Alexander Malofeev

Piano prodigy launches YSA’s 56th season

Alexander Malofeev performs Beethoven and Rachmaninov Oct. 7 at YCPAC

The Yavapai Symphony Association (YSA) commences its 2022-23 season at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, with Alexander Malofeev, a 21-year-old musical genius whose touch on the piano has thrilled audiences worldwide. The concert will be held at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.

The musical world has struggled to keep pace with Malofeev’s rapidly emerging talent, according to a news release. At 13, he gained international recognition by winning the Gold Medal at the 2014 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. In 2016, Malofeev was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow.

Malofeev has performed with the world’s best-known orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. YSA’s October concert will feature Alexander performing a program of Beethoven and Rachmaninov.

Tickets for Malofeev’s performance are $36 to $54 and are available only by contacting the Yavapai Symphony Association at 928-776-4255.

The Yavapai Symphony Association also offers season packages, featuring all seven concerts, from $194 to $294. Programs are subject to change. For further information, call the Yavapai Symphony Association or visit

Yavapai Symphony Association

2022-23 Season

  • Alexander Malofeev – Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
  • The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra – Jan. 18, 2023, at 7 p.m.
  • The ASU Symphony Orchestra – Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.
  • The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – March 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Sarah Chang – March 26 at 3 p.m.
  • Les Violons du Roy – April 30 at 3 p.m.
  • The Curtis Symphony Orchestra – May 16 at 7 p.m.


Information provided by Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

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