Called the Van Cliburn of today by the BBC, pianist Alexander Kobrin first met Mr. Cliburn in 2005 when he secured the gold medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. At the forefront of today’s performing musicians, and widely acclaimed for his brilliant technique, musicality and emotional engagement with audiences, Mr. Kobrin appeared as a special guest of the Department of Music at Oklahoma State University, invited by Professor of Piano Thomas Lanners, and offered a master class on Friday, January 27th and a recital on Saturday, January 28th at the University’s Seretean Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Performing the Piano Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op 90, the Piano Sonata No 28 in A Major, Op 101 of Ludwig van Beethoven and the Symphonic Etudes Op 13 of Robert Schumann, Alexander Kobrin speaks about his years of performing and teaching since 2005, and offers his thoughts about Russian pianism in the 21st century, living a life in music and the program’s works.
The OSU Music Department is s community of artists, performers, composers, and scholars who are committed to preparing students for meaningful lives in the professional world of music. With over a 100-year heritage at OSU, the Music Department has been committed to enriching lives through music education, performance and research for generations of Oklahomans and students from across the nation and world. Performance Oklahoma is honored to present this special program and debut broadcast from Oklahoma State University.
This program airs Saturday, December 2nd, 8pm on Classical 88.7, HD-1.