Alexander Boldachev is a virtuoso harpist, composer, teacher, and founder of the Zurich Harp Festival. He received a Master’s degree from the Zurich Academy of Arts, studying with Catherine Michel (harp), Mathias Steinauer (composition) and Marc Kissoczy (conducting). He has won awards at over a dozen international competitions including the “Prix Walo” and the “ProEuropa”.
Alexander Boldachev has performed in the USA, England, Canada, France, Japan, Brazil, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Argentina, Hungary, Italy, Russia and elsewhere, and has been a guest at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg. In 2018, he wrote and performed an electronic harp solo at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony, sharing the stage with Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina. Boldachev was given the prize for the “Best Rock Cover Song” at the Akademia Music Awards in Los Angeles, for a unique performance of the song “Californication” by the American band Red Hot Chili Peppers.