Alim Beisembayev

Alim Beisembayev started playing piano at the age of five while attending a music school in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2008, he won "Nutcracker", the televised international competition for young musicians. Since then, he has played with many orchestras, including the Orchestra of Evgeny Svetlanov, the Symphony Orchestra of Vladimir Fedoseev, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with conductors Mark Gorenstein, Dmitry Liss, Evgeny Bushkov, Mei Ann Chen, and Karina Canellakis.
 
Mr. Beisembayev recorded Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Symphony Orchestra "New Russia" in 2010, and in 2016, he was a guest on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune", to promote his performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. He has played many prestigious venues, including Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonia of Shostakovich, and Steinway Hall.

Age: 21
Country: Kazakhstan
Professional Training:
    2016 - present   Royal Academy of Music, London
    2010 - 2016   Purcell School for Young Musicians, UK
Teacher: 
    2012 - present   Tessa Nicholson
Competitions and Awards:
    2017    Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists, First Prize
    2017    Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, First Prize
    2015    Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, First Prize

Text Piece

PRELIMINARY RECITAL                                                                                     
Beethoven                  Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Liszt                            Transcendental Etudes, S. 139
                                          No. 11: Harmonies du soir
                                          No. 12: Chasse-neige              
Stravinsky-Agosti        The Firebird Suite   
 
SEMIFINAL ROUND                                                          
Recital
Scarlatti                       Sonata in B minor, K. 87                              
                                   Sonata in G major, K. 13                              
Schumann                   Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Prokofiev                     Visions fugitives, Op. 22
                                         Nos. 1–8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20          
Brahms                        Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Vol. I, Op. 35        

FINAL ROUND                                                                    
Phase I
Mozart                        Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491              
 
Phase II         
Tchaikovsky                 Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23