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Promotional photograph of Alim Beisembayev
Promotional photograph of Alim Beisembayev


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About Alim

BBC New Generation Artist 2023-25

Alim Beisembayev won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2021, performing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Manze. He also took home the Audience Prize and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Prize for contemporary performance, with The Guardian praising him as a “worthy winner” with a “real musical personality”.

Announced as a BBC New Generation Artist 2023-25, in summer 2023 Alim made his Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms debut performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Sinfonia of London conducted by John Wilson, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and recorded for BBC Television.

Further highlights in the 2023/24 season include debuts with the BBC Philharmonic (Joshua Weilerstein), Bournemouth Symphony (Tom Fetherstonhaugh) and Enescu Philharmonic as well as returning to the BBC Symphony (Jonathan Bloxham), Czech Philharmonic (Jakob Hrusa), and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Domingo Hindoyan) to perform the World Premiere of a new piano concerto by Eleanor Alberga.

As a recitalist, Alim has made notable debuts at the BBC Proms at Truro, the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Oxford Piano Festival, Wigmore Hall, Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and Cliburn Concerts in addition to a tour of Europe in association with the Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network, and Korea, with the World Culture Network. Upcoming recitals include his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Birmingham Town Hall and return visits to the Seoul Arts Centre and Wigmore Hall among others. An exclusive recording artist of Warner Classics, his debut album — Liszt: Transcendental Études — was released in December 2022.

Alim is based in London

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Season Highlights

Aug 2023
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 Sinfonia of London John Wilson (conductor)
Jan 2024
Wigmore Hall, London
Works by Beethoven, Scriabin, Rachmaninov and Ravel.
Feb 2024
Rudolfinum, Prague
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Jakub Hrůša (conductor)

Selected Repertoire

BeethovenPiano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37   •   Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58   •   Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73
BrahmsPiano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op. 15   •   Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major Op.83
ChopinPiano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11   •   Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op. 21
GriegPiano Concerto in A minor Op. 16
MozartPiano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466   •   Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491   •   Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major K. 503
ProkofievPiano Concerto No.1 in D flat major Op.10   •   Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor Op.16
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18   •   Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini Op. 43
RavelPiano Concerto in G major
SchumannPiano Concerto in A minor Op.54

Sample Programmes

  • Sample Recital Programme 1

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D. 935 Interval CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Images Book 2 FREDERIC CHOPIN: Etudes Op. 25

  • Sample Recital Programme 2

    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN: Four Preludes, Op. 22 SERGEI RACHMANINOV: 13 Preludes, Op. 32, No. 10 in B minor SERGEI RACHMANINOV: 10 Preludes, Op. 23 No. 4 in D major MAURICE RAVEL: Gaspard de la Nuit Interval CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Images Book 1 SERGEI RACHMANINOV: Piano Sonata No. 2



  • Wigmore Hall

    Jan 2024
    • Alim Beisembayev is, beyond doubt, a remarkable talent, and on present evidence a pretty fully formed one, at that. It was impossible not to notice the technical elements (a supremely even left hand at speed, for example), but most of all this was a moving experience. The opening of the Allegro molto danced beautifully; while the Adagio ma no troppo, taken at the perfect tempo, made time stand still. It might be noted at this point just how much Beisembayev held the audience in his thrall... Rarely have I heard the opening of ‘Ondine’ so even and yet so atmospheric, not just light textured, but positively luminous. Every note was audible, and yet the totality created a magic web of sound.

    • This was big-boned playing that projected the tempestuous outbursts of the “Appassionata” on a thunderous scale. the Romantic sweep of Beisembayev’s performances carried all before it. A contrasting pair by Rachmaninov...brought back the wealth of colours that distinguish Beisembayev’s Rachmaninov