December 2015 was a turning point in Alexander Gadjiev's career. In the international Hamamatsu competition, one of the most prestigious in the world, the jury - including Martha Argerich, Akiko Ebi and Sergey Babayan among others, awarded the 1st Prize to Alexander, who also received the Audience Award. Since then, Alexander has regularly been invited to perform in Japan, as well as in prestigious Festivals such as Verbier, Düsseldorf, Kammermusik Salzburg Festival ... He has already performed in the biggest venues such as La Fenice in Venice , the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Kioi Hall and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, the Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Osaka, at Salle Cortot in Paris, or the Moscow Conservatory. His latest CD, "Literary Fantasies", is dedicated to Schumann and Liszt. "Alexander has the rare ability to hypnotize the audience. His performance of Bach / Busoni's chaconne was the highlight of the competition. I was hypnotized myself. Gadjiev has a real elegance and passion“ said Sergey Babayan about Gadjiev when he won the international Hamamatsu contest. Gadjiev studied piano with his father, Siavush Gadjiev, and at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Pavel Gililov.