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Celebrated pianist Dmitry Rachmanov performs on campus tonight (March 21)

Wednesday, March 21, acclaimed pianist Dmitry Rachmanov will play a free concert in the Music Building Recital Hall (100 McIver St.) at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Declared a “suave and gifted pianist” by the New York Times, Rachmanov has performed 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.

“Dmitry Rachmanov, who was a classmate of mine at Juilliard in the early 1980s, has become one of the premiere interpreters of Russian romantic piano music,” said UNCG Professor of Piano John Salmon.
“With the last name Rachmanov, eerily similar to the name of the iconic Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, it is perhaps completely appropriate that Dmitry Rachmanov will play works by both Rachmaninoff and Scriabin at his UNCG recital March 21st. Dmitry Rachmanov understands the long, deep tradition of Russian pianism, enhanced by his study with Nadia Reisenberg, Arkady Aronov, and Vitaly Margulis.”

Rachmanov is known for his historical performance practice and has performed regularly on period instruments at the Massachusetts’ Frederick Historic Piano Collection. His album “Beethoven and His Teachers,” recorded in collaboration with the pianist Cullan Bryant on the collection’s period instruments and released by Naxos in 2011, has received critical accolades.

He 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 served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and has appeared as a guest artist/teacher at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Indiana University at Bloomington, University of Michigan, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Beijing Central, Shanghai and Harbin Conservatories as well as East China Normal and Shanghai Normal Universities, among others.

A prizewinner of international competitions, he was awarded a fellowship from the American Pianists Association and received the George Schick Award for Outstanding Musicianship at Manhattan School of Music. In 2008, Rachmanov was named the Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar of the Year at California State University, Northridge. In 2015, he became an honoree of the Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars for his dedicated service to the International Community at CSU, Northridge, and he was a recipient of the Outstanding CAPMT (California Music Teachers National Association) Member, State Recognition Award.