Festival appearances take him to the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.

Recent solo engagements have included collaborations with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie, Irish Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano and Trento. Mr. Stadler recorded Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote with the orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar for broadcast on German radio.

A keen chamber musician, Mr. Stadler has appeared in recitals and chamber music programs at festivals such as the Heidelberg Spring Festival, Verbier Festival, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2012 he took part in the Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World Festival, where he performed with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, and Christian Tetzlaff. Mr. Stadler has won first prizes at competitions in France and Austria and he also received chamber music prizes in Italy and Austria with his duo partner, Russian pianist Karina Sposobina.

In 2008 he recorded Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata on an instrument by A. Jacout that had once belonged to Russian Emperor Nicholas II. Mr. Stadler’s second CD, featuring cello miniatures, was released in 2009 on the Northern Flowers label. 

(June 2016)