«The most striking memory, that always lives in me and always makes me smile is my first performance on stage of the Musical School for Gifted Children, in Tbilisi. I was five years old and played some small pieces. And I vividly remember the incredible pleasure that I got from the moment when I bowed in front of the clapping audience, after the performance.» – says the well known Georgian pianist Alexander Korsantia. This way began Korsantia’s career, that took him to many of the world’s major concert halls, collaborating with renowned conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda, and Paavo Jarvi and orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Kirov Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic.
Alexander began his musical studies at an early age. In 1992, he moved his family to the United States and joined the famed piano studio of fellow Georgian, Alexander Toradze, at Indiana University. The winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal of the Artur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and the First Prize at the Sidney International Piano Competition gains audience and critical acclaim with his great sense of style and virtuosity of the highest class. Korsantia explains: «When I’m working on a piece, I try to create something that not only brings pleasure to the listener, but will be able to move it somewhere else, to reveal something new on it. Otherwise – what all we musicians have to do? Otherwise – it is senseless.”