Alexei Sultanov Guestbook Archive

 

It's nice to see new entries to the Guestbook. However, as entries add up, the Guestbook entries load slower and slower. Periodically, the entries are archived to permit faster loading. This is that archive.

 

Follow the links below to connect to other websites created in Alexei's memory

Alexei Sultanov Unofficial Web site in JAPAN

 

http://alexeisultanovforever.blogspot.com/

 

Alexei unofficial website in Poland:  To The Memory Of Alexei Sultanov & His Magic Piano  

 

Follow the links below to connect to websites offering musical selections:

www.magicpiano.prv.pl

 

www.recitals.alexeisultanov.ru

 

   
 

longrun1us@yahoo.com
27-12-2005 18:19:07 [68.255.38.0]
I've just become acquainted with this performer, and with this site. I'm curious why it seems so difficult to find any of the recordings listed in the discography. Are these recordings available on any web distributors? My belated condolences on the loss of an obviously great man.

 

NaYoung Lee -
17-12-2005 22:23:47 [209.6.236.52]
I think this website should have a link to some kind of CD order form. I am interested in buying his CD, and rather than buying it from a commercial amazon or borders, if there is a way (i.e. Sultanov foundation or something like that) to get it and benefit directly the Sultanov, I would rather choose that way. Thank you. NaYoung from Cambridge, MA USA

 

Yana Uspleneva - russianattorney@icqmail.com
03-11-2005 00:50:48 [67.124.6.138]
I was lucky to be around Alesha during his time at Uspenky school and observe his growing talent. I remember crying while listening to some of his performances as his music touched my soul to its deepist points. Although he is no longer around us, his music will live forever. Every time I listen to Chopin Ballade in g-minor, Chopin Concerto No.2 or Mefisto Waltz I remember Alesha.

 

Galina - red_hair68@hotmail.com
04-10-2005 14:16:20 [70.81.135.134]
Alesha, tvoe iskustvo navsegda ostanetsy v serzah ludey etoy planeti!

Galina - red-
04-10-2005 14:11:50 [70.81.135.134]
 

Agata Bilewska - agatabilewska@o2.pl
04-09-2005 15:33:39 [212.76.39.228]
I had an honour to meet Alexei 10 years ago. It was in Bydgoszcz (Poland), a few months after Chopin International Piano Competition. His interpretation of Fantaisie Impromptu in c-sharp minor will stay in my heart forever! Let me repeat what I'd said that evening...you are...you'll always be the best...!THANK YOU

 

Sergej Krylov - krylov@amcmusic.com
20-08-2005 02:41:19 [195.210.65.41]
Ia uznal o smerti Alexeia neskol'ko dnei nazad. Eto uzhasnaia poteria ne tol'ko dlia ego rodnyh i blizkih druzei no dlia vsego musykal'nogo mira. Vspominaiu nashu poezdku v Kuibyschev..... Sergej Krylov

 

Olivia - oliwias@op.pl
20-08-2005 00:54:20 [83.144.102.152]
Ya ochen' xotela Vam napisat', Dace, skazat' kak mne bol'no i grustno chto Vi poteryali lyubimogo muzha. Blagodarya ego talantu i muzike Alexei ostanetsa v nashix serdcax navsegda. Kogda ya vpervie uslishala ego igru na konkurse Chopina v Varshave ya zaxotela uchit'sa v Moskve. I moya zhizn' sovsem izmenilas'- ya uexala, zakonchila klass professora Naumova i do six por s nim obscayus. V voskresenie 7 avgusta ya sigrala sol'niy koncert v Varshave dumaya chto mozhet bit eto budet skromniy podarok v Den' Rozhdeniya Alexeia. Ya ochen' nadeyus' chto budet takaya vozmozhnost' peredat Vam s kakim vosxisceniem Alesha rasskazival o Vas na intervyu vo vremia svoix koncertov v Pol'she. S iskrennimi chuvstvami. Olivia Skwara, Pol'sha

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15-08-2005 17:14:20 [195.158.8.225]
Alexander Thomas - alex-21th@list.ru
http://www.mediaterra.ru/tomas
12-08-2005 21:43:42 [212.1.243.125]
Трансляции записей Алеши будут в дальнейшем продолжены. Translations of Alyosha's records in the further will be continued. Address of adiostation http://212.1.243.125:8000/listen.pls

 

Stanislav - stanislav_181@hotmail.com
11-08-2005 07:50:46 [69.114.135.73]
Moi glubochishie soboleznovaniya vsey semie Aleshi. Ya byl prosto v shoke, kogda uznal o neschastie, kotoroe sluchilos' s Aleshey. Ya uveren, chto ego svetlaya pamayat' navsegda ostanetsya v serdcah teh, kto ego kogda-libo slyshal na scene ili prosto po bol'shomu schastiyu byl znakom s nim. Ya iskrenne jelayu stoikosti i ogromnoy sily voli ego semie i blizkim. Ty navsegda v Nashih Serdcah, Alesha

 

Dono Mukumova - donomukumova@mail.ru
04-08-2005 22:06:54 [195.158.22.201]
Dorogaya Dace, Navfal I Nuron seliy mesec lejali v bolnice, I posle takogo pereriva kogda prishli na urok k Tamara Afanasevne pervoe shto uslishali shto Alesha ne stalo. Dorogaya Dace, primi nashe sobolezovanie, gluboklo sojeleem shto doleke ot vas mi dushoy vsegda bili I budem svami. Alesha vsegda bil iskrenniy, otkritom, zamechatelnom chelovekom, I takoe ispitanie Allah dayot tolko silnom lyudom I tem kogo on lyubet, tak govoryat vekami v narode. Vasha lyubov, vasha jizn eto primer bolshoy lyubvi I vernosti. Da pomojet Allah subihonolloh. Doragaya Dace, kripis, ne smotrya na vneshnyuyu hrupkost tvoyu ya znayu shto ti mujistvenniy I silniy chelovek. S lyubovyu k vam Dono, kotoraya v detsve vse 16 let prouchilas u Natale Mihlaevne i u Fayzul Abdulhakovicha. Sojeleniyu ya neznayu ih email. Skoro 7 avgusta. Esli budut zvonit ili budete v etot den vmesto pereday nashe sobolezovanie I o tom shto mi vsegda pomnim ih. Obnimaem tebya, Dono, Navfal, Nuron nuronpianist@mail.ru

 

Alexander Thomas - alex-21th@list.ru
http://www.mediaterra.ru/tomas www.stellarartist.com
04-08-2005 18:11:04 [212.1.243.125]
DEAR ALEXEI SULTANOV'S FRIENDS ATTENTION!The coordinates of my radio station in Internet "ALEXEI SULTANOV.IN MEMORIAM..." http://212.1.243.125:8000/listen.pls Translation of transfer about Alexey Sultanov's creativity will be lead his Birthday on 7th of August in 19-00 on Moscow time. ROUND-THE-CLOCK TRANSLATION of Alexei Sultanov's records will be is made on the 8th of August from 10-00 o'clock in the morning up to 10 00 o'clock in the morning on 9-th of August, Moscow time Sincerely Yours,Alexander Thomas

 

Patrick Ytting - patrick.ytting@excite.com
03-08-2005 14:56:31 [217.154.50.35]
I first came across Alexei Sultanov on a cd from the Chopin competition, what a great player. Surprised to hear the bad news, not what I had expected to find out. My sincerest condolences and best wishes.

 

Lisa Owen - tubalisa@maui.net
01-08-2005 03:25:11 [64.75.149.55]
Dace, I heard about Alexei's passing through Jennifer Marrtin in Honolulu - Jerry Martin's daughter. I had the pleasure of playing with Alexei on Maui, Hawaii, about 12 years ago. I played the tuba in the Maui Symphony and Alexei was the soloist at one of our concerts. I was in such awe of his playing that I almost couldn't play myself. He was truly one of the finest pianists I have ever heard, and the Maui audiences still remember his visit here fondly. (I met you at a gathering after the concert.) My deepest sympathy for you in this time of sorrow. Alexei's music will live on forever. Lisa Owen

 

Janis Torgans - torgans@music.lv
27-07-2005 20:20:49 [81.198.146.229]
Tik skumji, tik sāpīgi. Bet viss labais nezūd: tas paliek mūsu sirdīs, mūsu dzīvē, mūsu nākotnē...

 

Aleksandr Bernhard - chachidu@aol.com
25-07-2005 04:29:37 [24.152.220.240]
I would like to concentrate on the positive side regarding Alexei and although obviously his passing is a great loss, his living was such a great gift to all who were able to experience his musical ability and vibrant personality. I was priviliged to hear Alexei play in New Orleans Louisiana when I was young and what struck me most surprising about him, aside from his virtuosity and flare, was that he was such a laid back and sincere person. I got to meet him back stage and could have never imagined that such a serious and talented musician could be so sociable and playful. As a pianist I can only hope to one day reach the level of proficiency Alexei had at the keyboard while at the same time keeping a positive and down to earth attitude. I extend my sorrow to Alexie's family and friends but also thank his parents for gracing the musical world with such a great gift. Sincerely, Aleksandr Bernhard - Pianist

 

Evgeny - tatiana@ihug.co.nz
25-07-2005 03:35:02 [203.173.154.24]
Даце, милая ... Нет слов. Любим. Помним. Женя, Таня, Дима Ланщиковы. Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Света. - svetlum@yandex.ru
23-07-2005 00:05:35 [62.117.102.157]
Алёшенька!Душа наша,сердце наше!Помоги нам перенести это несчастье,потому,что уже Господь помочь не может!Мы наедине с этим горем и что делать-не знаем.Ты же здесь!!!???

