"The soul of a poet" according to Le Monde de la Musique. Alexander Gurning is a remarkable musician. Of Polish / Indonesian parentage, he was born in Belgium in 1973 and studied at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels where he won the top prizes and subsequently became Evgeny Moguilevsky's assistant for three years. 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 and his discography includes chamber music with the Soledad Ensemble (for Virgin Classics), with Renaud Capuçon (for EMI), and also solo repertoire... His recording of works by Stravinsky and Debussy in the EMI series "Martha Argerich presents" received a CHOC recommendation from Le Monde de la Musique.
With Sébastien Surel and Sébastien Walnier, he founded in 2004, the Talweg Trio.
Alexander Gurning has played with Orchestre National de Belgique, Flanders Radio, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Boston Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the batons of Alexander Rabinovitch, Charles Dutoit, Christian Zacharias and Myung-Whun Chung.