Alexander Prokhorov is legendary for his candlelit evening of Russian and Gypsy romances. He is a connoisseur and collector of old well-known as well as rare and forgotten, Russian and Gypsy romances, that he performs with his own improvised piano accompaniment. His deep bass baritone with midnight-dark chasm depth of richness and powerful timber tones immediately captivate and bring the melodic beauty of the romances along with their drama and excitement to the audiences.
Mr. Prokhorov grew up in a family with rich cultural traditions. Among his relatives are famous Russian writer Alexey Tolstoy (great-grandfather), Silver Age poet Natalia Tolstaya-Krandievskaya (great-grandmother), notorious interpreter of Shakespeare and Silver Age poet, Mikhail Lozinsky (great-grandfather), composer Dmitri Tolstoy, and many others. Literary, musical, and theatrical hobbies were a part of Alexander’s childhood years and led him to pursue his artistic career.
A graduate of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Musical College with degree in piano performance, Mr. Prokhorov also received a Master’s Degree in Opera performance at Longy School of Music and Boston Opera Institute. His operatic roles include Don Pasquale from Don Pasquale, Raimondo from Lucia Di Lammermoor, Colline from La Boheme, Escamilio from Carmen, Prince Gremin from Eugene Onegin, Ferrando from Il Trovatorre, and Bottom from Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mr. Prokhorov’s concert appearances range from Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall of New England Conservatory, Cutler Majestic Theater to Moscow and St. Petersburg’s Philharmonic Halls. However, the Romances remain his favorite genre and his concert tours always include the annual Evening of Russian and Gypsy Romances at Tolstoy’s Museum in Moscow, which Mr. Prokhorov dedicates to his great-grandfather.