 

Edith Pea - pianoviolinmadrid@hotmail.com
22-07-2005 18:58:57 [80.103.33.187]
My deepest condolences to the Sultanov Family. I am a Venezuelan pianist, I first heard Alexei on the 1989 Cliburn video and since then he became one of my biggest inspirations. He will always remain in my heart. Edith Pea

 

Andrew - asterland@gmail.com
22-07-2005 16:29:18 [59.167.58.130]
Hello. I just wanted to pass on my deepest condolences, to the family of Alexei. I am 30 and have been a classical pianist since the age of 8. Alexei was undoubtedly a hero of mine as a pianist growing up. I had his footage on video of the 1989 International Piano Competition and watched his performances of the Mephisto Waltz (Listz) and Rach's 2nd piano concerto over and over. (Loved watching him break that string on the piano!) I would use his performances on that video to show off to my friends (who weren't musicians) exactly how great classical pianists can be. People would just be awe-struck at how incredible he was, musicians or not. He performed Rach's 2nd that day better than I have ever heard anyone do it, and is my favourite recording of the piece. (I also have the supposed greatest recording ever of this piece by Richter, but I don't believe it's as good as Alexei's of that day in 1989. Other artist's recordings of this piece are laughable by comparison. Alexei's had so much passion, it was incomparable to any other.) I just wanted to say I will miss him terribly. I still have the video of him on tape from Van Cliburn in 1989. I'm so sad that this has occured and it just makes me realise how unfair life really is. It's just so wrong that something like this can happen to such a genius. It's just not fair. Rest in peace Alexei. You are a wonderful man and the most incredible of musicians. I can assure you your name, and your incredible gift will never ever be forgotten. Andrew (Australia)

 

- ftp://212.1.243.125
20-07-2005 18:39:42 [4.227.60.186]
..and here above is the site from Moscow where you can listen Alexei's recordings from 12-4 Texas time or 21-24 Moscow time ftp://212.1.243.125

 

- alexeisultanovforever.blogspot.com
20-07-2005 18:31:44 [4.227.60.186]
..and this (in the e mail space) is the other web page created in Alexei's memory

 

- www.magicpiano.prv.pl
20-07-2005 18:29:46 [4.227.60.186]
above in email space is one of the new web site created in Alexei's memory

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20-07-2005 18:24:57 [4.227.60.186]
There are several new websites created in Alexei's memory . Please feel free to visit them at: www.magicpiano.prv.pl ; alexeisultanovforever.blogspot.com You can listen some of Alexei recordings from 12 noon to 4 pm (Texas time) (21-24 Moscow time) from: ftp://212.1.243.125 Starting second half of month of August this server will work all the time.

 

Игорь Найдин Igor Naidin - inaidin@mail.ru
19-07-2005 14:33:46 [212.34.61.35]
Это трагедия для всех нас, знавших о таком явлении как Алексей. Его столь ранний и неожиданный уход - потеря всего музыкального мира, для Музыки. Я лично так надеялся на его возвращение на коцертную эстраду. Никогда не забуду его гениальное выступление на конкурсе Чайковского! Тогда мы общались за кулисами после выступления, вот уж и не мог предположить, что последний раз... Светлая Алёше память, а вам всем родным - мужества жить дальше. С искренними чувствами, Игорь Найдин (от всей семьи Найдиных)

 

Don & Dolores Ruhs - ruhsd@sbcglobal.net
17-07-2005 15:12:45 [68.94.219.9]
Dace', Please know you have our love. If we can do anything for you please, please let us know.

 

Odil Ruzaliev - oruzaliy@voanews.com
http://www.voanews.com
16-07-2005 17:52:39 [152.75.137.168]
I didn't know much about Alexei before. I learned about his death from some of my musician friends in Tashkent. I decided to do a radio story about him. When the story was finished, I realized what a great talent and the man with an iron will the world has lost. I grieve with all of you about his death. Алеша, сени Узбекистонда эсдан чикаришгани йук. Жойинг жаннатда булсин.

 

Mary Estes - estes@coe.unt.edu
15-07-2005 21:30:00 [68.94.18.35]
A highlight of my life was seeing Alexei perform in Denton, Tx at the University of North Texas, a year or so after he won the Cliburn. Never has the piano been as exciting, and I am truly saddened that this genius has departed from us.

 

Richard B. Prior - prior.2@osu.edu
15-07-2005 05:25:16 [128.146.247.30]
Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Alexei Sultanov. I recently was exposed to his supreme artistry through his many recordings and videos of his recitals. I found his performances of the great masters to be of the highest order. He played the music as I felt it and for that reason, I loved to hear him play. The world lost an outstanding musical artist and it will never be the same. I feel privileged to have lived during the time Alexei Sultanov was making music on this earth.

 

Philippe Yared - phyared@inco.com.lb
14-07-2005 18:29:53 [194.126.24.4]
Rachmaninov's 2nd sonata, Prokofiev's 7th, Scriabin's 5th: the recording that made me love Sultanov. I am listening to it right now. I am thankful and sorry.

 

Sue hodges - curlepooch@clearviewcatv.net
14-07-2005 03:21:06 [67.131.37.140]
I extend my deepest sympathy to the family. I am so sorry that Alexei did not have a life filled with joy and happiness and that he could not make music on his own terms. Winning an important contest seems wonderful at the time, but it isn't. Once you win people try to tear you down and criticize, instead of nurturing. Rachmaninoff said it best, "music is a bad business"

 

Света. - svetlum@yandex.ru
11-07-2005 14:42:26 [62.117.102.157]
"Нет на свете победителя,кроме ВРЕМЕНИ"-так написано в священном писании.Было прекрасное время в Ташкенте,когда Алёша был маленьким!всё ещё было впереди!Как было хорошо!Потом было время нашей всеобщей гордости за Алёшу.Ещё бы!Первое место на конкурсе Ван Клайберна,триумфальные концерты по всему миру.Потом было время гордости не только за Алёшу,но и за его родителей,которые сделали всё возможное и невозможное,что бы талант сына не пропал.Кто бы знал,чего это им стоило!Потом было время большой трево&

 

Света. - svetlum@yandex.ru
11-07-2005 14:13:26 [62.117.102.157]
"Нет на свете победителя,кроме ВРЕМЕНИ"-так написано в священном писании.Было прекрасное время в Ташкенте,когда Алёша был маленьким,всё ещё только было впереди.Как было хорошо!Потом было время нашей всеобщей гордости за Алёшу.Ещё бы!Первое место на конкурсе Ван Клайберна,триумфальные концерты по всему миру!Потом было время гордости не только за Алёшу ,но и за его родителей,которые сделали всё возможное и невозможное,что бы талант сына не пропал.Кто бы знал,чего это им стоило!Потом было время большо

 

Motoko Sasaki -
11-07-2005 14:03:22 [220.150.185.201]
Alexei, you've brought a lot of energy, fantasy and inspiration into my life. How can I express my gratefulness to you? Your music is in my heart, always and forever. Dear Dace, You and Alexei have been a very wonderful couple. I respect your love and devotion to Alexei. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Motoko from Yokohama Japan

 

Yuan Huang - e_flat_minor_81@hotmail.com
10-07-2005 06:41:23 [218.16.100.170]
We all will remember your talented music forever! Farewell Alexei. To Dace: Be Strong, you are lucky to have him in your life and most importantly in your heart~

 

Lila Dreyfus - lila_dreyfus@yahoo.com
08-07-2005 21:35:11 [209.30.176.201]
I feel privileged to have known Alexei, first by reputation as winner of the Van Cliburn and then personally as an inspiration to all of us as he continued to share his life and talent after his disabling stroke. The two of you seemed almost as one. I liked Van Cliburn's description of you at the memorial service as "old souls". Alexi's spirit will remain alive for so many people affected by his short but very full life.

 

Mark Stelzner, New York - fstar98@hotmail.com
08-07-2005 06:50:23 [162.84.195.98]
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr Sultanov. I feel privileged to have witnessed his artistry and to be inspired by the gift of music he shard with all of us. Although I never met him in person, he has made a lasting difference in my life and in the lives of so many others... He may be gone, but his legacy will be with us forever.

 

Patty McChesney - pamcchesney@hotmail.com
07-07-2005 23:54:00 [208.57.127.228]
It was tough hearing that Mr. Sultanov had passed away after a long battle with stoke illness. I was reading the obituaries and put them down after reading a couple of them. I glanced over again at the paper and saw "Cliburn winner" and wondered what it was about. If I had not glanced on a fluke, I would not have noticed it that day. His abilites were beyond compare when it came to true technical prowess and the ability to captivate an audience. He will be sorely missed.

