“Alexey Stadler is impressive and impeccable”(The Amati Magazine, December 2015)
Alexey Stadler, one of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, caused a sensation in his BBC proms debut performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. Other highly successful debuts include Ulster Orchestra with Elim Chan, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin with Tugan Sokhiev, San Francisco Symphony with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony with Michael Sanderling amongst others.
The 2021/22 season sees Alexey Stadler in a number of high level engagements across Europe including concerts across Spain with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi as well as engagements with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra or Fundación Excelentia.
A keen chamber musician, Alexey Stadler has performed with partners such as Janíne Jansen, Vadim Repin, Christian Tetzlaff, Igor Levit, Alice Sara Ott, Lukáš Vondráček, the Ebène Quartet and Szymanowski Quartet.
Festival appearances include Krzyzova Music Festival, the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger, St. Petersburg’s White Nights Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Heidelberger Frühling and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Alexey Stadler performs with orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Münchner Symphoniker, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Rīga, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Odessa National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra under renowned conductors such as Anu Tali, Robert Trevino, Valery Gergiev, Marek Janowski.
In 2016 Stadler co-founded the Italy-based chamber music project “Lauter” with violinist Nicola Bruzzo. The primary goal is to enthuse young people with classical music through school concerts and interactive events. Concerts take place in major venues such as Ferrara, Milano, Padova and Bologna.
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, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff.
Alexey Stadler studied with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and has a scholarship from the “Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung” and “Alfred Töpfer Stiftung” in Hamburg. He performs on a violoncello by David Tecchler dating from 1715.
HarrisonParrott represents Alexey Stadler for worldwide general management.
“Alexey Stadler played with firm control and the kind of tactile, honeyed tone capable of bringing listeners to their knees.”
“Stadler was marvellous in Shostakovich in which the cellist’s technique, tone and musicianship were in total accord with the sentiments of the score.”
“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.”
“At 24 years old, Alexey Stadler is a remarkably self-assured perfomer. …he retained an impressive nonchalance – and impeccable intonation.”