Alexander Zemtsov is an exeptional musician and professor for music. He is Professor of Vienna Conservatoire and Guildhall School London and Solo Violist with London Philharmonic Orchestra
Maestro Kurt Masur says: “I know Alexander Zemtsov for a long time as the solo violist at the London Philoharmonic Orchestra. He is a musician of high talent, especially of high moral and high idealism and strong persuasion. The vividness of his play made me always happy. He has always found a golden mean between conducter and orchestra to help them. I am sure that his qualities as a professor to educate young musicians is exceptional too. His honesty and his openness impressed me deeply and, I can highly recommend him for a professorship.”
Excellent career as solist, orchestra member, teacher and composer
2003 - 2010 First Violist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
2001 - 2003 Deputy section leader of viola at the Komischen Oper Berlin
Since 2004 he gives international master classes for viola and chamber music in UK, French, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Israel, Mexico and Australia.
Since 2004 he also teaches in the orchestra academy of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Since 2004 he is a member in “Hermitage String Trio” with Prof. Boris Garlitsky (Violine) and Prof. Leonid Gorokhov (cello)
Since 2006 he is professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Since October 2010 he is professor at the Conservatory Vienna, Private University.
The Carrere of his students
Former and present students of Alexander Zemtsov are members in orchestras like
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Covent Garden Royal Opera House
Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Several students of Alexander Zemtsov were awarded in competitions with grants and prizes.
Since 2006 his students are participants in orchstra academies after the selection audition of all universities of London, Future Firsts London Philharmonic Orchestra String Scheme London Symphony Orchestra
CD Recordings, TV & Radio Broadcasting
Alexander Zemtsov is very active in CD recordings, in 2010 he produced 5 different recordings
and is regulary broadcasting in international radio and TV stations
2001 First Prize 8.Brahms Competition in Poerschach, Austria
2001 Winner “Unge Solister” Competition Stavanger
2001 Winner “Tenuto” Competition in Brussels
1997 First Prize Collage Competitin in Elise Meyer Competition in Hamburg
1995 First Prize Viola Competition “Klassisches Erbe” in Moscow
1988 Second Prize in composition competition in BASSR (in age of 10)
Career development and education in music
Alexander Zemtsov has a deeply understanding and professionell Know How in new creations / compositions as well as classical standards, the coordination and cooperations between musicians in (grand) orchestras, conductors and solists and also in chamber music. He plays several instruments, besides viola he was trained from his childhood on the violin and piano with his parents including composition He finished several music schools and from early time on, he was trained on multi level base so he developed amazing multitasking skills in music art.
He was born 1978 in a musician family in Russia; naturally his parents (mother violin 1983-1989 , father piano and composition 1985-1988) were his first teachers in music and,
1985-1989 he studied at the same time violin, piano and composition in the special music school in Ufa (BASSR) and ,
1986-1989 he broadcasted his first concerts and recitals with his own creations on TV and radio statios of BASSR
1990 - 1996 he studied Viola in the music high school “Gnessin” in Moscow with Prof. Elena Ozol and,
1996 - 2004 he studied Viola in the University for Music and Theater with Prof. Marius Nichtiteanu and
2005-2006 he had further artistic education in the Hochschule fuer Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin and studied with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann
Alexander Zemtsov supports humanitarian activities of Lions Club Vienna MozART.