 

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07-07-2005 21:17:09 [216.119.158.254]
These remarks were made by Beverly Archibald at the celebration of Alexei's life, held on July 5, 2005 at the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Texas. I was privileged to be a player in the last act of Alexeis time among us. This testimony is to his indomitable spirit as he began, in the Spring of 2004, to entertain again in nursing homes, hospitals and schools. With Alexei playing the right hand and Dace providing the left on the keyboard, or accompanying him on the cello, they reached out together as a single splendid instrument to bring a message of encouragement and inspiration. Here are some comments from people who heard them play. Christmas Eve, 2004, a local hospital: I was visiting in ICU and was very blessed to hear you and Dace play for everyone. What a wonderful Christmas present for all who were there. It touched all of us at a really low moment. February 2005, Tarrant County College: They presented a reality that we often try to shield ourselves from. His determination to continue to pursue his love of music combined with her courage and devotion to him is a timeless love story that begs to be told. March 2005 Stroke Support Group: Your message both through your music and your words of never giving up, of always persevering, could not help but inspire everyone you meet. You are both beautiful witnesses to the human spirit. April 2005 Seniors Luncheon: Alexei, you had many years of entertaining and inspiring untold numbers of people with your exceptional talent and heart. But now the two of you are, in my opinion, making a difference in the lives of people in a totally different and more meaningful way. Your spirit, your determination, your attitude of never giving up, your desire to share what you have, your obvious deep love and devotion for each other these are qualities that the world yearns for and needs to experience through people like you. May 2005 Nursing Home: I was privileged today to witness the valiant spirit of two remarkable people. Many would have given up in defeat when faced with the tragedy of Alexeis debilitating stokes and yet, here you are, sharing your talents for making beautiful music with many who might never have heard you otherwise. June 10, 2005, Alzheimer Facility: Several of our residents got very emotional and cried when you played. Your story touched our hearts. You both are such an inspiration to all of us. Alexei and Dace felt strongly that he was a living example of what people could do to overcome adversity. He wanted to encourage others to work hard to rise above their so-called limitations. Their motto and their mantra of Never Give Up resonated with all who heard them.

 

Shani Romick - shani.romick@utdallas.edu
06-07-2005 18:17:50 [129.110.241.50]
Dearest Dace, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your love, and my friend, Alexei. I was so sad when I returned to Dallas on Monday and heard of his passing. He truly was an inspiration to us all. As you are! He will always be remembered here, at the Center for BrainHealth, as a shining star. It was my pleasure to have been able to work with you both. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to help Alexei as he continued to work to improve his speech and cognitive abilities. I know that your devotion was key to the improvements he made in the face of such severe injuries. You should always know, and be proud of, the absolute love and devotion you cared for Alexei with day after day. Please know, that our work here will continue in earnest. We are passionate about helping those with brain injuries and will continue our work to seek methods for higher levels of recovery. Alexei is an inspiration to us and his memory will remain in our hearts as we seek to help those afflicted with brain injuries/disease. Dace, I will be in touch with you. I hope you will join me for lunch and maybe a visit to the Center when you are ready. May Alexei's memory be a blessing to you, Love, Shani

 

Tina Fu -
06-07-2005 16:40:15 [203.88.160.158]
Farewell to Alexei. My prayers will be with you, and Dace. -- Sorrow from Hong Kong.

 

stefan bernhard - morpho19@aol.com
06-07-2005 14:37:22 [130.70.158.184]
I would like to leave my sorrow and grief for the Sultanov family. I was very fortunate to meet this remarkable young man when he played in Louisiana about 12 years ago. I was only a child myself, but remember a powerful and emotional rendition of chopin and liszt. I would like to add that I have very many fond memories from his recordings and the cliburn competition. Thanks for your great support of him, even in the face of such a life changing experience! Sincerely -Stefan A. Bernhard

 

Umida - umidzk@yahoo.com
06-07-2005 09:33:32 [213.206.37.67]
Our whole family was shocked to hear this sad news. Suddenly, such an infinite sadness and emptiness visited me. I was just a little kid, one of those "malyavkas" in Tamara Afanasevna's class, when Aleshka was already a glowing star. I remember so vividly his first orchetsra concerts conducted by my father, professor Khaknazarov. Those were unforgettable moments. The first concerto by Chaikovsky for piano and orchestra since then is only associated in my mind with Aleshka. And of course Chopin, that he felt so strongly about when he played his music. He will always remain as a glowing person to me. When he was just 7 or 8 years old, my father pronounced those words, that I never ever heard from him in relation to anyone else. He said: "such talent is born only once in thousand years". Everyone in my family has special memories about Aleshka. My father, Zakhid Khaknazarov, as a conductor of many concerts that he played with him (Aleshka's first orchestra concerts ever), my mother Rano, as a friend of his family (Faizulla aka and tetya Natasha), my sister Barno, as his friend and classmate (also studied in Tamara Afanasevna's class)and whose childhood is probably associated with Aleshka only:) and myself..I probably don't have such strong connections with him, but emotionally, my feelings about his performance and life in general is as strong as those of my family. We will always remember Aleshka. We beleive, that he was blessed with such great talent and yet with such increadible parents, his first teacher Tamara Afanasevna and a wonderful friend, his wife Dace, who has been his saving angel throughout his rough life he had been granted. We bring our deepest sympathies to Alesha's family, his parents, his brother and of course Dace. With warmest memories and love, Khaknazarov's family (Zakhid, Rano, Barno and Umida)

 

Libby Tilton - libby_tilton@yahoo.com
06-07-2005 03:47:42 [66.142.188.100]
Alexei....a beautiful man who played beautiful music.....your spirit will be here forever! Dace.....truly an Angel from God......peace be with you for Alexei will always be a part of you. My love always..............Libby

 

Joy mcclellan - padreis@yahoo.com
06-07-2005 00:38:25 [70.245.139.62]
Dear Dace, There are no words to assuage your grief just now. A great task lies ahead of you, to honor Alexei by finding joy in your life. Alexei's life and death have not been in vain. He is honored by people the world over, and through his music, his spirit will live on. Unlike most of us, he cannot be forgotten. When someone somewhere puts one of his cd's into the cd player and listens to it, he will be there. His life was jam-packed with a rare talent, honors, and most of all, your love. What more can any man ask for? Perhaps a long life, but we are not guaranteed that, as you can attest. Dace and Alexei, thank you for all of the happiness you have brought to others.

 

Dr Janet Hildebrand - jehildebrand@aol.com
05-07-2005 23:35:01 [152.163.101.14]
Dear Dace, You are in my prayers, and you have my deepest sympathy for the passing of Alexei. Your performances together in recent months are an inspiration to all. And so was his dazzling musicianship. I still remember well when he played the Mephisto Waltz at the Cliburn Competition--definitive performance, in my opinion. In May I had contacted Beverly Archibald via e-mail (we knew each other from days at Texas Wesleyan University), and she said you had gone on a trip. I hope your trip gave you pleasant memories that you will treasure. May God bless you. (Dr.) Janet Hildebrand

 

xd - xdfg
05-07-2005 22:08:23 [81.241.149.168]
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Marina Volodarskaja - mv2@rambler.ru
05-07-2005 20:10:41 [83.237.103.31]
Помните сказку про Маленького принца? Там на разных маленьких планетках-астероидах жили разные люди: король, фонарщик, деловой человек... Теперь там на одной из планеток живет Пианист. У него есть Небесный рояль, на котором он играет удивительную, божественно прекрасную музыку. Если ночью выйти на улицу, посмотреть на звездное небо и прислушаться, то можно услышать, как звучит рояль...

 

Jimmy Culp - Jimmyculp@aol.com
05-07-2005 08:48:12 [152.163.101.14]
My deepest sympathy to all of Alexei's family. I heard him play many times, and I was honored to play the organ for Alexei and Dace when they visited Kilgore for Van Cliburn's recital many years ago. I will treasure that time always. I am deeply saddened at Alexei's passing. Jimmy Culp Organist-Choirmaster First Presbyterian Church Kilore, Texas

 

Alexander Thomas - alex-21th@list.ru
http://www.mediaterra.ru/tomas
04-07-2005 19:40:19 [212.1.243.125]
Dace,special'no dlja foruma"Klassika" www.lifanovsky.com ja predostavil svoi server ftp://212.1.243.125 chtoby ljudi mogli ponajkomit'sa s zapisjami Aleshi.Vse my mislenno s Vami...

 

Ara simonyan - arasimonyan
04-07-2005 15:18:42 [80.200.121.171]
well,very talanted and smart person not anymore with us... Alexei,you will stay in hearts of many peoples...

 

Romka - romka@cadenza.ru
04-07-2005 08:59:21 [80.249.130.98]
... , ... , , ...

 

Paula - pjperry@charter.net
04-07-2005 02:49:32 [71.11.194.39]
I am so sad to hear of his passing. His piano playing was so inspiring and beautiful. Now he is playing with two hands free from pain and spasms to make glorious music for the angels. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for dana and family. I was a nurse when Alexei was in the oseopthic hospital and I prayed for his recovery many times. I think all of his cd's should br re-released for all the people of the world to listen and to remember him.

