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Constantine Finehouse

Constantine Finehouse, piano 

Constantine Finehouse was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and attended New England Conservatory, Juilliard, and Yale. His principal teachers included Fredrik Wanger, Natalia Harlap, Herbert Stessin, Jerome Lowenthal, Boris Berman and Bruce Brubaker. Praised by Rhein Main Presse Allgemeine Zeitung for his "interpretations of depth and maturity,” Finehouse has performed extensively in the US (including in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Washington) and abroad (including in Lausanne, London, Odessa, St. Petersburg and Trieste). Recent recordings include Backwards Glance, which interweaves music of Johannes Brahms and Richard Beaudoin.

The Bolcom Project, made in collaboration with his American Double partner, violinist Philip Ficsor, included a double CD and a national tour. Fanfare praised the recording as “indispensable to any serious collector with an interest in later 20th century duo repertoire for violin and piano.” As part of American Double, Finehouse also toured Hungary, performing sonatas by Brahms, Bolcom and Ravel. More recently, he collaborated with violinist Olga Caceànova at Lausanne Conservatoire, and with cellist Sebastian Bäverstam at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and Merkin Recital Hall (Kauffman Center). With Sebastian Bäverstam, he recently released a CD of works by Brahms and Tony Schemmer.  Finehouse is currently recording Bolcom’s complete piano solo works for Naxos Records.

The 2011-2012 season brings recitals celebrating Liszt’s bicentennial. Finehouse has been awarded the Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship from Juilliard, a 2004 St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant, and 2006 Classics Abroad Project Award. He serves on the faculty of New England Conservatory Preparatory and Extension Divisions.  In fall 2011 he assumed the position of Visiting Artist/Faculty at Westmont College, Santa Barbara.

This is Constantine Finehouse’s third recital on our series.

To read more about him, please visit Constantine’s web site, .