inspired so many people in his 35 years. When he was well,
his brilliant talent for performing was applauded by
millions, and his own fierce dedication inspired others to
devote themselves to a pursuit of excellence in performance.
In the last two years of his life, Alexei sat in his
wheelchair, paralyzed on the left side. Despite his physical
impairment, Alexei began performing again, with his right
hand only - at colleges, nursing homes, hospitals, offices
and churches. People were amazed and inspired by Alexei's
determination to keep going, no matter what, never giving
up. Alexei's greatest joy was found in performing for people
and in encouraging and inspiring them.
Alexei Sultanov Foundation will provide scholarships for
gifted young pianists who are in need of financial
assistance in order to continue their musical studies. Like
Alexei himself, the foundation will encourage people to
chase their dreams, and inspire people to achieve great
things. As Alexei showed us in life, anything is possible if
you give yourself fully to achieving your goals. Never give
The spirit of Alexei - a colorful fountain in Fort Worth with
water splashing eternally to the accompaniment of Alexei's
beautiful music - will represent inspiration, strength and
courage. Alexei would be proud.
Alexei - a comet that raced across this planet during his 35
years, touching the hearts and minds of everyone in his path.
Like a comet's tail, the Alexei Sultanov Foundation will
continue the dazzling influence of that very special human
Sultanov Foundation is a 501(C)(3) foundation. Specific details
about the foundation will be available soon.