 

MioTashiro - miotiyavai@hotmail.com
03-07-2005 18:08:28 [221.119.85.112]
I was so shocked to hear that Alexei was passed away. I continue to hear his piano and love it forever. May he rest in peace. I'm sorry for my cheep English.With the deepest regret,Mio Tashiro: from japan

 

Halina Bilska - halinabilska@o2.pl
03-07-2005 17:01:46 [213.199.193.130]
Stowarzyszenie Mysli Humanitarnej "Tecza" z wielkim smutkiem i bolem przyjelo wiadomosc o odejsciu Aleksieja Sultanowa, wielkiego pianisty, laureata Konkursu Chopinowskiego, ukochanego przez mlodziez artysty. Obdarowany przez Boga niezwyklym talentem dzielil sie nim szczodrze ze sluchaczami na calym swiecie. Choroba nie zlamala go. Wraz z ukochana zona Dace, stawiali czolo chorobie dajac nam wszystkim swiadectwo milosci, mestwa i sily ducha. Laczymy sie w bolu z rodzina artysty. Aleksiej na zawsze pozostanie w naszych sercach.

 

Amy Barr - abarr2@uiuc.edu
03-07-2005 10:55:28 [24.0.128.63]
In heaven there are no wheelchairs, and all the pianos are in tune. As a young pianist in Dallas at the age of seven, I was transfixed and inspired as Alexei poured his passion into that piano in order to win the Van Cliburn competition. My love for piano started with Alexei, and he has been an icon for me of the power and emotion of music, all throughout my life. I will always remember with fondness his incredible gifts, his unfazable heart, and his iron-clad will to return to piano. His music and message will continue to influence me for the rest of my journey. Dace, peace and comfort to you.

 

Moshkov Alexei - alexmshkv@hotmail.com
03-07-2005 00:24:53 [82.174.175.20]
ALESHKA, DOROGOJ, SPASIBO TEBE ZA TVOJO ISKUSSTVO! VSJA TVOJA ZHIZN' BYLA KAK TVOJA IGRA - PLAMENNA, CHISTA I BEZMERNO VYRAZITEL'NA! NEISTOVYJ SULTANOV!.. Moy samye iskrennie soboleznovanija Dace i roditeljam. Bezmerno skorblju vmeste s vami.... Alexei

 

Beverly Archibald - bevanfw@wt.net
02-07-2005 20:09:30 [216.119.158.158]
There will be a celebration of Alexei's life on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at 5 pm at the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Texas, followed by a reception. We will honor this remarkable man's life with music and the sharing of memories. Donations in Alexei's memory may be made to the Alexei Sultanov Memorial Fund South Trust Bank 6000 Harris Parkway Fort Worth, Texas 76132

 

Anonymous -
02-07-2005 18:50:49 [172.167.160.71]
Thank you for leaving us with wonderful musical memories Alexei. You are with God now, and I am certain he has provided you with a piano and given you back the incredible technical gifts that you were robbed of over the last few years of your life.

 

Yusuke Murakami - ymura@catnet.ne.jp
http://www.kt.rim.or.jp/~ymura/index-e.html
02-07-2005 18:42:18 [61.44.37.54]
It is a great shock to hear that our beloved Alexei passed away. Alexei's music was loved by everyone and gave great influence on a lot of people. Alexei's music will live in our mind forever. Dace is always a very thoughtful and devoted partner of Alexei. My thoughts and my prayers are with Dace at this awful time. With deepest regret, Yusuke ; from Tokyo Japan

 

Alexander Thomas - alex-21th@list.ru
02-07-2005 15:11:37 [212.1.243.125]
NIKOGDA NE POVERYU CHTO ALESHI NET...ALESHA BESSMERTEN!!!

 

Leslie Williams - lesliegracewilliams@yahoo.com
01-07-2005 19:23:45 [67.187.109.23]
I am so sad to hear of Alexei's death. I am from Dallas and have played the piano my whole life. His musicality and technique are BRILLIANT and passionate. May God comfort you during this time. My prayers are with you...Blogas la vee vas boch... Leslie

 

Tery -
01-07-2005 18:53:29 [80.179.84.252]
Султанов.. Султанов.. Султанов.. Вероятно это БЫЛ единственный в наше время НАСТОЯЩИЙ гений, НАСТОЯЩИЙ пианист, могущий явить миру совершенство.. Скорблю нескончаемо.. _______________________ Sultanov.. Sultanov.. Sultanov.. Probably, it WAS the only REAL genius in our time, REAL piano player, able to show perfection to the world.. Endless grief..

 

Guzal - guzalpiano@yandex.ru
01-07-2005 10:56:33 [195.158.6.2]
Приносим искренние соболезнования семье Алексея Султанова! Мы скорбим вместе с вами по поводу кончины величайшего пианиста Мира!!!!!

 

Anita Tipping-Wheeler - Tall39058@aol.com
01-07-2005 05:21:19 [64.12.117.14]
We just heard that our beautiful Alexei has passed away at age 35. Saddest day for their family and saddest day for us, the public, who adored and cherished his talent and love for his music. Please know you have plenty of fans here in Texas and will want to say prayers for him and his family. We have so much to be thankful for, and all the time that he had to spend recuperating. He will be sorely missed. All our devotion, Anita Tipping-Wheeler, piano teacher in Irving, TX, and Lloyd Wheeler another fan and admirer.

 

Dr. Edward Kramer - eksynapse@charter.net
01-07-2005 01:26:06 [71.11.195.156]
I am deeply saddened to report that our dear Alexei died peacefully in this sleep early this morning at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. His beloved wife Dace was with him at his side at the time of his passing. More than just leaving us all the legacy of his beautiful music and his dazzling, passionate, sensitive performances, Alexei and Dace together have given the world a Master Class in steadfast love, selflessness, and the indominatability of the human spirit. A memorial service in Fort Worth has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, 2005. The precise time and location are to be announced On behalf of the Sultanov family, I wish to express the most sincere and heartfelt appreciation for all of your kind thoughts, words of encouragement, and prayers over the years.

 

Lucy Thomas - lucybucy35@sbcglobal.net
10-06-2005 03:25:23 [70.128.82.248]
Dear Alexie and Dace, thank you so much for playing today in James L. West Center for our residents and us. You could not see, but several of our resident got very emotional and cried when you played. Your story touched our hearts and we have admired your wife dedication and great love she displayed. You both are such a inspiration for all! You are going to feel better as our prayer for your health will start purring from now on.

 

Jess -
07-06-2005 08:27:02 [24.85.185.161]
Hello,Alexei. I am a piano student who is very much inspired by your plays. I pray for your recoveries and your blessed life with your wife Dace. Take care!


Paul
- bokta155@hotmail.com

31-05-2005 20:07:26 [143.166.255.18]
Just to correct the ending of the proceeding message I wanted to say you had a big impact on me in '89 but again, to see that you are devoting your efforts given the challeges put before you humbles me even further. Thank you!

 

Paul - bokta155@hotmail.com
31-05-2005 06:15:19 [143.166.255.16]
Alexei, I just wanted to say how you sparked my approach to classical music and the discipline it commands not only to performers but to listeners. I took piano lessons at a young age but being inclined to look at practicing as being forced on me I finally convinced my parents to let me quit. I loved to play but only how I wanted, loud and fast without much discipline. I finally quit playing altogether. Years later in college (with that same attitude) I changed majors my soph. year to music thinking since it came easy that I'd have plenty of time to continute my carefree lifestyle. So there I was, a piano performance major in a rock band. The only keyboard practice I got was during my lesson time. The communication barrier with my professor was ridiculous. I finally quite and changed majors. I was dating my future wife who was a performance major at the time. I went with her to the 1989 Cliburn semi-final round only as a relationship requirement thinking the whole thing would be a bore. I looked thru a program and came across your picture. Right there (not knowing you had even made it to the semi-final round or having heard you) I said 'this guy is gonna win'. You just had this fearless look, like you were on the offensive to communicate yourself. The commissioned William Schuman, the Appassionata, Mozart, Prokofiev, it all had your distinct intensity and poetry. After that day I fell in love with it all, took it very seriously. I transferred to a reputable music school in Texas being accepted under an artist in residence and began to practice seriously for the first time ever. Once I became exposed to certain people of classical piano in higher position I became very dissapointed. I experienced such an elitist attitude among my mentor and others associated in her field that I gave it up once again only after a semester. There might be some truth to the notion that I was looking for a reason to quit but much of it is to do with being in that suffocating atmosphere. To put in the hours it takes to be a concert pianist I know you must love the music but there is something huge lacking in that world, it's not love of music but love of people. There is a culture gap between the average teenager (especially American teenager) and the normal type of clique associated with "the arts". The audiences at the cliburn look older and older every 4 years. I just came from Ft. Worth yesterday from the semi's and there were very few people to be found under 30 that wasn't a contestant. Nothing against people over 60 at all but still it's concerning to see such apathy with younger people. There needs to be efforts to exercise the potential impact the classics have. Our society is now built on instant gratification and to enjoy the classics you need to sometimes work at listening to open up understanding and to develop that love. I've read the stories of you playing at rest homes, etc. this is that love I'm talking about. The older I get t Paul

 

