A Piano Afternoon at NOCCA

Internationally acclaimed pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine gives masterclass to NOCCA piano students as part of concert series Flavors of Cuba: from Cuba to America.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) – 2800 Chartres Street

In partnership with the Steinway Society of New Orleans and the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO), Hall Piano Company presents Alexandre Moutouzkine for an afternoon of piano. Winner of the New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC) in 2004, Moutouzkine returns to New Orleans to perform a series of three programs celebrating Cuban Music (Sept. 26-29, 2017) and hold a masterclass for NOCCA students. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Leonardo Hernandez at leo@hallpiano.com or 504.733.8863.

 

About the Artist

In recognition of Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine’s early participation in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Competition, where he won the Special Award for Artistic Potential at age 19, the Dallas Morning News stated that Mr. Moutouzkine “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Since then, Mr. Moutouzkine went on to win top prizes in more than 20 international competitions, including the Naumburg, Cleveland, Montreal, New Orleans, Iturbi (Valencia), Maria Canals (Barcelona) and Arthur Rubinstein (Tel Aviv). He also won the Astral Artists’ 2009 National Auditions. He has appeared as a soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic, Israel Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Radiotelevision Orchestra of Spain, among other orchestras around the world. Highlights of the upcoming season include Mr. Moutouzkine’s debut at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, return engagements at Florida’s Kravis Center and Miami Music Festival, the CD release of Cuban works on the Steinway and Sons label, and performances and master classes in Shanghai, Taipei, Halle, Madrid, Havana, Bogotá, and Moscow. Alexandre Moutouzkine holds a Master’s degree and post-graduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky. He holds undergraduate degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Music Academy. Most recently Alexandre received the “Cubadisco 2017” award in Havana for his recording of Cuban music, as well as an “Artist of the Season Award” from Chamber Music International in Dallas and a “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Manhattan School of Music, where he was appointed its faculty member in September 2013.

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