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Dmitry Rachmanov 

Dmitry Rachmanov, piano

Hailed as an "indisputable musician" by the Brussels' Le Soir and "suave and gifted pianist” by the New York Times, Dmitry Rachmanov has appeared at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center, London's Barbican and South Bank Centres, and Beijing Concert Hall, and his tours brought him to Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East. He has recorded for Naxos, Parma/Navona, Master Musicians and Vista Vera labels, and collaborated as a soloist with Manhattan Philharmonia, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Symphony, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony and National Orchestra of Porto, Portugal. A strong proponent of the Russian repertoire, he gave the US premiere of Boris Pasternak's Piano Sonata, broadcast nationwide by the NPR, and his recital "The Art of the 19th Century Russian Character Piece" was noted by the New York Times for "considerable color and focus" he brought to each work. A founding member of the Scriabin Society of America, Rachmanov gave a four-recital Scriabin series in 1992 in celebration of the composer’s 120th anniversary, which included all ten of his piano sonatas.  He is to revisit Scriabin’s sound world with programs in the 2013-15 seasons, in commemoration of the composer’s 100th memorial anniversary.   

Dr. Rachmanov is Professor of Piano at California State University, Northridge, where he serves as Chair of Keyboard Studies.  A sought-after master class clinician and lecturer, Dr. Rachmanov has taught on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and has appeared as a guest artist at Royal Northern College of Music, Shanghai Conservatory, Shanghai Normal University, Beijing Central Music School, UCLA, Indiana University, University of Michigan, among others. Dr. Rachmanov is a frequent adjudicator at competitions in the US and abroad.

Rachmanov is a graduate of The Juilliard School and he holds the DMA from Manhattan School of Music.  His teachers include Arkady Aronov, Nadia Reisenberg, Alexander Eydelman and Ada Traub, and he coached with Yvonne Lefebure, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, John Browning, John O’Conor and Menahem Pressler. He is a prizewinner of the Kapell, Senigallia, Awerbuch and the American Pianists Association competitions.

Dmitry Rachmanov is a Steinway Artist.

You will enjoy a visit to his web site, .