Born in Essen in 1987, Alexej Gerassimez began to play the piano at the tender age of five. He started lessons in percussion shortly afterwards.
Today Alexej is a welcome guest at renowned festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival or the Beethovenfest Bonn. He has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, among others.
The 'Edition Svitzer' first published his compositions which have already been performed in over 50 countries.
The winner of the ARD Music Competition, Gerassimez had already previously been showered with regional and national prizes and had celebrated phenomenal achievements as recipient of the German Music Competition and the TROMP Percussion Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions for percussion solo in the world. Alexej not only received first prize here, but was also chosen for the audience award as well as the press award.