Alexander Sonderegger

Alexander Sonderegger

Alexander Sonderegger has performed with many orchestras including the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker; the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Spain; the Sinfonietta Lentua Orchestra; the Murmansk Philharmonic; and the Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has also performed concertos by Grieg and Tchaikovsky at the Liederhalle Beethoven Hall in Stuttgart.

Alexander Sonderegger was born in Petrozavodsk, Russia, to a family of musicians, and studied at the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatory under Viktor Portnoi. In 2008, he attended the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, where he was taught by Kirill Gerstein, Shoshana Rudiakov, Péter Nagy, and Florian Wiek. Alexander graduated from Stuttgart, passing his soloist concert exam with distinction.

Alexander has garnered prizes at many international competitions, including First Prize and “The Czech Radio Prize” at the Carl Czerny International Piano Competition in Prague and First Prize at the 16th International Piano Competition in Rome. In 2019, Alexander won First Prize at the 21st International Piano Competition of Ile de France and the IKIF Artist Recognition Scholarship Award at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York.

For more than 15 years, Alexander has performed with his brother Eduard Sonderegger (violin) in the SONDEREGGER DUO. In 2019, the Duo released its first CD with works by Brahms, Enesco, and Szymanowski. The SONDEREGGER DUO is represented through Massa Konzertmanagement and will make a debut at the Gasteig Munich in October 2022.

Since 2021, Alexander Sonderegger has held a position as a docent at the Piano Department of the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. On July 5, 2022, he will jump in for Mona Asuka Ott and perform Beethoven‘s Concerto No. 3 in Beethoven Hall of Liederhalle.

Virtual First Round

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, No. 20 in a minor, BWV 889

Beethoven: Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2

I. Allegro vivace

II. Largo appassionato

III. Scherzo. Allegretto

IV. Rondo. Grazioso

Liszt: Six Grandes Études de Paganini: No. 2 in E-flat Major 

Chopin: Étude No. 10 in b minor, Op. 25 

Rachmaninoff: “Polichinelle” from Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3, No. 4

In-Person Second Round

J.S. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in g minor, BWV 542 

Beethoven: Sonata in f minor, “Appassionata,” Op. 57

I. Allegro assai

II. Andante con moto

III. Allegro ma non troppo

Carl Vine: Resolve

Scriabin: Sonata No. 2 in g-sharp minor, Op. 19

I. Andante

II. Presto

Balakirev: Islamey: Oriental Fantasy, Op. 18 

Semifinal Round – Chamber Music

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Un poco presto e con sentimento

IV. Presto agitato

Final Round

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Allegro appassionato

III. Andante

IV. Allegretto grazioso—Un poco più presto

2022 Participants

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