One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler will open his 18/19 season with appearances in a number of high level engagements across Europe, amongst them Ulster Orchestra, St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, Nordic Symphony, Vorarlberger Symphony Orchestra and recitals in Paris, London, Berlin and Munich.
He caused a sensation in his BBC Proms debut with Shostakovich first Cello Concerto under Vasily Petrenko. Other highly succesful debuts include 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 White Nights Festival, Menuhin Festivaal in Gstaad and Easter Fetival in Oslo Opera House.
Alexey Stadler performs with orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Mariinsky Orchester, St. Petersburger Philharmonikern, Riga Sinfonietta, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra under renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Tugan Sokhiev, Dmitri Kitajenko, Vasily Petrenko und Marek Janowski.
A keen chamber musician, Alexey Stadler has appeared in recitals and chamber music programmes at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Heidelberger Frühling and Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and has performed with partners such as Janine Jansen, Akiko Suwanai, Vadim Repin, Igor Levit, Lukáš Vondráček, Itamar Golan, Jörg Widmann, Martin Grubinger und das Quatuor Ebène. 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.
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 David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Michael Sanderling, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis and Andras Schiff.
Alexey Stadler studied with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and had scholarships from the Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung and Alfred Töpfer Stiftung in Hamburg.
Alexey performs on a cello by David Tecchler dating from 1715.