Alexi GORIBOL Pianist, cultural figure, Honoured Artist of Russia, Alexey Goribol has per- formed at the major philharmonic venues of Russia, European countries, USA and Japan, recorded for the radio, released 20 CDs and taken part in the largest Russian and foreign music festivals.
The pianist, a recognized outstanding master of chamber ensemble, has played at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Ber- liner Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
Since 1989 Goribol has been an initiator and musical director of many pro- jects linked with the music by the outstanding Russian composer Leonid Desyat- nikov. Desyatnikov’s score for the film Moscow recorded under the leadership of Alexey Goribol was awarded a grand prix of the 6th International Film and Media Music Biennale in Bonn in 2002.
In 2009 and 2010, Goribol prepared and hosted thirty TV programmes as part of Channel Five’s cycle Night on the Fifth (Night. Sound. Goribol).
From 2004 to 2007, he led the Arts Festival in Kostomuksha, Karelia.
In 2008, he initiated and was artistic director of two chamber music festivals – the Levitan Music Festival in Plyos and the Russian-Finnish Music and Poetry Festival Towards Vyborg.
Alexey Goribol has been the first performer of many works by contemporary composers, collaborating with masters such as Alexander Tchaikovsky, Georgs
Pelēcis, Vladimir Martynov, Giya Kancheli, Yuri Krasavin and composers of a younger generation – Pavel Karmanov, Vladimir Rannev, Alexey Aigui and Sergei Akhunov.
Alexey Goribol also initiated in different years a number of monographic festivals dedicated to Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Jean Sibelius, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Alexey Goribol has collaborated with the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the Mari- insky Theatre, the Alexandrovsky Theatre, the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Theatre of Nations, the Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theatre, the Goethe Insti- tute, the Institute of Finland in St. Petersburg, the British Council, the Mikael Tariverdiev Foundation and the Diana Vishneva Foundation.