Faculty

Aleksandr Poliykov

Aleksandr Poliykov

General Info

Titles

Instructor of Piano

Personal Website

poliykov.com

My goal is to show young and aspiring artists how to independently look for the meaning of music, and joyfully bring it out to the audience in the most beautiful and and soul-lifting way.

Aleksandr Poliykov joined the Conservatory in 2015 and is an instructor of piano. Poliykov is a Ukrainian pianist, conductor, and pedagogue.  

The winner of more than 20 international competitions, Poliykov has performed in the major venues of the United States, Europe, and South America. An active chamber musician, his numerous collaborations with symphony orchestras include Radio-Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.

Poliykov's expertise is recognized around the globe and has been compared to that of “Daniel Barenboim and Alfred Brendel with tremendous virtuosity of Martha Argerich” (Nordbayerischer Kurier). “Technical difficulties seem to disappear under his hands,” notes the Boston Musical Intelligencer.  

In addition to his career as a performer, Poliykov has worked with 17 orchestras as a guest conductor, frequently leading opera productions and collaborating with vocalists. As an active educator, Poliykov provides concert-lectures, appears on television, and gives master classes in the United States and Europe. He is frequently invited to music festivals and to judge competitions.

Poliykov earned a B.M. and M.M. in piano performance/education as well as a B.M. and M.M. in orchestral conducting from the P.I. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. He also received an artist diploma in piano performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His teachers include Boris Arkhymovych, Tatiana Roschina, Allin Vlasenko, and Conservatory faculty member Michael Lewin.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • International Opera Conducting Competition (Romania, 2015)
  • International Keyboard Institute and Festival (United States, 2012)
  • International Franz Liszt Competition (the Netherlands, 2011; Germany, 2009)
  • New England Chamber Music Competition (United States, 2008)
  • World Piano Competition (United States, 2007)
  • International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Ukraine, 2007)

F.Liszt: Piano Concerto #2 (Alex Poliykov) - excerpts