Free Masterclass  I  O’Donnell Recital Hall  I  Owen Center for the Arts SMU  I  6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205

Follow along as groups of Junior Competition participants play for and learn from some of the world’s top pianists and teachers.

ABOUT Alexander Kobrin, 2005 Cliburn Gold Medalist

Since winning the gold medal at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Russian National, English Chamber, Dallas Symphony, and BBC Symphony Orchestras. Recitals have taken him to major halls throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Also a committed teacher, Mr. Kobrin has been on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music since 2017, having previously served on the faculties of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University (chair) and NYU’s Steinhardt School. In addition to the Cliburn gold medal, he has won top prizes at the Busoni, Hamamatsu, and Scottish International Piano Competitions. His teachers have included renowned pedagogues Tatiana Zelikman and Lev Naumov.