The Belgian-born pianist, Alexander Gurning, is of Polish / Indonesian parentage. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels where he won the top prizes He studied additionally with Naumov and Merzhanov at the Moscow Conservatory.
Alexander Gurning has appeared at the Peking, Sapporo, Schleswig-Holstein, Obidos, Lugano, La Roque d’Anthéron, Saratoga, Tanglewood and Verbier Festivals. He has played with such orchestras as the Orchestre National de Belgique, Flanders Radio, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra, under the batons of Alexander Rabinovitch, Charles Dutoit, Christian Zacharias and Myung-Whun Chung. With Sébastien Surel and Sébastien Walnier, he founded in 2004, the Talweg Trio.
Alexander Gurning’s discography includes chamber music with the Soledad Ensemble (for Virgin Classics), with Renaud Capuçon (for EMI), and also solo repertoire... His debut recording of Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky and Preludes of Debussy in the EMI series “Martha Argerich presents” received a CHOC recommendation. In 2011 he recorded the J.S. Bach’s Golberg Variations (BWV 988) with Avanti Classics.