Boris Davidov - boris.davidov1@verizon.net
23-05-2005 21:20:04 [192.193.221.149]
Леха! Я некогда не забуду как мы учились вместе в "Успенке", как все мы гордились тем что мы учимся с тобой в одном классе. Как вместе сходили с ума в школе Неважно что бы мы делали ты всегда был лучше, веселей всех. Узнав что произошло... во мне наступило внутрение молчание, затем я стал вспоминать что было в прошлом а иммено как ты героически перенёс конкурс Чайковского играя с переломанным пальцем, я имею в виду то что тебя отстранили не потому что ты не справляльса с программой а только лишь за то что жури испугалась за твоё здоровье (а может быть и за то что ты претендовал на первое место). Все поражались твоей силой воли и хотели быть как ты. И сейчас Я вижу что ты справляешься достойно. В притчах Царя Соломона (24:10) есть очень хорошее определение "Если ты в день бедствия оказался слабым, то бедна сила твоя". Мы все являемся свидетелями что ты сильный человек - который любит жизнь какой бы она не доставалась тебе. Я уверен что ты так же как и в прошлом сможешь достигнуть того чего не каждый бы смог. Как и в прошлом так же и в настоящем... Успехов тебе Султанов! Борис Давыдов. рабочий 212-723-2690 домашний 201-244-0381 мобильный 917-817-4718

 

Anita Fobes - afobes@frontiernet.net
23-05-2005 00:01:57 [216.190.99.193]
Dear Alexie and Dace, Your courage in the face of physical disability is very inspiring. I am a fan of Alexie's, having watched the video of his Van Cliburn performances several times. I am a pianist myself. I studied with Rosina Lhevinne at The Juilliard School. In 1988, I suffered two cervical vertebrae fractures in a car accident. I was told that I would never play the piano again, and I began taking courses in rehabilitation therapy as a possible second career. However, after two years of rehabilitation counseling, I decided that I couldn't possibly live without playing the piano. I began playing simple one octave scales. I remember crying with joy at being able to play, and hear, a very slow C major scale with one hand. I was gradually able to expand to two hands playing two octaves. That was a major accomplishment! In 1997, I found a Dr. who was able to help with the extensive scarring in my neck and associated pain, and over a period of four years, I began playing the piano again. This past April, I was able to perform the Rachmaninoff 2nd piano concerto with an orchestra. I sincerely hope that a treatment will be available to you, as well. You have an amazing talent, Alexei, and an ability to communicate directly to the audience with integrity and convincing originality. I will continue to follow your progress on your website. I wish the very best for both of you. Sincerely, Anita Fobes

 

Monica Scarborough - msccarbo@excite.com
04-05-2005 17:50:04 [216.213.225.2]
Hey Guys!I miss y'all!! Love, Monicafilipovna:D

 

Donna Mulkey - dm6503@gbronline.com
23-04-2005 01:28:23 [69.9.108.70]
I was privileged today to witness a demonstration of the valiant spirit of two remarkable people. Alexei and Dace you have received the world's highest accolades, yet, today you're in a very different place than you were five years ago. Many would have given up in defeat when faced with the tragedy of Alexei's debilitating strokes -- and yet, here you are, sharing your talents for making beautiful music with many who might never have heard you otherwise. Both of you are an inspiration to me to hang in there even when the way seems impossible. And what a love story the two of you are! You are a living example of "for better or worse, in sickness and in health." I will pray that good things will continue to happen in your lives. God bless you, and God bless Beverly Archibald for what you are doing for Alexei and Dace. Donna Mulkey
 

Nancy Cook - bwcnbc@webtv.net
16-04-2005 23:37:44 [209.240.205.62]
Dear Alexei and Dace, Your concert at the Benbrook YMCA was as moving an experience as I have ever had (outside of the birth of children and grandchildren!). You two touched me more deeply than you can ever know. Alexei, you had many years of entertaining and inspiring untold numbers of people with your exceptional talent and heart. But now the two of you are, in my opinion, making a difference in the lives of untold numbers of people in a totally different and more meaninful way. Your spirit, your determination, your attitude of never giving up, your desire to share what you have, your obvious deep love and devotion for each other -- these are qualities that the world yearns for and needs to experience through people like you. I don't know if you are Christians, but I am; and I will promise to pray for you both, asking God to give you strength and hope, His light when there is darkness, and continued influence for the good of humankind. Sincerely, Nancy Cook

 

Gosia Grajter - mgrajter69@wp.pl
13-04-2005 16:46:03 [85.89.162.62]
Dear Alexei and Dace, how wonderful to hear that you keep going on so well! You make me believe in miracles! Wishing you all the best, as always Gosia

Rene Salm (esq.) - rjs@epud.net
01-04-2005 21:10:51 [12.108.30.124]
I was touched by your story. I am a composer of music, and though I have never heard you perform, I can see from reading and from the photos how you sounded. It has always caused admiration to me when pianists do not look at their hands-- like Liszt! My own music is in the old style, very melodious. Very best wishes, Rene

 

Barb Knott - jbk15@earthlink.net
21-03-2005 06:58:27 [205.240.40.218]
Just enjoyed listening to an old tape we had of the 1989 Van Cliburn Competition where you played the Rachmaninoff No. 2. We have enjoyed that performance so many times over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Feel free to write, we are some of your biggest fans!!

 

Rustam Muhitdinov - rustamchik1981@mail.ru
21-03-2005 02:41:08 [69.230.183.111]
Aleshenka Rodnoy boje kak ya Schastliv chgto nashel hotya bi tvoy site.Milaia Dacenka vozmojno vi menia nepomnite no ya priezjal let 10 nazad v Usa S Tamaroy Afanasevnoy ya ee vipusknik i vsegda lyubil i ne perestanu lyubit Aleshenku kotoriy dlia nas vsex uchenikov Tamari est primer kotoriy ne odin chelovek ne smojet povtorit!!!Ya Jivu S semyoy v Los Angelese i obezatelno postarayus pomoch vsem chem mogu dlia togo chto bi Aleshka po skorey vstal na nogi......Vizdoravlivay Alesha mi vse perejivaem za tebya....Dacenka tebe ogromnaia Blagodarnost ot nas vsex za tvoe terpenie i viderjku beregi ego vi v nashix sedcax...vipusknik Popovich Rustam Muhitdinov.

 

Nahim Marun - nmarun@uol.com.br
19-03-2005 17:17:31 [201.1.195.89]
Dear Alexei, I live and teach piano in Brazil nowadays, although I have lived in U.S.A and studied at Mannes College in NYC with Grant Johannesenn. Last week, I had the enormous pleasure of listening your interpretation of Rach 2nd and Im sure its the best Ive ever heard in my life. You are a blessed soul!!! I am very sure you will get over your illness soon and I hope you could share with us someday the enchanted and colourful world you have in your mind!!! Best wishes!!!

 

Jon & Leza Kerr - lkerr@flash.net
18-03-2005 19:51:24 [209.30.64.143]
Dear Alexei & Dace: How incredible it was to see the two of you yesterday (3/17/05) at the Harris Methodist stroke support group. Your message --both through your music and your words -- of never giving up, of always persevering, could not help but inspire everyone you meet. You are both beautiful witnesses to the human spirit. We wish you all the best, always, and hope to see you again. -- Jon & Leza Kerr

 

Mrs. P Trueman - ptrueman@alphalink.com.au
05-03-2005 05:36:59 [202.161.105.11]
My husband, James Trueman, has been an admirer of Alexei since he saw a television program of him winning the Van Cliburn prize years ago. Alexei's performance moves him to tears every time he watches the tape. We wanted to wish you the best for a good recovery and compliment you on your efforts to reach nursing home residents with your messages of encouragement. My husband has been a nursing home resident for over 3 years, but still can enjoy your music. Very best wishes. from James and Patricia Trueman Australia

 

Lila Dreyfus - lila_dreyfus@yahoo.com
03-03-2005 19:10:53 [209.30.181.1]
Dace and Alexei, I was so happy to see you again at the Vagina Monologues benefit and the party afterward. The two of you are an inspiration to those of us who are "temporarily abled" in the way you live your lives. You give to others not only your music, but an example of what love and family should be about. I'm happy that you chose to become American citizens. Our country needs more citizens like you! Lila Dreyfus

 

Hotaik Sung - shoenberg3@yahoo.com
http://www.pianosociety.com/index.php?id=230
23-02-2005 20:11:30 [67.120.104.3]
Hello, my name is Hotaik Sung. It is also my passion to become a pianist, and it is truly sad to hear that one of the world's best pianists is hindered by his medical condition. I sincerely hope that you will get better soon. I will be clapping for you on the front row of the concert hall when you recover and perform for us again. Hope I can hear from you!

