Oleksandr Leonov

He was born in 1996 in Zaporizhzhia.

From 2003 to 2012 he studied at the Zaporizhzhia Children’s Music School No. 4 in the class of Natalia Valter. In 2021 he graduated from the Kyiv Reinhold Gliere Institute of Music, class of Yuliana Yablonska. He is currently studying at the Basel Academy of Music (Switzerland) in the classes of Professors Claudio Martinez Mehner and Filippo Gamba. Oleksandr is also an assistant of the professor and doctor of medicine Horst Hildebrandt in the university program “Learning to practice and physiology.”

In 2017 he received the Third Prize, a bronze medal, a special  Ivan Karabits prize, a special prize from Professor of the Paris Conservatory Marian Rybitsky at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Winner of the YAMAHA Scholarship Program 2016-2017 (UAE) – Yamaha Music Gulf FZE. Since 2018 he has been receiving grant support from the VERE MUSIC FUND.

In 2013 he took part in a master class by Professor Yakov Kasman (USA) at the Summer Academy of Music (Kyiv, Ukraine). Oleksandr attended the Art of the Piano by Awadagin Pratt (USA) in 2017. Participated in master classes by Valery Pyasetsky (Russia), Natacha Kudritskaya (Ukraine-France), Yuri Kot (Ukraine), Antonii Baryshevskyi (Ukraine), Boris Bloch (Germany), Mark Lakirovich (USA).

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