Alexander Malkus was born in 1948 in Moscow.
In 1967 he completed the Piano Department of the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory (piano class delivered by V.A. Nathanson)
1973 – graduation from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (piano class delivered by V.A. Nathanson)
1979 – completion of trainee course directed by V.A. Nathanson
Prize-winner of 3 international competitions:
1970 - The International G. Enescu Competition (Romania)
1972 – The Young Musicians’ Competition in Beograde (Yugoslavia)
1976 - The Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli (Italy)