ALEXANDER KOBRIN

JURY MEMBER – POZZOLI 2021

 

The distinguished pianist Alexander Kobrin has placed himself at the forefront of today’s performing musicians. His many prize-winning performances have been praised for their brilliant technique, musicality, and emotional engagement with the audience.
Mr. Kobrin has been an active guest soloist with leading orchestras throughout his career, including the New York Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Verdi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Moscow Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Berliner Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
He has appeared in recital at major halls worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, the Louvre Auditorium, la Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Munich’s Herkulesaal and Berlin’s Filarmonia Hall in Germany, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Sheung Wan Civic Centre in Hong Kong, and the Sala Verdi in Milan, amongst others.
In addition to his international performing career, Mr. Kobrin has also been an active figure in music education for many years. In July 2017, Mr. Kobrin joined the faculty of the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
Alexander Kobrin has released recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Quartz, and Centaur labels, covering a wide swath of the piano literature.
Born in Moscow in 1980, Mr. Kobrin was enrolled in the world-famous Gnessin Special School of Music at the age of five, after which he attended the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His teachers have included renowned professors Tatiana Zelikman and Lev Naumov. Mr. Kobrin is the winner of numerous international piano competitions and he has garnered top prizes from the Van Cliburn, Busoni, Hamamatsu, and Glasgow International Piano Competitions.

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