Sun, 27 Aug|
Finger Waltz Music (Katong Branch)
Masterclass with Mr. Alexander Kobrin
1 to 1 piano masterclass with Mr. Alexander Kobrin
Time & Location
27 Aug, 2:00 pm – 28 Aug, 6:00 pm
Finger Waltz Music (Katong Branch), Katong Shopping Center #02-23/43/44/46, 865 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 437844
About the event
1 to 1 masterclass with Mr.Alexander Kobrin. it's a private masterclass, only students and parents/teachers are allowed to sit in.
The distinguished pianist Alexander Kobrin— heralded as the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC —has placed himself at the forefront of today's performing musicians. Mr. Kobrin has been an active guest soloist with leading orchestras throughout his career, including the New York Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Verdi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Moscow Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Deutsche Symphony,Swedish Radio Symphony, Birmingham Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with such conductors as Mikhail Pletnev, Mikhail Jurovsky, Sir Mark Elder, Vassiliy Sinaisky, James Conlon, Claus Peter Flor,Vassiliy Petrenko amongst others. He has appeared in recital at major halls worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, the Louvre Auditorium, la Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Munich’s Herkulesaal and Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall in Germany, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Sheung Wan Civic Centre in Hong Kong, Esplanade in Singapore and the Sala Verdi in Milan, amongst others. Notable past engagements have included recitals under the aegis of the Cliburn Series, Washington Performing Arts Society, Chautauqua Institution Music Festival, La Roque d'Antheron, Ravinia Festival, Beethoven Easter Festival, Busoni Festival, Klavier- Festival Ruhr, Festival Musique dans le Grésivaudan, and International Keyboard Institute & Festival, as well as annual concert tours in Japan, China, and Taiwan. In addition to his international performing career, Mr. Kobrin has also been an active figure in music education for many years. Soon after settling in USA he was named L. Rexford Distinguished Chair in Piano at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and from 2013 until 2017 was a member of the Artist Faculty of New York University’s Steinhardt School. In July 2017, Mr. Kobrin joined the faculty of the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. His masterclass schedule has included engagements with the International Piano Series and the Conservatories of Japan and China, as well as jury participation for international piano competitions including the Cliburn, Busoni, Hamamatsu, Seoul, Neuhaus International Piano Competitions and others. In 2023 Mr. Kobrin was invited to join Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano as a guest professor in postgraduate program. Alexander Kobrin has released recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Quartz, and Centaur labels, covering a wide swath of the piano literature. Latest releases include Chopin Complete Piano Sonatas. Mr. Kobrin is the winner of numerous international piano competitions—besides the Van Cliburn, he has garnered top prizes from the Busoni, Hamamatsu, and Glasgow International Piano Competitions.