 

Simon Doctor - sdoctor@stjames.net.au
23-02-2005 00:14:30 [202.83.176.9]
Alexei, I saw the video of your win at the Van Cliburn and was blown away by your playing.It's rare for a competition winner to be a true master. Thank Heavens your playing is recorded on a number of CDs. I often think of you and your health problems. Life is just not fair. But I can see that you are making sure that good comes out of the medical problems. Like everyone else here, I live in hope that one day your playing will return fully. In the meantime I have your wonderful CDs to listen to. Thank you so much for your music and the years of work that went into creating it. Simon

 

Serge Costa - sergecosta@hotmail.com
http://www.sergecosta.com
14-02-2005 05:53:43 [24.131.183.3]
Mr Sultanov, I remember seeing you in recital at the Zeiterion theatre in New Bedford, Massachusetts, more than a decade ago. Your playing astonished me then and still astonishes me now. The whole world saw you. You have left an indelible mark through performances, your achievements, and the lives you have impacted - not to mention the minds of those whom you astonished. I urge you to strive and do your best. I know you are making huge progress. I will wait as long as it takes to see you again in recital. My very best wishes to you and my sincere appreciation for the unforgettable music you have given us.

 

Jan - janicks@telus.net
13-02-2005 02:21:55 [207.6.253.238]
You won our hearts years ago when we saw a video of you competing in the Van Cliburn Competition 1989. We recently viewed the film again and decided to look you up on line to see what wonderful things you have done in the past few years. We had no idea that you,your wife and your family were facing such an unbelievable struggle. We wish you courage, strength and determination.

 

Blair - blair@blairmcmillen.com
09-02-2005 07:34:14 [152.163.101.14]
Dear Alexei, From a fellow pianist, one who heard you after your Van Cliburn win at Interlochen in the summer of '89 and was dazzled by your playing: (I still remember your Rach 2 there and your vivacious encore, the Mephisto Waltz). I want to to wish you all the best in the near future, and to congratulate you on your newfound citizenship! I also heard you perform wonderfully in Seoul in 1997 - you are an inspiration to anyone and everyone who has ever had passion in their art. Your playing will always resonate, certainly with this pianist. Be well, take care, and stay strong. Warmest regards, Blair McMillen New York, NY

 

Tarrant County College-SE Campus (Student Activities) - douglas.peak@tccd.edu
03-02-2005 21:36:16 [64.28.250.2]
Alexei and Dace, thank you for coming to Tarrant County College-SE Campus. Here are some of the comments from our audience: "The awesomeness and determination of this couple to bring joy to others in spite of life's tragedies was amazing." "Story behind the music was beautiful." "Love conquers all." "Best piano player in the world." "Dace's devotion and the perfomance of both was amazing." "They presented a reality that we often try to shield ourselves from. It also shared a message of courage and hope." "Alexei and Dace true love for each other and the music was very heartwarming." "Alexei and Dace together shared something rarely seen in today world-unconditional love. It was a priceless gift for our campus." "I was deeply touched and moved by the love and devotion Alexei and Dace seem to have for each other. His determination to continue to pursue his love of music combined with her courage and devotion to him is a timeless love story that begs to be told. God Bless them both."

 

Texas Mom - bevanfw@wt.net
03-02-2005 04:26:36 [216.119.157.200]
You have no idea how proud I am of both of you. The program you put on today at Tarrant County College was fabulous. The crowd loved you, as they always do. You are an inspiration to everyone whose lives you touch. Thank you for letting me share all of this with you.

 

R. J. Quitasol - rjquitasol@yahoo.com
31-01-2005 10:23:33 [4.35.225.22]
Dear Mr. Sultanov, I can still remember the day I viewed your winning performance at the '89 Van Cliburn competition on PBS. I was awed by the passion, vigor, and unrelenting emotion from your performance and dumbfounded at how someone that was my age could produce such music. Every execution of notes spoke to my heart like no other then or even now. To me I had truly heard a Master! My fondest wishes to you and your wife for all the best!

 

Martin(Masashi) Kitauchi - martinmasashi@ybb.ne.jp
13-01-2005 16:19:04 [219.186.162.111]
Dear Alexei and Dace:  Ten years passed since you changed completely my perception about pianists at the Chopin International Competition for Piano in 1995. Yes, I was there in Warsaw, feeling that piano music could be dynamic and three-demensional if the instrument were under control by a genius like you. Your perfomance in Chopin's piano concerto No 2 made me moved, stunned, and filled with joy and comfort. (Oh, how I wish I could be loaded with sufficient vocabulary to explain what I encountered with at that time!) Alexei and Dace, I would like sincerely to say that all my prayers are always with you.

 

Nathan Davis - unclenathan@comcast.net
12-01-2005 00:57:59 [24.21.185.28]
I have long been a devoted fan of yours, Alexei, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife during your continuing recovery. I feel strongly that in the coming year you will make great strides toward returning to us in even greater form than previously. With you each day in thought and spirit are your many admirers, among whom you may be sure to find the undersigned... Nathan Davis

 

Dr.Maga Mgbada - MAGA@MAGASARL.COM
29-12-2004 15:55:50 [80.248.70.28]
A very nice site keep it up.

 

Fran Prock - bfp676@aol.com
25-12-2004 04:54:04 [198.81.26.107]
I was at Plaza Medical Hospital today and was very blessed to hear you and Dace play for everyone! What a wonderful Christmas present for all who were there. It really touched all of us at a very low moment. My sister's husband has been there since Friday and has not been doing very well, so this was very uplifting for us. Dace, you are a remarkable woman and I know Alexei is very thankful to have you as his wife and partner. And your performance on the cello with him is very moving. His father just beams with pride of you both. Thank you both again for the time you took to perform for all of us their. May God bless you richly! Your friends forever, Fran and Billy Prock

 

otis gray - ogray@dallasisd.org
11-12-2004 02:42:17
I remember seeing Alexei at the 1989 piano competition. He was extraordinary. I'm terribly saddened and sorry to hear about his health. Please tell him how much he inspired me as a pianist and student of classical music, and now as a human being. Keep fighting Alexei! I look forward to the day when i can see Alexei play again. You have given such a tremendous gift to the world. Thank you very much. Otis Gray

 

Alex - AlexG1_Canada@yahoo.com
09-12-2004 21:57:18
Hello! Aleksey I am praying for you and your recovery! I know despite of evrything God wiil be always with you and just remember you are not alone!

 

Yana Uspleneva - sberrier@rfmi.com
09-12-2004 01:43:08
Hi, Alesha. I was a student of Tamara Afanasyevna Popovich. Do you remember me? I now live in California. I do not play piano anymore. I graduated from Law school several years ago and have been practicing law. If you have time and desire please respond and let me know how you are and whether you have any news from Tamara Afanasyevna. Yana

 

Rose -
28-11-2004 19:39:16
I was delighted to read that you are now American citizens.Congratulations!.

 

Diane Smiley - dianesmiley@earthlink.net
20-11-2004 16:04:25
Again, congratulations on becoming citizens of the United States. You are both an asset to our country! Love, Diane

 

Beverly - bevanfw@wt.net
11-11-2004 05:30:27
Hi - I am on the website looking for the link to the TV news footage from yesterday. Not here, I guess. Seeing you and Dace become US Citizens was an awesome experience for me and your other friends who were there. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives! I love you, Beverly

 

Trevin Dye - trevindye@yahoo.com
18-10-2004 22:22:23
I was very suprised to learn of Alexei's condition. I have been in Japan for a few years and now I am back in Atlanta. I was just wondering what had happened to him recently and I am very sorry to hear. I met Alexei in Atlanta when he came to perform the Tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1 years ago under Yoel Levi. We spoke during a reception for quite a while about music and my time spent in Tblisi. It was my intention to keep in touch with him thereafter, but I was unable to get his contact information before we parted. Now that I know what has happened to him, I hope that I can stay updated regarding anything that he needs. Please let me know. Thank you very much. Trevin Dye (Atlanta, GA) trevindye@yahoo.com

 

Trevin Dye -
18-10-2004 22:21:38
I was very suprised to learn of Alexei's condition. I have been in Japan for a few years and now I am back in Atlanta. I was just wondering what had happened to him recently and I am very sorry to hear. I met Alexei in Atlanta when he came to perform the Tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1 years ago under Yoel Levi. We spoke during a reception for quite a while about music and my time spent in Tblisi. It was my intention to keep in touch with him thereafter, but I was unable to get his contact information before we parted. Now that I know what has happened to him, I hope that I can stay updated regarding anything that he needs. Please let me know. Thank you very much. Trevin Dye (Atlanta, GA) trevindye@yahoo.com

 

Michal Chorowski - mchoro@o2.pl
18-10-2004 07:52:39
Dear Mr Sultanov, yesterday I saw at the polish TV national program Polonia your amazingly performanced. It was at the final of Frederick Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw Poland. You played the Chopins concerto with great power and fluency. Through all the time with huge emotions and bravura. Thank you. Now I wish you to full recovery. I belive than you will play in the such style. Michal, music and piano lover, amateur pianist PS This perfomanced this station broadcasted a few times in a year.

