Alex Ruvinstein started his classical piano journey in Ukraine. He won the XXVIII International Competition in Salerno, Italy as a part of the four hands duo. Alex is a winner of the Ibla International Piano Competition in Ragusa, Italy in the solo and four hands duo divisions, the National Ukrainian Piano Competition for college graduates in Kiev, and other local and regional piano competitions.
Alex was born in Polyarny, Russia, above the Arctic Circle, and began his music studies at the age of five. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Uman State College of Music in Ukraine. Later, he obtained his Master’s at the Gnesin Academy in Moscow. After receiving his Doctorate with Professor Naum Starkmann at the Maimonides State Academy, Alex worked as a Professor of Piano and an accompanist for cellists and singers.
After immigrating to the United States Alex made his American debut at the Union County Art Center in New Jersey. Since then, he has been performing in various concert halls in New York, Kansas, Delaware, Connecticut, and other states. His solo and chamber music performances include recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Greater Princeton Steinway Society, New York Library Concert Series, the United Nations Concert Hall, and the National Opera Center in New York City, among others. He was a member of the Memling Ensemble, directed by Metropolitan Opera violist Vincent Lionti. Alex has appeared on Russian and Ukrainian TV.
Alex works at SUNY New Paltz, Kaufman Music Center in New York City, and Temple Sinai in Stamford, CT. Alex lives in Riverdale, New York with his wife Yelena and their sons, Michael, David, and Anthony.