Aleksandra Kasman

Aleksandra Kasman, photo by Dasha Dare
                                                                                                                                                                                                        photo by Dasha Dare

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Recently named a 2019-2020 Young Artist in Residence of NPR’s Performance Today, Russian-American pianist Aleksandra Kasman is rapidly establishing an international solo career with engagements across the USA, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, France, and Japan. She is the First Prize and Audience Award winner of the 2017 Premio Roberto Melini International Competition, and has won first prizes at the NFMC National Collegiate Piano Competition, High Point University Inaugural Piano Competition, and IKIF’s 2015 Dorothy Mackenzie Awards. Additional awards include top prizes at the Seattle International Piano Competition, Wideman International Piano Competition, International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, American Prize Competition, and Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.


Ms. Kasman has appeared in concert at the invitation of the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Southeastern Piano Festival, PianoCity Milano, International Academy of Music, Piano Evenings with David Dubal, L’Altra Stagione, Busan International Music Academy, and International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival, and has given recitals at Steinway Hall, Yamaha Ginza Hall, and Salle Cortot. Ms. Kasman’s most recent international tour featured eleven solo recitals across Italy, where her playing was praised by the press for its “rock solid technique” and “singing every sentence with an expressive logic of extraordinary maturity” (Buongiorno Südtirol).


Ms. Kasman made her concerto debut at age thirteen with the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and the Alabama Symphony. She has worked extensively with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, performing seven different concertos with the ensemble. An avid performer of contemporary music, Kasman has premiered works by Nathan Daughtrey, Zachary Detrick, and Marc Migo, recently performing Migo’s Double Concerto for Piano and Violin with the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall.


Born into a musical family in Moscow, Ms. Kasman grew up in Vestavia Hills, AL, where she studied piano with her father and later duo partner Yakov Kasman. Together they have performed across the USA, Russia, and South Korea. Ms. Kasman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham under the tutelage of Yakov Kasman. Ms. Kasman holds an M.M. degree from Juilliard, where she studied with Robert McDonald, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Michigan in the studio of Logan Skelton.


A dedicated music educator herself, Ms. Kasman holds a PianoArts Artist-in-Residence Fellowship in Wisconsin. In 2020 she returns to Milwaukee for a fifth teaching and performing tour. Ms. Kasman has taught master classes at Lee University and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. She was previously a Teaching Fellow in keyboard studies and class piano at Juilliard, as well as the Gluck Community Service Performance Fellowship. Her private students are winners of local and state piano competitions



Concerto Repertoire:


J. Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII/11

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

J. Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 83 

P. Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23

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

B. Bartok, Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major

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





Events:

November 6, 2018 

New York, New York: Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church - 5:30 p.m.
Piano Evenings with David Dubal
November 6, 2018 

New York, New York: Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church - 5:30 p.m.
Piano Evenings with David Dubal
2020

November 13-14, Huntsville, AL
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Gregory Vajda, conductor
J. Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major
https://www.hso.org/concerts/from-the-alps-to-the-appalachians/

October 2-3, Dayton, OH
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, conductor
S. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 (canceled due to COVID-19)

July 22, New York, NY
IKIF (International Keyboard Institute & Festival)
solo recital (canceled due to COVID-19)

May 1-2, Laurel, MD
Nicolas Pellon Piano Studio
Recital and master-class (canceled due to COVID-19)

February 28-March 4, Milwaukee, WI
PianoArts Fellowship tour 

February 9, Apalachicola, FL
Inconcert Apalachicola
Solo recital

February 1-2, Chapel Hill, NC
The Chapel Hill Piano Salon
Duo recital with Yakov Kasman

January 19, Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Solo recital of works by Eric Mobley

2019

November 23, Huntsville, AL
Huntsville Chamber Music Guild Celebrity Series
Kasman Family recital

October 1, Levico Terme, Italy
Teatro Caproni
Solo recital- works by Schumann and Rachmaninoff

July 17, New York, NY
IKIF (International Keyboard Institute & Festival)
solo recital- works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Taneyev, and Sviridov

