Alexander Kostritsa was born into a musical family and started his piano lessons at the age of six. Alexander received his Master of Music degree from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied with Mikhail Petukhov, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Mr. Kostritsa is a prizewinner of international piano competitions, such as Premio Rovere d’Oro (Italy, 2007), and Paul Badura-Skoda (Spain, 2010). He made his international debut when he was eight years old with a concert tour to Japan. Since then he has been performing as a soloist in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, South Korea, and the United States. He also recorded solo albums released on Divine Art and Grand Piano labels. Also, he is the first pianist to record complete sonatas for cello and piano by J-B. Tricklir, released on Centaur Records label (with Fedor Amosov, cello). His performances were broadcasted live on the WCLV radio network in Cleveland.