Closing Concert

June 24 | 7:30BioProgramTickets

Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov has garnered much acclaim for his passionate performances, refined musicianship and brilliant pianism. Hailed as an “indisputable musician” by the Brussels’ Le Soir and “suave and gifted pianist’ by the New York Times, Rachmanov has been heard at venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican and South Bank Centres, and Beijing Concert Hall, and his tours brought him to Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East. He has recorded for Naxos, Navona, Omniclassic, Master Musicians and Vista Vera labels, and collaborated as a soloist with Manhattan Philharmonia, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Symphony, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony, National Orchestra of Porto, Portugal, among others. A strong proponent of the Russian repertoire, he gave the US premiere of Boris Pasternak’s Piano Sonata, broadcast nationwide by the NPR, and his recital “The Art of the 19th Century Russian Character Piece” was noted by the New York Times for “considerable color and focus” he brought to each work. A founding member of the Scriabin Society of America, Rachmanov has given recital tours featuring the music of Scriabin in commemoration of the composer’s memorial centennial (1915-2015), including appearances in Moscow, Paris, Budapest, Beijing & Shanghai and across the United States. His April 2014 recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall was called “indeed a ‘poem of ecstasy’ in every sense: giant in conception, quantity, quality, execution, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity” by the New York Concert Review. He has recently embarked on a project of recording a videography of Scriabin major works on DVD.

An active member of the American Liszt Society, Dmitry Rachmanov served as the Artistic Director of the American Liszt Society Festival “Liszt and Russia” hosted by California State University Northridge in June of 2016. He is a founder of the society’s Southern California chapter.

Dr. Dmitry Rachmanov is Professor of Piano at CSU Northridge, where he serves as Chair of Keyboard Studies. A sought-after master class clinician and lecturer, Dr. Rachmanov has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and has appeared as a guest artist/teacher/lecturer at schools such as The Juilliard School, Eastman School, New England Conservatory, Boston University, University of Michigan, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Beijing Central and Shanghai Conservatories as well as East China Normal and Shanghai Normal Universities. Dr. Rachmanov has been a frequent competition adjudicator in the US and abroad.

Rachmanov is a graduate of The Juilliard School (BM & MM) and he holds DMA from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Nadia Reisenberg, Arkady Aronov, Alexander Eydelman and Ada Traub. He coached with Yvonne Lefebure, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Menahem Pressler, Vitaly Margulis and John Browning. Rachmanov is a prizewinner of international competitions, was awarded a fellowship from the American Pianists Association and received the George Schick Award for Outstanding Musicianship at Manhattan School of Music. In 2008 Dr. Rachmanov was named the Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar of the Year at California State University, Northridge. In 2015 he became an honoree of the Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars for his dedicated service to the International Community at CSUN, and a recipient of the Outstanding CAPMT (California Music Teachers National Association) Member State Recognition Award.

Dmitry Rachmanov is a Steinway Artist.

Franz Schubert
(1797-1829)

Impromptu No. 1 in F Minor, D. 935
Impromptu No. 3 in B-flat Major, D. 935

Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival Scenes from Vienna), Op. 26

Felix Blumenfeld
(1863-1931)

Moment Lyrique in E-Flat Minor, Op. 27 No. 1

Anatoly Lyadov
(1855-1914)

Barcarolle, Op. 44

Alexander Scriabin
(1872-1915)

Prelude in G Major, Op. 11 No. 3
Prelude in G Minor, Op. 27 No. 1
Prelude in B Major, Op. 27 No. 2
Poème languide, Op. 52 No. 3
Prelude, Op. 49 No. 2
Sonata No. 6, Op. 62

Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873-1943)

Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23 No. 6
Prelude in C minor, Op. 23 No. 7
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32 No. 5
Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op. 32 No. 12
Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23 No.2

General $20
Senior $12 | Student $8
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