俄羅斯鋼琴家。生於1965年，在烏克蘭哈裡科夫舉行的第一屆“為紀念弗拉基米爾 霍洛維茨”國際鋼琴賽獲得第一名，以及“俄羅斯音樂的最佳演奏獎”，在美國鹽湖城舉行的第十一屆Gina Bachauer國際鋼琴賽獲得證書。目前是莫斯科國立柴科夫斯基音樂學院教授和日本岡山大學教授。是雅馬哈遠端教育專案參與者。在他所教的學生中，有11人在俄羅斯，保加利亞，義大利和荷蘭舉行的鋼琴賽中獲獎。
亞歷山大 維爾申寧的興趣廣泛，除了演奏，他還寫作音樂，作為樂隊演出者多次與樂隊合作演出。從1998年起與大提琴家鄧尼斯 夏波瓦洛夫合作演出二重奏獲得姆斯蒂斯拉夫 羅斯托羅波維奇的高度評價以及世界音樂界的好評。他還錄製了十多盤CD，並在俄羅斯電臺，法國電臺，新紐約公眾電臺，法國 «Mezzo» 和 «Cenqueime» 電視臺，日本NHK電視臺和俄羅斯 «文化» 電視臺有大量的“活生生”的錄音。
Alexander Vershinin is a Russian pianist, professor of Moscow Conservatory (Moscow State Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky). Winner of I International Competition for Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz and recipient of special award for “Best Russian music interpretation”, award winner of XI Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (Salt Lake City).
Graduated with honors from Moscow Conservatory and post-graduate studies following which he was appointed to a professorship. During the course of 20 years he holds two university chairs. Starting from 2009 he is also a professor in Sakuyo University in Japan.
Engaged in teaching he is doing many workshops in Russia and abroad along with performing activity – he takes part in many international festivals and tours the world playing in: Montpellier, Guebwiller, Reims (France), MIDEM festival in Cannes (France), Kitakyushu (Japan), Germany, US, South Korea etc.
The performer`s repertoire includes pieces of music of different genres: from classic music pieces to jazz adaptations and improvisations including works of Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninov.
The pianist gives special consideration to Skryabin`s work: he performs practically all the latest pieces of music written by the composer – five latest sonatas and pianoforte part of symphonic poem “Prometheus: the poem of fire”. Starting from 2001 Vershinin is a member of Skryabin International Music Society.
The musician`s professional interests are very wide: apart from solo performances he often works with orchestras and bands, his duet with a cello player Denis Shapovalov (winner of the First Tchaikovsky International competition) was highly appraised by Mistislav Raspropovich.
Alexander Vershinin is the author and art director of many new ingenious projects: crossover World Fusion Project, “Classic & JAZZ”, classic series “Historic concerts”. We should put a special focus on his new work “The Fairytales Suite” that undoubtedly draws attention and gains recognition from the general public as well as from music society.
The musician has many live recordings made at the radio stations in Russia, Radio France, NY Public Radio, French TV channels Mezzo and La Cinquième and Japanese channel NHK. Many classic music and improvisation records have been released.
An outstanding CD “Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach” is due to be released soon. Alexander Vershinin is working on the record with one of the most prominent performers in Russian rock-music, guitarist Andrey Zvonkov (current member of B-2 band). This ambitious project will undoubtedly draw attention of classic music connoisseurs as well as rock music fans due to its fresh approach, detailed study of the original work, unusual format and many creative discoveries that the musicians are keeping secret as yet.
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