Aleksandra Kasman

Biorgraphy:


Aleksandra (Sasha) Kasman, is a student of internationally renowned pianist and teacher Yakov Kasman, Professor of Piano/Artist-in-Residence at UAB.

Sasha's numerous awards include Silver Medal at the VII International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, second place and Young Jury Winner Award at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, PianoArts North American Competition Scholarship Award, and 2015 winning performances at the NFMC National Collegiate Piano Competition, High Point University Inaugural Piano Competition and IKIF MacKenzie International Competition in New York.


Sasha has given solo recitals in USA, France, Ukraine, Russia and Japan, performed as a soloist with the Alabama Symphony, LaGrange Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, and played six concertos with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Sasha joined her father in performances of the Saint-Saens’s "Carnival of Animals" with the Brevard Symphony, Florida, with the New York Chamber Players, and with the Hendersonville Symphony in North Carolina. Among her recent engagements are solo recitals in New York, Washington D.C., and Las Vegas, and multiple duo-piano performances with Yakov Kasman in USA, Russia, and South Korea.


Sasha is a senior at UAB and a University Honors Program student.



Sasha's concerto repertoire:


W. A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

L. van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

F. Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

F. Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21

C. Saint-Saens, "Carnival of the Animals" for two pianos and orchestra

S. Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

S. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

S. Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No.1 in D flat Major, Op. 10                                                                





Events:

2017

May 19, Las Vegas, Nevada
Christ Episcopal Church Concert Series
solo recital: works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Myaskovsky, and Prokofiev

May 2-15, Milwaukee, WI
PianoArts Fellowship tour

April 20, Birmingham, AL
UAB Department of Music
YPAP senior recital
solo works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Myaskovsky, 
and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2, I. Allegro non troppo

April 4, Montevallo, AL
University of Montevallo
Duo Piano recital, Aleksandra and Yakov Kasman,
Hindemith, Sonata for Four Hands, Medtner, two pieces for two pianos,
and Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances


March 28, Birmingham, AL
UAB Department of Music
Eric Mobley senior composition/piano recital
(including Suite for Four Hands with Aleksandra Kasman)

March 21, Birmingham, AL
UAB Department of Music
Marta Piroșcă Senior Flute Recital
with pianists Aleksandra Kasman and Mira Walker, cellist Michelle Cheng, 
and percussionist Andrew Bullard

2016

July 14, Kiev, Ukraine,
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Yuriy Litun, conductor
S, Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3

May 29, Huntsville, AL
Lindberg Farm Concerts, 3:00 pm
F. Liszt, Piano Concerto No.1, Dina Kasman
S. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3, Aleksandra Kasman
Orchestra reduction: Yakov Kasman

May 22, Madison, AL
Messiah Lutheran Church, 4:00 pm
"Music at Messiah" Classical Concert Series
recital. works by Bach, Mozart, Medtner, and Taneyev

May 15, New York, NY
400 W 43rd street, 6:30 pm
recital, works by N. Medtner and S. Taneyev

May 3-12, Milwaukee, WI
PianoArts Fellowship tour

April 21, Birmingham, AL
UAB Department of Music 
junior recital, 
solo works by N. Medtner and Piano Concerto No. 3 by S. Rachmaninoff

April 13, McCalla, AL
AFMC club meeting,
recital

April 11, High Point, NC
High Point University
recital, works by N. Medtner and S. Taneyev

April 6, Birmingham, AL
UAB Department of Music
Works by Telemann, Prokofiev, Griffes, and Doppler
Marta Pirosca, flute, Eliiza Pirosca Warden, violin, and Aleksandra Kasman, piano

April 1, Orlando, FL
2016 Conference of the Southern Regional Honors Council
Presentation about Nikolai Medtner

February 27, Birmingham, AL
14th Annual UAB Clarinet Symposium,
Brahms, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op. 120, No. 1
Lauren Miller, clarinet, and Aleksandra Kasman, piano

January 31, Chattanooga, TN
Collegedale Church of Seventh-Day Adventists,
Southern Adventist University Orchestra, Laurie Redmer Minner, conductor
S. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3, I. Allegro ma non tanto

2015 

December 16, Birmingham, AL
Oak Grove High School,
Trios by contemporary American composers
James Zingara, trumpet, Denise Gainey, clarinet, Aleksandra Kasman, piano

November 11-15, Chicago, IL
National University Honors Program Conference, 
presentation and performance

October 30, Cleveland, TN

Lee University
Works for four hands and two pianos by Hindemith, Medtner and Rachmaninoff
Duo Piano recital with Yakov Kasman

October 18, Fairhope, AL
Saint-James Episcopal Church concert series
recital

September 12, Birmingham, AL
AFMC Fall Board Meeting,
solo recital





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