Beethoven : Sonata Op. 27 No 1
Rachmaninoff's (Pieces Selection)
Gershwin : Rapsody in Blue
Alexandre Moutouzkine, Winner of The Jury Discretionary Award at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and Astral Artist
On the occasion of his early participation in the Van Cliburn International Competition, where he won the Special Award for Artistic Potential at age 19, the music critic of The Dallas Morning News stated that Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine "played Brahms' Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I've ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance." Since then he went on to win top prizes in more than 20 international competitions, including the Naumburg, Cleveland, Montreal, New Orleans, Iturbi in Valencia, Maria Canals in Barcelona and Arthur Rubinstein in Tel-Aviv. He also won the Astral Artists' 2009 National Auditions. Alex has performed as soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Radiotelevision Orchestra of Spain, among many other orchestras around the world. Highlights of the upcoming season include Mr. Moutouzkine’s performances and master classes at 8th Beijing International Piano Festival, Musicfest in Pergia (Italy), Forum Musicae in Madrid, Euro Music Festival and Academy in Halle (Germany), International Piano Festival in Havana, Piano Festival in Tel Aviv, and performance of complete solo piano works of Sergei Rachmaninoff at the Carnegie Room series in NY. Alexandre Moutouzkine holds a Master’s degree and post-graduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky. He holds undergraduate degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Music Academy. Most recently Alexandre received a “Distinguished Alamni Award” from Manhattan School of Music and was appointed its faculty member in September 2013.