 

Tony & Marianne Lenti - qatramans@nctv.com
18-10-2004 05:09:07
Dear Alexei, Our two piano room has never again been so supercharged as when you came to visit and play....never mind that you had just given a masterful and mind-boggling concert at the University here in Greenwood, SC.....listening to Ginsberg recordings, watching you dash from piano to piano, demonstrating tempi in this or that Chopin Ballade the way YOU liked them, "C'mon, let's hear this again, this tempo it really works...." We ate and drank and listened some more, then (oh, around 3 am, who cares?) you spied Rhapsody in Blue for Four Hands. "C'mon. We all play. I know this." Of course you did, you know everything. Tony and I were at one piano, trying to keep up with you at the other. As I recall, we were the orchestra most of the time, with Alexei as himself, as well as both George AND Ira Gershwin, "Porgy" (yes, you did some singing as well), and conductors Paul Whiteman, Toscanini, and Leonard Bernstein. You DID almost manage to corner the Greyhound, Kutie, by chasing her at full throttle throughout the main floor. Since she goes 40 mph on the straightaway, the two of you were quite delighted with yourselves. Yes, she is still fine, waiting for someone else who REALLY knows how to play with a Greyhound. Congratulations on your citizenship, and good luck in the elections. We celebrate your fortitude, we pray for your continued determination, with a special prayer for Dace, your therapists, and your physicians. Many hugs and kisses, Kudos for your marvelous Chopin Ballades disc, Hang on to that horse! Marianne and Tony Lenti

 

Agnieszka Grzelak - wachura@tlen.pl
27-09-2004 14:49:17
Many, many greetings from Warsaw. I keep my fingers crossed for your health. All the best

 

Galina - G.Kaplun@sympatico.ca
16-09-2004 23:31:23
Alecha dergis, me verim chto vse popravitsy!

 

Sandy Collins - collinspiano@aol.com
01-09-2004 14:33:50
I continue to teach my piano students at Washtenaw Community College about Alexei and all of his achievements--both as a pianist AND as a human being. The examples he sets for others as he continues his journey to wellness are admirable and important to us all. Keep getting better. We're pulling for you. Sandy Collins, Pianist Washtenaw Community College

 

Jannie le Roux - s24205266@tuks.co.za
19-08-2004 14:30:32
Dear Alexei I saw the 8th Van Cliburn Competition DVD only last week.I was absolutely amazed with you.not just your playing, but your personality as well.You are my great hero. I'm 18 studying music at Pretoria University,South Africa.Please recover soon.I'll watch your progress. Mr.Jannie le Roux

 

John Robertson - cactusjohn@cybrzn.com
17-08-2004 18:32:52
Dear Mr. Sultanov, I have just recently watched a video of the Van Cliburn competion that you won in 1989. I have shown it again to my piano students. My students were inspired and have dedicated themselves to more vigorous work in their piano study. It is through the internet that I have been able to track you down to follow up on your career. I wish you all the best in your recovery and long to hear you play again. Sincerely, John Robertson Coleman, WI

 

CESARE CIVETTA - INFO@CESARECIVETTA.COM
08-08-2004 01:30:43
Dear Mr. Sultanov, I just watched the DVD of your performance in germany of Tchaiovsky's 1st Concerto with Kogan. I was very impressed. It reminds me of Toscanini and Horowitz. I would like very much to meet you, and will continue to pray for you. Cesare Civetta New York

 

Randy Valverde - randy.valverde@sbcglobal.net
06-08-2004 04:09:31
Alexei, I was only 13 years old when you won the Van Cliburn Competion. You were my hero then and I hoped to become a great concert pianist like yourself someday. I admire your courage and will to come back to the concert stage. God Bless you and Dace for your strength, love for each other, and your love for music.

 

Kraisorn - skraisorn@yahoo.com
02-08-2004 21:02:02
alexei My name is kai , i am in Thailand i have seen you since van cliburn competition with your Rach 2. you are my great pianist all the time. hope you will be better and better . god bless you with love kai

 

ambassador - n/a
30-07-2004 17:59:08
Alexei, I remember you as a young child watching you play in Fort Worth at the Van CLiburn International Competition. You were such an amazing performer! I remember them having to re-string the piano b/c you kept breaking them! The power you had in your hands were absolutely incredible. I have a picture of you and me from a performance in Dallas, as well. I am so sorry for what you've been through. Just wanted to let you know that I am a great admirer.

 

ML -
23-07-2004 16:08:11
加油!!!我們支持你,祝你越來越好!

 

Александр Томас - alex-21th@list.ru
http://www.mediaterra.ru/tomas
17-07-2004 11:08:10
Даце. я выслал тебе на d.abele@prodigy.net муз.файл "Посвящение Алексею Султанову"( моя свободная импровизация).Огромный привет Файзулу Абдулхаковичу!

 

Александр Томас - alex-21th@list.ru
http://www.mediaterra.ru/tomas
17-07-2004 09:09:30
АЛЁША,ДАЦЕ,МЫ ЛЮБИМ ВАС!!!Александр Томас&Любовь Потапова(Piano"Schubert-duet for a piano in four hands)

 

Cara T. - caraboska@yahoo.com
02-07-2004 12:56:09
Dear Alexei, Many years ago, when I was still living in the States (long before people had Internet in their homes), I took a trip to the nearest really large record store and bought my first collection of tapes. Among the items I purchased was your recording of the Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff concerti - furthermore, I was very pleased with it. Some time later, I moved to Poland, heard about your performance at the Chopin competition (though I was not actually present), its new interpretation which apparently created controversy in some quarters... Then, more recently, I got a permanent Internet connection in my home, and one day I decided to do web searches for musicians I admire, among them you, see what they're up to, etc. It was obviously quite a surprise to find out what you have been up to the past few years, in significant measure a pleasant one, actually - I have been very edified to read of the progress you are making. No doubt you are learning a lot about life, about the things of the spirit, surely what you are learning will cause you to evolve as a person and as a musician too. I look forward to seeing what God has for you. May He bless you, Dace, your Dad and the rest of your family richly Cara T.

 

Ed - Marineldo74@aol.com
02-07-2004 04:03:38
I have the DVD Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1. in b flat minor op 25 by Alexei which is outstanding to say the least. Although I am a senior citizen and new to classical music this forementioned concerto has made me a new member of classical music. I've missed many years of this music but better late than never. Thanks Alexei Ed

 

Margaret & son - mamitsucomm@wp.pl
26-06-2004 22:38:54
we are from Poland , and we want to say, GET BECK, GET BECK ,GET BECK , TO WERE YOU ONCE BELONGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

ILGIZ ROYANOV - royanov_ilgiz@mail.ru
23-06-2004 15:32:03
Dorogoi Alesha!Neojidanno nashel tvoi sait.Prochital medecinskie zaklyucheniya o tvoem zdorov'e.Viju lechenie idet na popravku.Ya i moi brat Marlis Kudratovich ochen' perejivaem za tebya.Jelaem tebe skoreishego vizdorovleniya.S 2000 goda ya rabotayu v Kairskoi konservatorii v kachestve proffesora fortepiano.U menya est' vse tvoi video audi zapisi.Vse moi studenti v dikom vostorge ot tvoei igri.Peredai bol'shoi privet Faizule.Nizkii poklon supruge.

 

hara Tamara - m55physics@hotmail.com
14-06-2004 10:23:19
Dear Alexei, Your Chopin Ballade No.4 and Scherzo No.3, Scriabin No.5, Rachmaninov Sonata No.2 remain deeply in my memory. You are still in my thoughts. Best wishes. hara Tamara

joel lybeert - joel.lybeert@skynet.be
12-06-2004 23:29:51
Alexei Sultanov has always been a great example for me . I remember when i heard his Appassionata for the first time ;i was really amazed!!He is a pianist in the great tradition of Hofmann and Rachmaninoff... Wish you all the best,hope you get soon rediscovered.

Gosia Grajter - mgrajter@wp.pl
27-05-2004 15:15:59
Dear Alexei, me& my parents do believe that you will play the piano again! We enjoyed your breathtaking performances in Poland, especially this of Beethoven's "Appassionata" (Warsaw, October 1996), which we consider absolutely beyond compare! Hoping that things are now now better for you and you are on your way back to health. Best wishes to you & your family! Gosia Grajter, piano student from Łdź, Poland

 

Victor Dizon - victord2@hotmail.com
30-04-2004 04:02:44
To Alexei Sultanov and his family, wishing you all the best and a full recovery soon. It will be good to hear you play again.

 

Andy Gomez - andrewgomez83@hotmail.com
19-03-2004 13:37:50
How do I go about purchasing a CD?

 

Tina Koh - tinakohsg@yahoo.com.sg
19-03-2004 12:45:01
I first saw Alexei on the program regarding the 1986 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition and have been impressed ever since. Continue to persevere during this time of recovery and best wishes

 

Tina Koh - tinakohsg@yahoo.com.sg
19-03-2004 12:44:32
I first saw Alexei on the program regarding the 1986 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition and have been impressed ever since. Continue to persevere during this time of recovery and best wishes

 

Charles Wu - charlesxiaoqinwu@yahoo.com
03-03-2004 04:44:10
Alexie. Hope you recover soon. I am listening to your Tchaikovsky No. 2 and Rachmaninov No. 2 recording with Shostakovich and London Symphony. They are so white hot. I think they are the most exciting recording around. It is a pity that Alexie did not record the Rach 3. It is also a shame for the Wawsaw jury not to award Alexie the gold medal of the Chopin competition. Alexie is the best.

