Alexey Stadler
Cello

“Alexey Stadler is impressive and impeccable” (The Amati Magazine, December 2015)

Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Stephanie Haller +49 (0)89 6797 10434

Biography

One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler’s 2016/17 season sees him appear in a number of high level engagements across Europe, performing with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Athens State Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta and Dalasinfoniettan. He will be the Haydn Orchestra’s soloist on tour in Germany and Italy. Chamber music recitals lead him to the Mariinsky Theatre and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.

He caused sensations in his recent debuts with 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’s White Nights Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler’s 2016/17 season sees him appear in a number of high level engagements across Europe, performing with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Athens State Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta and Dalasinfoniettan. He will be the Haydn Orchestra’s soloist on tour in Germany and Italy. Chamber music recitals lead him to the Mariinsky Theatre and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.

He caused sensations in his recent debuts with 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’s White Nights Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Alexey Stadler performs with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra under renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev and Marek Janowski. He recorded Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote with the orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar for broadcast on Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, receiving great critical acclaim.

A keen chamber musician, Alexey Stadler has appeared in recitals and chamber music programmes at festivals such as Heidelberg Spring Festival, Verbier Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 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.

Download Bio
ukGermany

Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Stephanie Haller +49 (0)89 6797 10434

Reviews

“Alexey Stadler played with firm control and the kind of tactile, honeyed tone capable of bringing listeners to their knees.” (The Times, August 2016)

“Stadler was marvellous in Shostakovich in which the cellist’s technique, tone and musicianship were in total accord with the sentiments of the score.” (Classical Source, August 2016)

“So one of the marvels in the performance ... by cellist Alexey Stadler, making a potent debut in Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony, was the way he relocated the center of gravity in this concerto. Instead of focusing on the first movement, ... Stadler drew the audience’s attention to the slow movement, turning it into an expansive, beautiful and bittersweet rhapsody. ... Stadler’s rendition of the slow music hit with the force of a revelation. His playing boasts a combination of coffee-coloured string tone and lithe flexibility, and he gave the music an emotional ambiguity that was compelling.” (San Francisco Chronicle, June 2016)

“At 24 years old, Alexey Stadler is a remarkably self-assured perfomer. …he retained an impressive nonchalance – and impeccable intonation.” (The Amati Magazine, December 2015) 

“Alexey Stadler played with firm control and the kind of tactile, honeyed tone capable of bringing listeners to their knees.” (The Times, August 2016)

“Stadler was marvellous in Shostakovich in which the cellist’s technique, tone and musicianship were in total accord with the sentiments of the score.” (Classical Source, August 2016)

“So one of the marvels in the performance ... by cellist Alexey Stadler, making a potent debut in Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony, was the way he relocated the center of gravity in this concerto. Instead of focusing on the first movement, ... Stadler drew the audience’s attention to the slow movement, turning it into an expansive, beautiful and bittersweet rhapsody. ... Stadler’s rendition of the slow music hit with the force of a revelation. His playing boasts a combination of coffee-coloured string tone and lithe flexibility, and he gave the music an emotional ambiguity that was compelling.” (San Francisco Chronicle, June 2016)

“At 24 years old, Alexey Stadler is a remarkably self-assured perfomer. …he retained an impressive nonchalance – and impeccable intonation.” (The Amati Magazine, December 2015) 

“Stadler … combined soul and technique in perfect equilibrium …, the balances between soloist and orchestra falling into the most natural perspective.” (Classical Source, December 2014)

“... his generally restrained reading had an unusually clear trajectory which was cumulatively very convincing and expressively played, with a fine range of tone” (The Guardian, December 2014)

“In the second movement of the concerto, [Stadler] was particularly effective - the slow, lyrical sections were wonderfully 'sung'.” (Classica.fm, February 2012)