Alexey Goribol

Pianist Alexey Goribol is a recognised performer of chamber works and has played at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

Goribol has been the musical director of many projects linked to the music of Leonid Desyatnikov, since 1989, including a recording of Desyatnikov’s score for the film Moscow.

Goribol was awarded a Grand Prix at the 6th International Film and Media Music Biennale in Bonn in 2002.

2009-–2010, Goribol produced and hosted thirty TV programmes as part of Channel Five’s cycle Night on the Fifth (Night Sound. Goribol).

From 2004 to 2007, he was Director of the Arts Festival in Kostomuksha, Karelia.

In 2008, he founded and was artistic director of two chamber music festivals – the Levitan Music Festival in Plyos and the Russian-Finnish Music and Poetry Festival Towards Vyborg.

Alexey Goribol has given premiers of many works by contemporary composers, such as Alexander Tchaikovsky, Georgs Pelecis, Vladimir Martynov, Giya Kancheli, Yuri Krasavin and composers of a younger generation – Pavel Karmanov, Vladimir Rannev, Alexey Aigui and Sergei Akhunov.

Alexey Goribol also curated in different years a number of festivals dedicated to Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Shostakovich and Britten in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Alexey Goribol has also collaborated with the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Alexandrovsky Theatre, the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Theatre of Nations, the Petr Fomenko Workshop Theatre, the Goethe Institute, the Institute of Finland in St. Petersburg, the British Council, the Mikael Tariverdiev Foundation and the Diana Vishneva Foundation.
He has performed at major Russian philharmonic venues, European countries, USA and Japan, recorded for the radio, released 20 CDs and taken part in the largest Russian and foreign music festivals.