Alexander Gadjiev was born in 1994 in Gorizia, Italy into a family of musicians. He began his piano studies at the age of five with his mother, Ingrid Silic, and his father, Siavush Gadjiev. At the age of nine, he performed Haydn’s Concerto in C major, receiving excellent reviews from the press. He gave his first recital at the age of ten. Following his success at the Ljubljana piano competition he was invited to perform at the festivals in Ljubljana and Feldkirchen, Austria. In 2012, he won the third prize at FVG International Piano competition and the Premio delle Arti competition. In the same year, he graduated magna cum laude from the Conservatorio Bruno Maderna of Cesena. In 2013, he completed his studies at Duca degli Abruzzi, and since then, he has been attending the Master’s degree course at the Salzburg’s Mozarteum under Pavel Gililov.
In 2013, he won the Premio Venezia, a competition in which only magna cum laude graduated pupils are allowed to participate. In 2014, he was invited to give a solo recital at the Great Hall of the La Fenice Opera House in Venice. In the same year, he reached the semi-finals at the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition and was selected to participate in the finals of the Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano.
In 2015 his engagements included a collaboration with Yuri Temirkanov (Shostakovich’s Concerto in c minor op. 35) at the La Fenice Opera House, solo recitals for the MiTo Festival in Turin (Teatro Regio), Pianistico Festival in Triest (Teatro Verdi) and a debut concert in the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall in Ljubljana. In the same year, he won both the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. This success was followed by an extensive tour with more than 40 concerts in Asia and all over Europe.