Alexander Korsantia is one of the leading pianists of our time. A “major artist” (Miami Herald) and a “quiet maverick” (Daily Telegraph), Alexander Korsantia has been praised for a “piano technique where difficulties simply do not exist” (Calgary Sun).
In the coming season Mr. Korsantia will be performing all over the world including with the Illinois Symphony, Israel Symphony and the Baltic Philharmonic orchestras. He also continues to serves on jury panels of major piano competitions, such as he has in the past for the Arthur Rubinstein, Cleveland International, Hilton Head, Nina Simone Festival and E-Competitions.
In recent seasons Mr. Korsantia performed with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Xiamen Philharmonic, and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. With The Far Cry Chamber Group, he played Galina Ustvolskaya's Piano Concerto in Boston und Tblisi.
Ever since winning the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Artur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and the First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, Korsantia’s career has taken him to many of the world’s major concert halls, collaborating with renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseda, Valery Gergiev, and Paavo Järvi, with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin, Cincinnati Symphony, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alexander Korsantia is a frequent guest in many of the world's leading concert series including in Warsaw, Boston, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco, Lodz, St. Petersburg, and Blaibach, including major international festivals in Tanglewood and Verbier. A passionate chamber musician, he has collaborated with other leading soloists such as Vadim Repin, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, Sergei Nakariakov, and the Stradivari Quartet.
His award-winning recordings include works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Copland. In 2020 his recording of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 was released to great critical acclaim (with Stuttgart Philharmonic under Dan Ettinger, at German label Hänssler). His solo piano transcription of Ravel’s La Valse was published by Sikorski.
Born in Tbilisi, Alexander Korsantia began his musical education first with his mother, one of Georgia's most respected piano teachers. Later he became a pupil of Tengiz Amiredjibi, Georgia’s foremost piano instructor. In 1992, he joined the famed piano studio of Alexander Toradze at Indiana University in South Bend, USA. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Georgian Order of Honor, National State Prize and Shota Roustaveli Prize, and the Golden Wing Award. Korsantia resides in Boston where he is a Professor of Piano at the New England Conservatory.