Alexander Chaplinsky, Piano

Alexander Chaplinskiy graduated with honors from Saint- Petersburg Glinka Choral College, where he studied piano with Andrey Gorlov and Eugene Sirotkine. In 2004, Mr. Chaplinskiy was invited to the Mikhailovsky Theatre as an accompanist, where he performed in the premiers of "Iolanta" by Peter Tchaikovsky, "Peter the First" by Andrey Petroff, "Silva" by Emmerich Kalmann and "The Three Musketeers" by Alexander Tchaikovsky. Since 2006, Mr. Chaplinskiy has been working as a pianist and accompanist at the Saint- Petersburg State Conservatory Chamber Choir. He has participated in different projects including "Yaroslavna" ballet by Boris Tischenko, "Stabat Mater" by Tomaso Traetta, "Requiem" by Igor Vorobioff, "Catulli Carmina" by Carl Orff. At the same time, Mr. Chaplinskiy was invited by the Saint-Petersburg State University to join its choir as a choirmaster, pianist, arranger and accompanist. There, he had the opportunity to coach the chorus and perform as keyboard player in Gustav Mahler's "Symphony 8". He was also a part of the Russian premiers of "Messa per la pace" and Requiem by Karl Jenkins.

As a music director, Mr. Chaplinskiy has worked on his own projects, the most recent being the Russian premier of Steve Reich's "Eight Lines" and "Tehillim" and world premier "The day of Angel" by Maria Grigoryeva. Since 2009, Mr. Chaplinskiy has been an accompanist at the Glinka Choral College. In 2014, Mr. Chaplinskiy was invited to Mariinsky Theater as an accompanist for the project of Maestro Valery Gergiev "The Children Chorus of Russia". Alexander's 2015 performances included Piano Recital at the Saint-Petersburg University; a performance in Carnegie Hall at Weill Recital Hall as a finalist of the Forte International Music Competition, and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 2 with Moskovsky Cultural Centre Symphony conducted by Vladimir Smirnoff.

In addition to being a finalist in the above-mentioned Forte International Music Competition, Mr. Chaplinskiy was awarded third place in the prestigious Russian National Musical Competition in a choir conducting. In 2017 Alexander moved to United States of America where he was invited by The Italian Opera Company to join them as a musical director and accompanist. During the next three years they have made together a numerous series of events including the special educational programs for children, one of which took place in October, 26 th , 2018 at Public School 163 in Brooklyn, and the cycle of shows at New Utrecht Public Library.

Also Alexander Chaplinskiy was honorably asked by St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral - the major Russian Orthodox Temple abroad - to lead their weekday chorus, and thereafter he founded a series of performances named "Literary and musical rooms" coming along at the cathedral. Since 2018 he plays at the historic "Taci place", which hosts many major opera singers from all over the world in New York City for more than 25 years. Among the artists Alexander was collaborating with were the world famous opera diva Maria Maksakova, opera stars Rene Pape and Mikhail Svetlov, world-class opera base singer Vazgen Gazaryan. In June, 2019 Alexander was invited to participate in the memorial concert to celebrate the life of Florence Bocarius, who had hosted a lot of musical events in New Jersey.

In addition, Mr. Chaplinskiy has been involved in "Visions of the Modern Muse" project by World Crystal with the performance at Carnegie hall in October, 2019. Alexander's skills in contemporary music also allowed him to be a part of Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival in March, 2020 as a pianist.

In Summer 2020, the Spotlight Artist Management presented Mr. Chaplinskiy at the RTVI TV channel, that broadcast to 52 countries, , including the U.S.A., Canada, Israel, Belarus, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, Great Britain, Poland, Czech Republic, the Baltic states, and CIS countries with editorial offices in New York, Tel Aviv, Moscow, and Berlin. The same season, on June, 1, 2020, his appearance in Maestro Valery Gergiev's project "The Children Chorus of Russia" could be witnessed again by the audience of Mariinsky TV, since the recording of this performance had been repeatedly shown at that channel.

Alexander's collaboration with the Spotlight Artist Management is to continue with the show named "The Vaccine" on September, 20 th , 2020.