Aleksander Szram was winner of the 2004 Vlado Perlemuter Award, and he enjoys a varied schedule of solo piano, concerto and chamber music performances across the world, having played in more than thirty-five countries over six continents. Born in Southampton to Polish parents, he has been playing the piano since the age of five.
He studied with Anthony Green and Douglas Finch at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London (formerly Trinity College of Music), continuing with Jane Coop for his DMA at the University of British Columbia. He now teaches piano and lectures in analysis and performance practice at Trinity Laban and has also guest-lectured at the Royal Academy of Music, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Manhattan School of Music.
Aleksander is particularly interested in performing newly composed music, and has worked with many composers including Rzewski, Runswick, Smalley, Fujikura, Gregson and Finch, recording albums for Nimbus , MMC and Prima Facie. He collaborates regularly with the flautist Wissam Boustany, their duo having established an international reputation for performing from memory.