Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
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 abroad (including in Lausanne, London, Odessa,
St. Petersburg and Trieste) and in the US (including in California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode
Island and Washington). His newest album with cellist Sebastian
Bäverstam features the universally-admired Brahms Sonata, Opus 38 for
piano and cello, as well as several new works in the High Romantic
style by Boston composer, Tony Schemmer. His 2009 solo recording,
Backwards Glance [Spice Rack Records 101-01], interweaves music of
Brahms and Richard Beaudoin.
The Bolcom Project, made in collaboration with his American Double partner, violinist Philip Ficsor, included a double-CD [Albany Troy 959/960] 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 the Lausanne Conservatoire and on a 5-concert tour of North Carolina and Georgia, as well as with cellist Sebastian Bäverstam at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and Merkin Recital Hall (Kauffman Center). In partnership with pianists Ursula Oppens and Christopher Taylor, Finehouse is currently recording Bolcom’s complete piano solo works for Naxos Records.
Following his highly successful solo recital in March at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, the rest of the 2014 season will include recitals celebrating William Bolcom's 75th birthday, in which Finehouse will be featured as a soloist as well as in chamber music performances across the United States. Finehouse has been awarded the Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship from Juilliard, a 2004 St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant and a 2006 Classics Abroad Project Award. He serves on the faculty of New England Conservatory Preparatory and Extension Divisions in Boston and as Visiting Artist/Faculty at Westmont College, Santa Barbara.
For more information, please visit www.cfinehouse.com or www.facebook.com/ConstantineFinehousePianist.