Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, Alexander Kobrin is at the forefront of today’s performing musicians. Since his Cliburn Competition win in 2005, he has performed in the world’s greatest halls—including New York’s Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Washington’s Kennedy Center, London’s Albert Hall, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Berlin’s Philharmonie—and with leading orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Russian National, and KBS Symphony. He has released eight CDs to great acclaim; his 2015 album was a top five of the year by Fanfare magazine. An inspiring teacher, the Moscow native recently joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and has served on the jury of several prestigious competitions.