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Dmitry Rachmanov

Dr. Dmitry Rachmanov is Professor of Piano at California State University, Northridge, where he serves as Chair of Keyboard Studies.

 Hailed as an "indisputable musician" by the Brussels' Le Soir and "suave and gifted pianist” by the New York Rachmanov has played at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center, London's Barbican and South Bank Centres, Beijing Concert Hall and Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and his tours have taken him to Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East. He has recorded for Naxos, Omniclassic, Master Musicians and Vista Vera labels and collaborated as a soloist with Manhattan Philharmonia, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Symphony, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony, National Orchestra of Porto, Portugal, among others. A strong proponent of the Russian repertoire, he gave the US premiere of Boris Pasternak's Piano Sonata, broadcast nationwide by NPR, and his recital "The Art of the 19th Century Russian Character Piece" was noted by the New York Times for the "considerable color and focus" he brought to each work.  He is a founding member of the Scriabin Society of America and most recently has given recital tours commemorating Alexander Scriabin’s memorial centennial, including appearances in Paris, Budapest, Moscow, Shanghai and Beijing, New York and across the United States. His April 2014 recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall was called “indeed a ‘poem of ecstasy’ in every sense: giant in conception, quantity, quality, execution, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity” by the New York Concert Review. Ithe wake of
these concerts, Dmitry has recently embarked on committing the performances of works by Scriabin on video.

Dmitry Rachmanov has been selected by the American Liszt Society to serve as Artistic Director of the 2016 ALS Festival “Liszt and Russia” to take place at Cal State Northridge next June (http://www.als2016.org/index.html).

A sought-after masterclass clinician and lecturer, Dr. Rachmanov has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  He has appeared as a guest artist and masterclass clinician at schools such as The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Boston University, Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Shanghai Conservatory and Beijing Central Conservatory. Dr. Rachmanov has been a frequent competition adjudicator in the US and Europe.

Rachmanov is a graduate of The Juilliard School and holds a DMA from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Nadia Reisenberg and Arkady Aronov, and he coached with Yvonne Lefebure, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Menahem Pressler and John Browning. He won prizes at the Kapell, Senigallia and Awerbuch competitions, received the ArtsLink grant, was awarded a fellowship from the American Pianists Association, and he was named Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar of the Year at California State University Northridge. His most recent awards include Phi Beta Delta’s Outstanding Faculty Award (CSUN, 2015) and the Outstanding CAPMT (MTNA California) Member State Recognition Award 2015.

Dmitry Rachmanov is a Steinway Artist.