MUSING Twenty-one-year-old Alexander Malofeev will perform piano works by Beethoven, Weinberg and Rachmaninoff at The 222 on Sunday, March 14. (Photo by Ludmilla Malofeeva)

Alexander Malofeev was just 13 when he came to prominence by winning his first major international competition, the celebrated International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, in 2015. Now 21 and living in Berlin, the young Moscow-born pianist continues to capture the musical world’s attention, winning consistent praise for his technical prowess and emotional maturity.

Malofeev will appear locally in concert on Sunday, March 12, at The 222, the arts stage inside the Paul Mahder Gallery at 222 Healdsburg Ave. The concert will come just days before a major performance by the young artist at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, on March 22. 

“We are extremely excited to bring the immensely talented Alexander Malofeev to Healdsburg, before his debut at Davies Symphony Hall,” said Gary McLaughlin, classical programmer at The 222. 

“This intriguing young artist is a brilliant performer, playing with profound sensitivity, youthful passion and stunning virtuosity,” enthused McLaughlin. “He is drawn to difficult pieces, but shows a deep tenderness that can move audiences to tears. Being able to experience him perform, up-close in such an intimate setting, is truly a unique opportunity for the audience.”

Malofeev regularly performs with some of the world’s best-known orchestras and appears with the most distinguished conductors on stage today. In 2022, he made debuts at major summer festivals including the Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Aspen Music Festival with Vasily Petrenko and the Tanglewood Music Festival with Michael Tilson Thomas, where he delivered a stunning performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. 

From the 222 stage, Malofeev will open with two sonatas by Beethoven, followed by Polish composer Mieczslaw Weinberg’s masterful Sonata #4. The program will conclude with the sweeping, virtuosic Rachmaninoff Sonata #2.

The March 12 concert will begin at 7pm, and be preceded by a pre-concert discussion at 6:15. Ticket prices are $50-$90. For more information, to buy tickets or to become a member, visit

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