Alexander Georgiev

Alexander Georgiev

Percussion Tutor

Alexander Georgiev, born 1990 in Bulgaria, studied marimba with Bogdan Bacanu and percussion at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz, where he completed his master’s degree with distinction. Between 2013 and 2015 he was engaged as a percussion academist with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, and in 2016 he worked as a music school teacher at the Kremsmünster Music School. Alexander has been a percussion professor at the Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt since September 2017. At the age of 11, Georgiev had started drumming lessons at the music school in Plovdiv, where he won the Dobrin Petkov Prize. Already at a young age, Georgiev received twice the 1st prize at the international percussion competition PENDIM, as well as first prizes at the competition for youth and the festival International de la Luxiere et de la Lumiere et des Arts “Le Paon Luminex” in Bulgaria. Alexander himself was a lecturer at several master courses and workshops in Austria, Germany, Israel and Bulgaria, as well as in July 2017 at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and in February 2018 at the “Musiktagen – Stift Ossiach”. Georgiev was soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra Plovdiv and with Ensemble Mini in Berlin. He played as a substitute with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Vladivostok, Philharmonic of the Nations, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Camerata Salzburg, and Bruckner Orchestra Linz. Alexander Georgiev’s tour schedule enabled him to work as a marimba and percussion soloist as well as in chamber music ensembles and orchestras with renowned musicians and conductors including Yuja Wang, Martin Grubinger jun. ,Martin Grubinger sen., Leonhard Schmidinger, Ferhan and Ferzan Önder, Alison Balsom, Ronnie Barrak, Ton Koopman, Dennis Russel Davies, Justus Franz, Percussive Planet Ensemble, Ensemble Mini, Brasscussion, A-Percussion, L’orfeo Barockorchester, Ars Antiqua Barockensemble, Camerata Salzburg. He has played concerts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, America, China, Norway, Turkey, Israel, England, France and Italy.