June 14-16, Milwaukee, WI
PianoArts 20th anniversary festival " Piano Personalities"
solo and chamber music performances

May 12, New York, NY
The Juilliard School
Debussy, Sonata for cello and piano
Mark Prihodko, cello, and Aleksandra Kasman, piano

May 4, Roca Baton, FL
Steinway Piano Gallery, Piano Lovers of South Florida
solo recital

April 6-13, Milwaukee, WI
PianoArts Fellowship tour

April 2, New York, NY
The Juilliard School
Marc Migo, "Extinct Bestiary", 12 pieces for piano solo 

March 29, New York, NY
The Juilliard School, Paul Hall
Graduate solo recital

March 26, New York, NY
Piano Evenings with David Dubal

March 24, Chapel Hill, NC
Private concert
Medtner, Sonata Op. 5, and Rachmaninoff, 13 Preludes Op. 32

March 23, Chapel Hill, NC
Private concert
Medtner, Sonata Op. 5, and Rachmaninoff, 13 Preludes Op. 32

February 26, New York, NY
Piano Evenings with David Dubal


2018

December 9, New York, NY
The Juilliard School, Morse Hall
J. Brahms, Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Sophia Stoyanovich, violin
Jasmine Lin, violin
Elijah Spies, viola
Liao Shang-Wen, cello
Aleksandra Kasman, piano

November 27, New York, NY
Piano Evenings with David Dubal

October 9, New York, NY
Piano Evenings with David Dubal

September 25, New York, NY
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
Piano Evenings with David Dubal
https://www.pianoevenings.com/

August 18, Birmingham, AL
Alabama Piano Gallery
solo recital

July 2, Baselga di Pine, Italy
Premio Roberto Melini Competition, 
opening solo recital

June 28, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
IAM Festival
solo recital

June 17-24, Columbia, SC
Southeastern Piano Festival
featured alumni guest artist

May 27, Genova, Italy
Teatro Carlo Felice
solo recital

May 20, Milano, Italy
Piano Center, via Marina
solo recital

May 18, Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
 S. Lorenzo, a Vicchio di Rimaggio
Associazione Amici di Vicchio di Rimaggio
solo recital


April 23, New York, NY
Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall
Marc Migo, Concerto for violin, piano, and orchestra, II. Nocturne

April 21, Roca Baton, FL
Steinway Piano Gallery, Piano Lovers of South Florida
solo recital: works by Mozart, Ravel, and Medtner

March 1-11, Milwaukee, WI
PianoArts Fellowship tour

January, 21, Rovereto, Italy
Casa Mozart
solo recital: works by Haydn, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Prokofiev

January 19, Trento, Italy
solo recital: works by Mozart, Taneyev, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev

January 17, Cremona, Italy
Stanza del Pensiero
solo recital: Haydn, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Prokofiev

January 14, Porto Recanati, Italy
L'Altra Stagione. Concerti di Musica Classica con guida all'ascolto e Spettacoli di Musica e Parole. III Edizione
solo recital: works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Taneyev, and Myaskovsky

2017
November 18, New York, NY
400 W 43rd street
solo recital: works by Prokofiev, Myaskovsky, and Marc Migo

September 16, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Auditorium Del Conservatorio
solo recital: works by Medtner, Taneyev, and Prokofiev

July 31, Roncegno, Italy
solo recital: works by Medtner, Taneyev, Scriabin, Prokofiev, and Myaskovsky

July 6, Kiev, Ukraine
St. Sophia Cathedral
solo recital: works by Medtner, Taneyev, Scriabin, Prokofiev, and Myaskovsky

May 21, Huntsville, AL
Lindberg Farm Concerts
solo works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Myaskovsky, 
and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2, I. Allegro non troppo

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
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
Riva Del Garda (tn) Auditorium Del Conservatoril
Riva Del Garda (tn) Auditorium Del Conservatoril
Riva Del Garda (tn) Auditorium Del Conservatoril
Aleksandra Kasman
Aleksandra Kasman
Aleksandra Kasman
Aleksandra Kasman
Aleksandra Kasman
Aleksandra Kasman
Aleksandra Kasman