Alexey Chernakov graduated with honors from the Russian Gnesinyh Academy of Music on jazz piano (class of People’s Artist of Russia I.M. Brill). He was trained on the program “Open World” at the Dave Brubeck Institute (California, USA). He was the laureate of the Youth Award “Triumph” in 2006. Alexey performed at such prestigious international jazz festivals like Montreux jazz festival (Switzerland), Monterey jazz festival (USA), etc. He is the winner of many Russian and international contests.
In 2013 Alexey Chernakov became the finalist of the project “Great jazz” on TV channel “Culture”.
In 2015 Alexey Chernakov graduated from the composition faculty of the Moscow state Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (composition and polyphony of Professor L. B. Bobylev). His thesis — act Opera “Prophetic dream” won the contest for the 150th anniversary of the Conservatory and will be delivered in 2016. As a composer he collaborated with the Moscow theatre “Sovremennik”. Works by Alexey were performed in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Poland, Lithuania.