Over the past few years Alexander Schimpf has risen to prominence by impressively winning a series of competitions, first winning the 2008 German Music Competition (a distinction no pianist had earned for 14 years), winning First Prize at the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna and finally emerging as the first German pianist ever to win First Prize at the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition. His final round performance at Severance Hall with the renowned Cleveland Orchestra was given a standing ovation and additionally honored with the Audience Favorite Prize. Since winning these notable awards, Alexander Schimpf’s career has gained momentum with regular appearances at important music centers around the world. In 2011 alone he gave debut recitals at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin’s Konzerthaus and at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in New York.
Pilvax Studio's mission was to create a website for Alexander together with illustrational and publicity photographs. The photo session took place in the Erdődy Palace in Budapest at the former piano of the hungarian composer Béla Bartók.