Alexander Timofeev debuted as a composer and pianist at 19, performing his Piano Concerto (2003) with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova. Among his accolades are the Audience Choice Award and Commission at the American Composers Orchestra’s 2017 Underwood New Music Readings; finalist of 2018 International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for Young Composers ‘New Classics’; winner of the 2016 Richard Weerts Composition Competition; finalist of the 2016 Thailand International Composition Festival Competition; and Commissioned Composer for the 2019 NJMTA conference. His compositions have been broadcast on WQXR, Pro TV (Romania) and Tele-Radio Moldova.
As a pianist, Timofeev won First Prizes at Niš International Piano Competition, Serbia (2006) and the Margaret Guthman Piano Competition, Atlanta (2006) and received Third Prize at the 2007 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition (Toronto). Alexander Timofeev completed his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (2012). He holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music (2008) and B.M. degree from Rowan University (2006). His teachers included Veda Zuponcic, Douglas Humpherys, Larissa Dedova, Zlata Tkach, Lawrence Moss, Harold Oliver, Victor Levinzon, Aliona Vardanean, and Mikhail Sechkin. Dr. Timofeev is a ¾-time adjunct professor at Rowan University where he teaches Music Appreciation and coordinates the Classroom Piano program.