Albert Mamriev is one of the most accomplished pianists of his generation, noted for the power, dexterity and musicality of his playing. He is founder and artistic director the Neue Sterne International Piano Competition in Wernigerode, Germany and the «Albert Mamriev» International Music Competition 2011 in Braunschweig, Germany.
Born in the former Soviet Union (Dagestan), he was introduced to the piano by his father, Jankil Mamriev, and went on to study at Moscow Central Music School, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Tel Aviv Music Academy, and the Hanover University of Music and Drama. His teachers have included Sergej Dorensky and Arie Vardi.
Albert Mamriev is a prizewinner at the Beijing International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Marsala International Piano Competition, Madrid International Piano Competition, Tunbridge Wells International Piano Competition, Morice Clairmont Piano Competition, Vianna Da Motta International Piano Competition, Glasgow International Piano Competition, Olym Piano Competition, Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition, Seiler International Piano Competition and UNISA International Music Competition.
He has played concertos with the Utah Symphony, Royal Scottish National, Israel Chamber Symphony, Mexico Gulbenkian Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Pretoria Symphony, Haifa Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Goettinger Symphony, Beijing Symphony with conductors including Tan Li Hua, Alexander Lazarev, Christoph Mueller, Enrique Batiz, Flavio Florence, Nicoletta Conti, Mauricio Linari and Salvador Masconde.
A favorite in solo and chamber recitals worldwide, Albert Mamriev has played the Salle Cortot – Paris, Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Assembly Hall Temple Square – Salt Lake City, Hannah Perkins Arts Center – Cleveland, Forbidden City Concert Hal – Beijing, Mancloa Concert Hall – Madrid, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi – Venice, Salurin and the Opera Theatre – Reykjavik, Museum Wahnfried – Bayreuth, Stadthalle – Dortmund, Gasteig Philharmony – Munich, and Goethe Hall – Los Angeles.
He is a master of Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Prokofiev and Debussy and enjoys performing and premiering the works of 20th and 21st century composers.
He has been a jury member at the Madrid International Piano Competition, Usti Nad Labem International Piano Competition, and Schumann International Piano Competition, and teaches at the Hannover University of Music and Drama.
The complete recording of Wagner-Liszt Transcriptions grows out of Albert Mamriev's fascination with the stylistic richness and diversity of piano music written between the periods of Late Romanticism and the Avant Garde, and his enjoyment of the technical and interpretive challenges it presents.
”...a great romantic spirit...“
Daily Telegraph London
”...Albert Mamriev played big music ... His playing of a Sonata by Haydn displayed an excellent sensibility to the needs of playing the Viennese classics. Prokofiev seemed to awaken his early Russian training“
The Herald, Glasgow
”...virtuos, leidenschaftlich und mit gefühlvoller Hingabe...“
”...schloss man die Augen, so hätte man sich glatt in einem der großen Konzertsäle der Welt wiederfinden können ... und sich beim Öffnen gewundert, dass dort am Klavier nicht Vladimir Horowitz spielt... Albert Mamriev spielt nicht Klavier, er ist Musik!“
“...You might wonder at three composers having a hand in one piece, but in this instance it all worked splendidly. Actually, only one wrote it: Felix Mendelsohn wrote the Wedding March as part of the incidental music to A Midsummer Night´s Dream. But then two noted pianistic pedagogues added to it: Franz Liszt and Vladimir Horowitz. And it became a thing of startling delights! Lots of notes everywhere, with scales and arpeggios in octaves running up and down the keyboard. Mr. Mamriev treated ist all as though it was his best friend…”
Cleveland Jewish News