IPF: Kobrin Masterclass
Friday, February 1, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexander Kobrin presents a masterclass as part of the 36th International Piano Festival.
About the Artist
Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, 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. The New York Times has written that Kobrin was a “fastidious guide” to Schumann’s “otherworldly visions, pointing out hunters, flowers, haunted corners and friendly bowers, all captured in richly characterized vignettes.” After his performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2with Symphoria in Syracuse, New York, a critic wrote “This was a performance that will be revered and remembered as a landmark of the regeneration of exceptional classical music in Central New York.”
About the International Piano Festival
The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents the 36th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and masterclasses featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Led by nonagenarian and IPF founder Abbey Simon, this dynamic weekend of pianism features Russian virtuoso Alexander Kobrin and charismatic rising star Sean Chen, our 2019 Discovery Artist.
For more information and a full schedule, visit uh.edu/pianofestival.