Alexander Kobrin - Guest Professor

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“He surrendered neither the smoothness nor the dynamic fluidity that the modern piano allows, and he gave his sense of fantasy free rein, and creating an almost confessional spirit ." — The New York Times

Short-term courses only

         Teaching Languages

         _ English, Russian

         USA

         Eastman School of Music, 

         Rochester

 

Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, pianist Alexander Kobrin has placed himself at the forefront of today's performing musicians. His prize winning performances have been praised for their brilliant technique, musicality, and emotional engagement with the audience. The New York Times has written that Mr. Kobrin was a “fastidious guide” to Schumann’s “otherworldly visions, pointing out hunters, flowers, haunted corners and friendly bowers, all captured in richly characterized vignettes.” “This was a performance that will be revered and remembered as a landmark of the regeneration of exceptional classical music in Central New York.”-critic wrote after Mr. Kobrin’s performance of Second Piano Concerto by Johannes Brahms with Syracuse Symphony in Syracuse,NY.

In 2005, Mr. Kobrin was awarded the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, TX. His numerous successes in competitions also include top prizes at the Busoni International Piano Competition (First Prize), Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Top Prize), Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow (First Prize)

Mr. Kobrin has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras 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, Berliner Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Swedish Radio Symphony, Birmingham Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with such conductors as Mikhail Pletnev, Mikhail Jurovsky, Mark Elder, Vassiliy Sinaisky, James Conlon, Claus Peter Flor, Alexander Lazarev, Vassiliy Petrenko and Yuri Bashmet.

He has appeared in recital at major halls worldwide, including Carnegie Zankel Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Louvre Auditorium,Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Munich Herkulesaal and Berliner Filarmonia Hall in Germany, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Sheung Wan Civic Centre in Hong Kong, as well as Sala Verdi in Milan and many others. Other past performances have included recitals at Bass Hall for the Cliburn Series, the Washington Performing Arts Society, La Roque d'Antheron, the Ravinia Festival, the Beethoven Easter Festival, Busoni Festival , the renowned Klavier-Festival Ruhr, the Festival Musique dans le Grésivaudan ,the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, annual concert tours in Japan, China and Taiwan.

Though widely acclaimed as a performer, Mr. Kobrin’s teaching has been an inspiration to many students through his passion for music. From 2003 to 2010 he served on the faculty of the Russian State Gnessin’s Academy of Music. In 2010 Alexander Kobrin was named the L. Rexford Distinguished Chair in Piano at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and since 2013 until 2017 has been a member of the celebrated Artist Faculty of New York University’s Steinhardt School. In July 2017, Mr.Kobrin has joined the faculty of the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochster,NY. Mr. Kobrin has also given masterclasses in Europe and Asia, the International Piano Series and at the Conservatories of Japan and China.
Mr. Kobrin has been a jury member for many international piano competitions, including the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano,Hamamatsu International Piano Competion, the Blüthner International Piano Competition in Vienna, E-Competition in Fairbanks, AK and the Neuhaus International Piano Festival in Moscow.

Mr. Kobrin has released recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Quartz, and Centaur labels, covering a wide swath of the piano literature. His Schumann album,released on Centaur Records has been included into top-5 albums of the year in 2015 by Fanfare Magazine. Gramophone Magazine raved about his Cliburn Competition release on Harmonia Mundi, writing that “in [Rachmaninoff’s] Second Sonata (played in the 1931 revision), despite fire-storms of virtuosity, there is always room for everything to tell and Kobrin achieves a hypnotic sense of the music’s dark necromancy.”

Mr. Kobrin was born in 1980 in Moscow. At the age of five, he was enrolled in the world-famous Gnessin Special School of Music after which he attended the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. His teachers have included renowned professors Tatiana Zelikman and Lev Naumov.

纽约时报评论:“凭借着对舒曼钢琴作品精到的见解,科柏林先生的演奏堪称无可挑剔。音乐中所描绘的景象神韵,不论是猎人还是鲜花,光明或是忧郁,无一不完美无瑕的被钢琴传出的音符而塑造”。  

跻身于当代世界演奏家前列的钢琴家亚历山大·科柏林,被英国广播公司(BBC)冠为“当今的范·克莱本”。他的演奏炫丽、辉煌、极富情感,时刻令观众陶醉于美妙的音乐之中。科柏林先生于美国雪城与当地交响乐团合作演奏了勃拉姆斯的第二钢琴协奏曲。对此,有评论家写到:“如此卓越的演奏,值得作为一个里程碑而被崇敬和牢记。”  

亚历山大·科柏林于1980年出生于莫斯科。五岁入格涅辛音乐学校学习,继而入莫斯科柴可夫斯基音乐学院深造。曾师从于著名钢琴教授达吉雅娜·泽里克曼与列夫·诺莫夫。2005年,科柏林荣获第二十五届范·克莱本国际钢琴比赛的Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass金奖。此外,他亦摘得布索尼国际钢琴比赛、日本滨松国际钢琴比赛与英国格拉斯哥“苏格兰国际钢琴比赛”的桂冠。  

科柏林先生曾与纽约爱乐乐团、东京爱乐乐团、俄罗斯国家交响乐团、贝尔格莱德爱乐乐团、英国室内乐团、威尔第交响乐团、瑞士罗曼德管弦乐团、莫斯科爱乐乐团、皇家利物浦爱乐乐团、达拉斯交响乐团、柏林交响乐团、芝加哥交响乐团、瑞典广播交响乐团、伯明翰交响乐团、华沙爱乐乐团、英国广播公司交响乐团等世界著名交响乐团合作。曾经合作过的指挥有:米哈伊尔·普雷特涅夫、米哈伊尔·朱洛夫斯基、马克·艾尔德、瓦西里·辛奈斯基、詹姆斯·康隆、克劳斯·彼得·弗洛尔、亚历山大·拉沙里夫、瓦西里·彼得连科与尤里·巴什梅特。  

他的演奏足迹遍布世界各大著名音乐厅与音乐节,如:纽约艾弗里·费舍尔音乐厅、华盛顿肯尼迪中心、伦敦艾伯特音乐厅与魏格摩尔音乐厅、卢浮宫礼堂、法国嘉禾音乐厅与科托音乐厅、德国慕尼黑音乐厅、德国柏林音乐厅、莫斯科音乐学院大厅、香港上環文娛中心、米兰威尔第音乐厅、华盛顿表演艺术协会、拉维尼亚音乐节、布索尼音乐节,此外还有定期在日本、中国大陆、中国台湾的巡演等。  

尽管身为一名钢琴演奏家,科柏林先生也同样重视钢琴教学事业。2003年至2010年期间,他就职于俄罗斯格涅辛音乐学院;2010任哥伦布州立大学施沃布音乐学院L. Rexford特聘教授;2013年成为纽约大学斯坦哈特学院优秀艺术家教师;2017年就职于罗切斯特大学伊斯曼音乐学院。  

此外,科柏林亦在欧洲、亚洲的音乐学院中举办大师课。同时,他也是博尔扎诺“布索尼国际钢琴比赛”、巴黎"Prix Animato"、维也纳“博兰斯勒国际钢琴比赛”、费尔班克“E-钢琴比赛”与莫斯科“涅高兹国际钢琴音乐节”的评委之一。  

科柏林先生的曲目广博,录音作品十分丰富。与他合作的唱片公司有:法国“乐满地”唱片公司(Harmonia Mundi)、“石英”唱片公司(Quartz)、“半人马”唱片公司(Centaur labels)。

 

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