"Sandor, who’s built like a wrestler, deploys tremendous power from one end of the keyboard to the other, but he also possesses a soft, light, heart-moving touch perfectly suited to the emotional range of the Rachmaninoff No. 2. Encores in both places gave us the opportunity to witness his non-classical ragtime chops, as well, and if he’d wanted to he could’ve held the stage indefinitely after both concerts." - Grand Rapids Arts
"The Piano Concerto in G Major by Ravel is full of energy, with Sandor’s hands and wrists in constant blur as he spars with the orchestra. The second movement was the crown of the evening, as Sandor captured perfectly the delicate transparency of a gentle waltz supporting a nostalgic melody that kept more than one rhythm in motion all the time." Sam Black, Duluth News Tribune
Alexander Sandor is a freelance pianist and teacher in northern Wisconsin. He is an adjunct piano instructor at UW-Superior, has been a soloist at ragtime festivals throughout the country, and is the president of the Lake Superior Ragtime Society, Inc. His students have won classical and ragtime competitions throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. In 2016 with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra and Maestro Warren Friesen, Sandor performed the United States premier of the long-neglected Concerto for Piano and Winds by Belgian composer Leo Smit. In 2016 he co-founded the Islay Trio, which performs an eclectic mix of music, including original compositions. While a college student he performed Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra on a day’s notice when the scheduled soloist was incapacitated. He is the organist at United Presbyterian Church. He lives in Superior with his wife Katie and children Natalie and Oliver. A ponderously slow jogger, he is nonetheless a member of the Half-fanatics running club, and he loves studying German and Italian!
Master of Music Performance in Piano - University of Arizona Bachelor of Music Performance in Piano - University of Wisconsin-Superior