One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler’s 2016/17 season sees him appear in a number of high level engagements across Europe, performing with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Athens State Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta and Dalasinfonietta. He will be the Haydn Orchestra’s soloist on tour in Germany and Italy. Chamber music recitals lead him to The Mariinsky Theatre and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.
He caused sensations in his recent debuts with San Francisco Symphony and Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, both with Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra as well as the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem Weimar, both under the baton of Michael Sanderling. Festival appearances included the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger, St. Petersburg’s White Nights Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
Alexey Stadler performs with orchestras such as The Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra under renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev and Marek Janowski. He recorded Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote with the orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar for broadcast on Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, receiving great critical acclaim.
A keen chamber musician, Alexey Stadler has appeared in recitals and chamber music programmes at festivals such as 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.
He has received several awards including the national titles of Young Talent (2008, 2009 and 2010) and Hope of Russia (2008, 2009). He has won first prizes at competitions in France and Austria and also received chamber music prizes in Italy and Austria with pianist Karina Sposobina.
In 2008 he recorded Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata on an instrument by A. Jacout which had once belonged to the Russian Emperor Nicholas II. His second album featuring cello miniatures was released in 2009 on the label Northern Flowers.
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 St. Petersburg. He has participated in masterclasses with Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, Natalia Gutman, Michael Sanderling, Alexander Rudin and Alexander Knyazev, and more recently he has attended regular masterclasses with David Geringas and Frans Helmerson.
Alexey Stadler studied with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and has a scholarship from the Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung in Hamburg.