Dmitry Rachmanov at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall

During the 2013-14 season I embarked on a Scriabin Odyssey. I launched this all-Scriabin recital series on September 28, 2013, performing a CSUN faculty recital followed by recitals at CSUS and Saddleback College in October.

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) was a visionary Russian composer of the turn of the 20th century. His music encompasses a stylistic progression from his adolescent Chopinesque works to the futuristic compositions of 1910s, standing at the forefront of the early 20th century avant-garde. During his meteoric rise Scriabin's music evolved, absorbing Liszt's innovative forms, adopting Wagner's ideas of Gesamtkunstwerk, and embracing synesthesia, the association of sounds with colors (as in his groundbreaking orchestral tone poem Prometheus: the Poem of Fire), as well as spiritual mysticism. Scriabin's unique musical language reflected his philosophical ideas. Piano was Scriabin's main medium. That is where he made musical discoveries, experimenting with the harmonies and special sound effects, creating inimitable sonorities, impressions and characters. As time goes by, Scriabin's music shows no signs of aging; on the contrary, it remains relevant to this day. 2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of Scriabin's death. On the eve of this benchmark, I would like to offer an all-Scriabin piano solo program which will present a synopsis of the composer's stylistic and spiritual development through nearly three decades of creativity.

Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 Sabbatical

Engagements Schedule

September 28, 2013              Faculty recital, CSUN, CA

October 2-3, 2013                Masterclass/recital, Saddleback College, CA

October 19, 2013                 Masterclass/recital, CSUS

January 16, 2014                 Lecture/Masterclass, Brigham Young Univerisity, UT (link)

January 17, 2014                 Recital, Brigham Young Univerisity, UT(link)

January 21, 2014                  Masterclass, Utah Valley University TBA

January 28-29, 2014              Masterclass/recital, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (link)

January 30, 2014                   Masterclass, Orange County School of the Arts, CA

February 1, 2014                   Adjudication/lecture, Cal State Sacramento

February 10, 2014                Lecture-recital/class, San Francisco State University (link)

February 26, 2014                Lecture-recital/class, Boston Conservatory

February 27, 2014                  Masterclass, Boston University

February 28, 2014                  Lecture-recital, New England Conservatory, Boston

March 1-2, 2014                     Recital/masterclass, Appalachian State University, NC

March 4-5, 2014                     Recital/masterclass, University of South Carolina

March 6-7, 2014                     Recital/masterclass, Winthrop University, SC

March 10-12, 2014                 Recital/lecture, University of Oklahoma (link)

March 16, 2014                      Adjudication, masterclasses, Chapman University, CA

March 22-26, 2014                 Presentation, MTNA Conference, Chicago

April 13, 2014                       Recital, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NY (link) (read review)

April 20, 2014                       Recital, Roerich Center, Moscow, Russia

April 23, 2014                       Recital, Moscow House of Music (link)

April 25, 2014                       Recital, Goldenweiser Memorial Museum, Moscow

April 29, 2014                       Recital, Russian Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

April 30, 2014                       Recital, Goedoelloe, Hungary

June 1, 2014                       Recital, Frederick Historical Piano Collection, MA.(link)(read review)

June 6-8, 2014                      Performance, American Liszt Society Festival, James Madison University, VA

June 27-30, 2014                  Presentation, MTCA Conference, Los Angeles, CA

July 12 -August 1, 2014         Faculty, