Sunday, March 15, 10:30 am in Ann Goodman Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.
Three talented Kaufman Music Center piano students – Kyrie McKintosh, Mia Bramel and Nicole Naloy – will participate in an open class with the esteemed pedagogue and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis piano faculty member Alexander Braginsky.
Offering his audiences a repertoire that extends from Baroque to avant-garde, Mr. Braginsky has performed more than 20 world premieres, most of which were commissioned and written for him. He has performed extensively in the USSR, Israel, England, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Spain, France, Cuba and the U.S. He has also appeared on stage in collaboration with a variety of renowned artists, including Yefim Bronfman and Oleg Kagan. He and his wife, cellist Tanya Remenikova, were the first artists-in-residence appointed by Churchill College, Cambridge in 1981.
Mr. Braginsky has given numerous master classes around the world. While teaching in Vienna, Austria, he was awarded the Josef Dichler Gold Medal for outstanding achievement in 2003. Today, he teaches at the University Of Minnesota School of Music and is the co-Founder, President and the Artistic Director of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition. He also teaches a select group of international piano students at Hamline University. Mr. Braginsky has been heard on most of the world's leading classical music stations and has recorded for DFF, Sound StarTone and d’Note labels.