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SPECIAL ENCORE 
The Piano Guys
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Alexander Kobrin
presented by Downtown Piano Works

   On Demand Weekend

Gerald Clayton Trio
from the Kennedy Center Jazz Club

   On Demand Weekend

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Matthew Whitaker
Performance of the Month

   

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Alexander Kobrin
presented by Downtown Piano Works

  

Downtown Piano Works
74 S Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

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. Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, Moscow-born 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.

Though widely acclaimed as a performer, Kobrin’s teaching has been an inspiration to many students through his passion for music. He served on the faculty of the Russian State Gnessin’s Academy of Music, named the L. Rexford Distinguished Chair in Piano at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, has been a member of the celebrated Artist Faculty of New York University’s Steinhardt School, and has also given masterclasses in Europe and Asia, the International Piano Series and at the Conservatories of Japan and China. In July 2017, Kobrin joined the faculty of the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochster, NY.

He has also been a jury member for many international piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn in Fort Worth, TX, 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. Kobrin has released recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Quartz, and Centaur labels, covering a wide swath of the piano literature to the critical acclaim.



This special performance was originally recorded live on March 20, 2012, as part of the Fine Artist Concert Series at Downtown Piano Works in Frederick, MD.