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Dmitry Rachmanov

Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov has concertized across continents to great acclaim, appearing at venues such as London's Barbican and South Bank Centres, Washington DC's Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall. Hailed as an "indisputable musician" by the Brussels' Le Soir and "suave and gifted pianist" by the New York Times, his insightful musicianship has led him to explore large areas of repertoire such as the Beethoven, Schubert and Scriabin sonata cycles, as well as presenting recital series on original historic pianos.

A proponent of the Russian repertoire, Dr. Rachmanov's all-Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin albums for Vista Vera and Master Musician's labels received critical praise. His recital "The Art of the 19th Century Russian Character Piece" was noted by the New York Times for its "considerable color and focus," and his US premiere of Boris Pasternak's Piano Sonata was broadcast nationwide by NPR. Most recently he has appeared with the CSUN Symphony, The Ukraine National Symphony, and in recital tours of the UK and France.

Dr. Rachmanov has performed in festivals in Banff in Canada, Prussia Cove in England, Moulin d'Andé in France, Spoleto and Bard in the USA. His honors include the George Schick Award for Outstanding Musicianship, a Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the ArtsLink grant, among others.

Dr. Rachmanov began his studies at Moscow's Gnesins School of Music, earning his BM and MM from The Juilliard School and the DMA from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Nadia Reisenberg and Arkady Aronov. A sought-after educator and master class clinician, he has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Roosevelt University. Since 2007 Dr. Rachmanov has been chair of the keyboard instruments department at California State University at Northridge.

This afternoon’s program and ensuing recording project were made possible by the CSUN Creative Activity Award, for which Dr. Rachmanov was named the 2008-2009 Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar.

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