 

Jermey Squale -
25-02-2004 17:34:08
Alexi- ytqe ahes stuaqas Hrighen asctz Xtunb *snylkmv oobleien 'x* Dqwhnwob is*a Ivo Pogorelich. Ex 'dosyueze.n Inetwta Ma. Iyqw'sgq wa* so. Alexi..... Io"asturetb ystract wcis* Stroce/s"ant. Dyt stutug. alexi............ stutug!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Томас - alex-21th@list.ru
22-02-2004 13:41:13
Даце,Вас приветствует Александр Томас.Было очень приятно увидеть сайт Алёши.Как он сйчас?Как Файзул Абдулхакович?С УВАЖЕНИЕМ-А.Томас

 

Томас - alex-21th@list.ru
22-02-2004 13:41:02
Даце,Вас приветствует Александр Томас.Было очень приятно увидеть сайт Алёши.Как он сйчас?Как Файзул Абдулхакович?С УВАЖЕНИЕМ-А.Томас

 

Dr Janet E Hildebrand - jehildebrand@aol.com
21-02-2004 18:34:19
I wanted you to know that both of you are still in my prayers every day. (That's 2+ years and counting.) It's so good that you had a nice vacation trip. May God bless you daily. Dr. Janet Hildebrand

 

Gabriel - lujuga@racsa.co.cr
14-02-2004 00:57:26
I'm from Costa Rica, and recently I bought A DVD that features Sultanov. I would like to tell him, that he is the greatest pianist I've seen, and when I read that you were sick, I got very concerned, but here from Costa Rica I'm praying and I know that the only one that can get you aout of that bed, is this world's savior, my savior, and Sultanov's savior: Jesus Christ. I'll keep praying until Alexei gets out of that bed.

 

Gtnh` - peter@gtnh.elcom.ru
08-02-2004 06:13:27
Алексей! Хватит хворать , давай поправляйся. Пора заниматься музыкой. Я знаю, ты это сможешь... Петр.

 

Thomas lalli -
03-02-2004 03:31:57
Swalchi, alexi!!!! Denem hatswka ijak kwna snaimakso Tchikaosaky aschatum!! Instuber aun auben strockaua z ol ha Swiplnvaskaya! Andrie Gavrilov stpu usee sknows sloiin skcamma aatinn! Denem gotaanst!!

 

Stanislav Golovin - golovin_stas@mai.ru
01-02-2004 00:11:18
My name is Stanislav Golovin.I'm 19years old. I study in U.S. at that time. It was october 1999 when I heard Alexei first time in my life in Uzbekistan. He played two concertos: Rachmaninof 2, and Tchaikovsy with the National Symphonic Orchestra. I was 15 and I think it was the first time when I heard a musician like Alesha so far. God gave him a talent wich Alesha showed and put in every person' heart through the his music who were there in the big recital hall that night. I really proud that I graduted from the same musical school as Alexei Sultanov. I hope that I will hear his gorgeous sound and sensitive technique someday in my life. I know, that God will help him at that difficult moment for everybody who trythfully believe in Alexey' talent. I hope that someday I can play with Alesha some Brahms or Pulenc sonata for piano and clarinet. If Alesha won't mind about that. He is one of the greatets musicians in the World!

 

Stanislav Golovin - golovin_stas@mai.ru
01-02-2004 00:04:39
My name is Stanislav Golovin.I'm 19years old. I study in U.S. at that time. It was october 1999 when I heard Alexei first time in my life in Uzbekistan. He played two concertos: Rachmaninof 2, and Tchaikovsy with the National Symphonic Orchestra. I was 15 and I think it was the first time when I heard a musician like Alesha so far. God gave him a talant wich Alesha showed and put in every person' heart through the his music who were there in the big recital hall that night. I really proud that I graduted from the same musical shool as Alexei Sultanov. I hope that I will hear his gorgeous sound and sensitive technique someday in my life. I know, that God will help him at that difficult moment for everybody who trythfully believe in Alexey' talent. I hope that someday I can play with Alesha some Brahms or Pulenc sonata for piano and clarinet. If Alesha won't mind about that. He is one of the great musicians in the World!

 

Rose -
11-01-2004 13:44:33
Dear Alexei . It is lovely to see your new style website ,and also to be able to leave messages again!.I hope that you and your family have had a pleasant new year and look forward to checking back to the Site regularly throughout the coming year to check on how you are doing .Very Best Wishes.

 

Rita Goltsev - Rita@ofakim.co.il
08-01-2004 13:58:52
Zdravstvyi,Alesha! Menia zovyt Rita,ja iz Tashkenta,14let zivy Tel Avive. Kazdoe ytro ja zahozy v tvoi sait i moliys,chtobi vse plohoe bilo daleko daleko pozadi... Ti zapolnil svetom moiy ziznj davnim davno,v Tashkente v 1979 gody,kogda vishel na szeny "Bahora" ychenikom 3 klassa,malenkim malchikom v barhatnom kostiymchike i igral 1 Konzert Bethovena.Posle 3 chasti,kotoraia iskrilas takim zadorom,moio serdze perevernylos i v nem navsegda poselilos chto-to teploe i dobroe.Mne bilo 14let i ja pochuvstvovala,chto neozidanno prikosnylas k chemy-to absolutno osobennomy i prekrasnomy. Dalshe ja ne propyskala ni odnogo konzerta,sobitiya tvoei muzikalnoy zizni.Posle 1 Bethovena byl 20 Mozarta,2Chopina,3Bethovena,1Chaikovskogo,mnogo,mnogo preludii,mazurok,expromtov(Fantazia expromt!!!!!),skerzo Chopina,nezabivaemie Arabeski Shumana i skolko vsego eshe !!!! Kazdii konzert-prazdnik!! Ja ychilas togda y Evi Grigorievni Movsesianz i posle kazdogo yroka bezala s 4 etaza na 5 poslushat tebia za dveriy.Stoiala pod oknami tvoego doma naprotiv Konservatorii i slushala kak ti zanimaeshsia,lovila kazdii zvuk.... S tex por proshlo bolee 20 let.Ja zakonchila Konservatoriy i yexala v Izrail.Mnogo v moei zizni bilo Myziki,vstrech,yvlechenii,interesnogo.. No ja beregy v svoiem serdze tot lych sveta,kotorii pronzil menia naskviz i navsegda. Malenkii desiatiletnii genialnii Alesha....... Ja ne znaiy chto segodnia s Tamaroi Afanasievnoi i Evoi Grigorievnoy.Nadeiys oni v dobrom zdravii. Eto bilo chudesnoe vremia!Bezogliadnaia predannost Fortepiano....... Ja zelaiy tebe i tvoei prekrasnoi sputnize zizni mnogo mnogo sveta,lubvi i tepla !!!!!!!!! Ti obiazatelno popravishsia !!!!!!!!!!! s luboviy, Rita.

 

Rita Goltsev - Rita@ofakim.co.il
08-01-2004 13:57:34
Zdravstvyi,Alesha! Menia zovyt Rita,ja iz Tashkenta,14let zivy Tel Avive. Kazdoe ytro ja zahozy v tvoi sait i moliys,chtobi vse plohoe bilo daleko daleko pozadi... Ti zapolnil svetom moiy ziznj davnim davno,v Tashkente v 1979 gody,kogda vishel na szeny "Bahora" ychenikom 3 klassa,malenkim malchikom v barhatnom kostiymchike i igral 1 Konzert Bethovena.Posle 3 chasti,kotoraia iskrilas takim zadorom,moio serdze perevernylos i v nem navsegda poselilos chto-to teploe i dobroe.Mne bilo 14let i ja pochuvstvovala,chto neozidanno prikosnylas k chemy-to absolutno osobennomy i prekrasnomy. Dalshe ja ne propyskala ni odnogo konzerta,sobitiya tvoei muzikalnoy zizni.Posle 1 Bethovena byl 20 Mozarta,2Chopina,3Bethovena,1Chaikovskogo,mnogo,mnogo preludii,mazurok,expromtov(Fantazia expromt!!!!!),skerzo Chopina,nezabivaemie Arabeski Shumana i skolko vsego eshe !!!! Kazdii konzert-prazdnik!! Ja ychilas togda y Evi Grigorievni Movsesianz i posle kazdogo yroka bezala s 4 etaza na 5 poslushat tebia za dveriy.Stoiala pod oknami tvoego doma naprotiv Konservatorii i slushala kak ti zanimaeshsia,lovila kazdii zvuk.... S tex por proshlo bolee 20 let.Ja zakonchila Konservatoriy i yexala v Izrail.Mnogo v moei zizni bilo Myziki,vstrech,yvlechenii,interesnogo.. No ja beregy v svoiem serdze tot lych sveta,kotorii pronzil menia naskviz i navsegda. Malenkii desiatiletnii genialnii Alesha....... Ja ne znaiy chto segodnia s Tamaroi Afanasievnoi i Evoi Grigorievnoy.Nadeiys oni v dobrom zdravii. Eto bilo chudesnoe vremia!Bezogliadnaia predannost Fortepiano....... Ja zelaiy tebe i tvoei prekrasnoi sputnize zizni mnogo mnogo sveta,lubvi i tepla !!!!!!!!! Ti obiazatelno popravishsia !!!!!!!!!!! s luboviy, Rita