Alexander Fiseisky

Soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, Honored Artist of Russia, Professor.
Alexander Fiseisy leads a diverse creative life. He is known as a performer, teacher, organizer, researcher.

He completed his education at the Moscow Conservatory with the brilliant teachers V. Gornostaeva (piano) and L. Roizman (organ). He has performed with many eminent orchestras, soloists and singers. The musician's partners were V. Gergiev, V. Fedoseev, M. Yansons, V. Minin, E. Obraztsova, M. Fedotov, A. Knyazev, E. Haupt, M. Hoeffs, H. Albrecht. His performing art was presented in more than 30 countries of the world. The solo concerts of the musician have taken place in such famous halls as the National Cathedral in Washington, the Church of St. Trinity in New York, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Cologne Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St. Basil's Cathedral Paul in London, Royal College of Cambridge and Queen's College of Oxford.

The organist participated in major music festivals, recorded over 40 phonograph records and CDs on historical and modern organs, performed premieres of works by contemporary authors B. Tchaikovsky, R. Shchedrin, O. Galakhov, M. Kollontay, V. Ryabov, E. Opits, W. Erbacher, M. Weiss, M. Kreutz and others.

In the concert season of 2018–2019. solo concerts of the Russian organist were successfully held in musical centers in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Russia.

Significant events in the performing career of Alexander Fiseysky are associated with the name of I. S. Bach. He dedicated his first solo concert to this composer. Repeatedly performed a cycle of all Bach's organ works in the cities of Russia and the former USSR. A. Fiseisky celebrated the 250th anniversary of the death of Bach in 2000 with a unique series of concerts, four times performing all the organ works of the great German composer in his homeland. Moreover, in Dusseldorf, this cycle was performed by Alexander Fiseisky for one day. Starting this unique action dedicated to the memory of I.S. Bach at 6.30 a.m., the Russian musician completed it at 1.30 a.m. the next day, having spent 19 hours behind the organ almost without a break! CDs with recordings of fragments of the Düsseldorf "organ marathon" published by the German company Griola. Alexander Fiseisky was listed in the World Records Book (Russian analogue of the Guinness Book of Records). In the seasons 2017–2020 A. Fiseisky performs the cycle “All Organ Works of I. S. Bach” (15 programs) in the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul in Moscow.

Alexander Fiseisky combines active concert activity with pedagogical work at the Russian Academy of Music named after Gnesins. He holds master classes and gives lectures at the world's leading conservatories (in London, Vienna, Hamburg, Baltimore), takes part in the jury of organ competitions in Canada, the UK, Germany, Poland and Russia.

The musician initiated and inspired the International Organ Music Festivals in our country. Since 2005, he holds in the Concert Hall. P. Tchaikovsky festival "Nine Centuries of Organ" with the participation of leading foreign soloists; since 2006, at the Gnesins' RAMS - the annual International Symposium "Organ in the 21st Century", the International Festival "Musical Offering to I. S. Bach" and the International Organ Competition. V.F. Odoevsky.

The most important part of the educational activity of A. Fiseisky is the promotion of the national organ heritage. These are seminars and master classes in Russian music in foreign universities, the recording of the CD “200 Years of Russian Organ Music”, the release of the three-volume “Organ Music in Russia” by Bärenreiter (Germany). In 2006, a Russian organist held a seminar on Russian music for participants in the congress of the American Guild of Organists in Chicago. In March 2009, the monograph by A. Fiseysky “Organ in the history of world musical culture (III century BC. E. — 1800)” was released.

Alexander Fiseysky enjoys great authority among Russian and foreign organists. He was elected vice-president of the Association of Organists of the USSR (1987–1991), President of the Association of Organists and Organ Masters of Moscow (1988–1994).