Northfield, Minnesota 55057

Virtuoso pianist Yakov Kasman will present a recital of Russian piano music on Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Since his American debut as the silver medalist at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, Kasman has performed concerts and recitals in the United States, Russia, Europe, and Asia, and appeared as soloist with more than 40 orchestras around the world. Active as a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Manhattan, Parissi, Charleston, Shanghai, Tokyo and Talich String Quartets. He regularly gives master classes and serves as competition juror.

Kasman has released 15 compact disc recordings with Calliope and Harmonia Mundi. His latest CD, Tchaikovsky (2005), received an R9 Classica/Repertoire Award. His recording of Shostakovich?s Concerto No. 1 and Schnittke?s Concerto for Piano and Strings with the Kaliningrad Orchestra (2000) received the Choc du Monde de la Musique award in France, was rated highest by Classics and was called "superlative" by the American Record Guide. The Boston Globe has written that Kasman ?possesses the soul of a poet and the sensibility of a painter.?

Kasman is a professor of piano and artist-in-residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Carleton College Concert Hall has limited disability accessibility. For more information or disability accommodations, call the Carleton music department at (507) 646-4347.

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