Alexander Boldachev is a Swiss-Russian artist pushing the boundaries of how people identify the harp in the 21stcentury: virtuoso-harpist, composer and conductor, he has become a modern harp and music ambassador, focusing on including all generations of the public. He creates unique adventures in his concerts with his innovative approach and refusal to conform to stereotypes.

As a classically educated harpist (professor – Catherine Michel), plays the harp, piano and writes music from the age of five.  

Exclusive artist of Italian harp house Salvi Harps, he has won more than 20 different competitions and prizes for performing and composing, including the Kleiner Prix Walo (Switzerland), Aoyama Prize (Kyoto, JP), Akademia Award (USA) and ProEuropa (Austria), as well as the Russian foundations for the development of young musicians Spivakov, Temirkanov, the Rotary Club and Houses of Music that gave a start to his career.

Alexander’s creativity extends beyond his live performances, as he is a prolific composer with a unique style that blends tradition with innovation. He has created original works and improvisations that showcase his passion for the harp and music, including film and theater scores, works with orchestra, e-music, and hundreds of arrangements and covers.

He has mastered various musical genres, including classical, crossover, rock covers, and neoclassical vibes. He has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, such as the Bolshoi Theater, Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna, Great Hall of the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg and Theater Colon, as well as the Burning Man and FIFA World Cup Opening (with his own composition for an electronic har), among others.

Many works and covers are already recorded and can be found on streaming services.

Management territories: Spain

He is also invited to participate in the festivals such as Burning Man, Musical Olympus, New Names, Mozart+, Davos and Gstaad in Switzerland, Big Russian Ball in Rome, Bravo Award, SKIF Sergey Kuroyokhin, Burberry and D&G shows, projects of The Moscow and St. Petersburg Houses of Music, etc..

Aside from his busy performing schedule, Alexander is passionate about sharing his knowledge with aspiring musicians worldwide. He works as a Guest Professor at Milano Conservatory and artist-at-residence at UCLA. He held workshops in institutions like Juilliard School in New York, Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest, Royal Academy of Music in London, Conservatories of Toronto, Beijing, Moscow, São Paulo, Paris, etc.

With an open mind to collaborations and a readiness to work with diverse instruments, singers, and choreographers, Alexander continues to do innovative cultural research. His creativity also extends to organizing projects such as the Harp Festival Zürich and World Harp Day, which celebrate the beauty and diversity of his instrument.

In addition to his artistry, Alexander is also known for his humanitarian work. He has taken a clear anti-war position and founded a society in Zürich called LYUDẎ: Cultural Solidarity to help refugees and arrange charity actions in Switzerland and worldwide.

BAM | 2024