Alexander Vitlin born in Leningrad, Russia.

Alexander Vitlin studied music at the Leningrad Rimsky-Korsakoff Conservatory as a conductor and a pianist. In 1977 he won the All-Russian competition for pianists.

Before Alexander Vitlin assumed engagements abroad, he was principal conductor at several opera houses in Russia. He lectured from 1990 to 1992 at the Rubin Academy of Music Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and was then to 1995 a piano coach and conductor at the Komische Oper Berlin.

Alexander Vitlin is a professor for conducting and piano accompaniment at the Berlin Hanns Eisler High School for Music since 1994 and professor for piano at the Berlin Academia Barenboim-Said since 2015. Moreover, he lectured at the Leipzig Felix Mendelssohn High School for Music and was three years a Music Director at the Hamburg Universitaet. From 2007 to 2012 he was a professor for conducting and piano at Sevilla Universtitaet.

In 2005 he was engaged as a guest piano coach for the productions "Moses und Aron" and "Boris Godunov" at the State Opera in Berlin. Alexander Vitlin assisted Maestro Daniel Barenboim at the Salzburg Festival and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Since 2008 he has been a permanent conductor of Opera, Ballett and Concerts at the State Opera in Berlin.

Concert activity both as a conductor and as a pianist led Alexander Vitlin among others to France, Great Britain, Spain, Sweden, USA, China, Japan and various concert halls and opera houses of Germany.