Alexander Solovyov graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music with a degree in choral conducting in 1998. He followed an assistantship/internship in 2000 under Vladimir Semenyuk and an assistantship/internship in opera and symphony conducting in 2006 under Vladimir Fedoseev.
In 1995-2010 he worked as an assistant conductor at The Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir under Vladimir Minin. Solovyov has collaborated with such conductors as Marcello Viotti, Fabio Luisi, Patrick Summers, Ulf Schirmer, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vassily Sinaysky, Enrique Mazzola, Saulius Sondeckis, Mikhail Pletnyov, among many others; with such orchestras as the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Russian National Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the “New Russia” orchestra, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, the “Orchestra of Colours” in Athens and the Porto Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2009 he has been collaborating with the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre where he conducts the following performances: Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Bizet’s Carmen, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and galas.
He has participated in the records at «Deutsche Grammophone» and «Naxos» labels as an associate conductor.
Since 2001 he has taught at the department of Choral Conducting at the Gnessin Academy where he is an associate professor since 2008, heading the student choir of the distance-learning department. Since 2011 Solovyov has taught at the department of opera and symphony conducting at the Gnessin Academy conducting also the Academy’s orchestra (2011-2014).
Since September 2011 he is an intern conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre where he has conducted the following operas: The Tsar’s Bride, The Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakov, Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss, Nabucco by Verdi, Iolanta by Tchaikovsky, La sonnambula by Bellini, Così fan tutte by Mozart, L’enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel (as musical director of the production, 2013), and the following ballets: Anyuta after Valery Gavrilin, Marco Spada by Ober and Moidodyr by Efrem Podgaits.
Solovyov has taken part in the following competitions: the «Prague Spring» in 2007, the Arturo Toscanini Competition in Parma in 2008, and the Mitropoulos Competition in Athens in 2010.
Alexander has conducted the finals of the V Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers Competition (2014) and I Krainev Moscow International Pianists Competition (2015).