Professor at the Hochschule fur Musik “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ of Leipzig, Germany

Alexander Meinel teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Lepzig, Germany and since 2002 he's one of the chairs of the New Leipzig Chopin Society.

Born in Halle (Saale), he gave his debut as pianist at the age of 17 at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig. During his studies at the HMT “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig with Herbert Sahling and Joel Shapiro and at the Juilliard School New York with Jerome Lowenthal, he won prizes in national and international competitions in Weimar and Bayreuth.

He aroused audiences with the integral of the 32 piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, which he performs in several german cities. During the 250th anniversary, he plays series of the complete piano sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His recordings of Beethovens Hammerklaviersonate and Schumanns Piano concerto have received an enthusiastic acclaim by famous critics.

As chamber musician Mr. Meinel played with renowned Artists, among them the Gewandhaus Quartet, the Ciurlionis Quartet, the cellist Peter Bruns and the clarinettists Charles Neidich and Wolfgang Mader. He performed at music venues as the Semperoper Dresden, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou, the Cite de la musique Paris and the Lincoln Center New York.

Mr. Meinel teaches at the HMT Leipzig and has given master classes at the National Taiwan Normal University. He is also one of the Presidents of the Neue Leipziger Chopin-Gesellschaft and director of the chamber music festival “Erzgebirgischer Winter”.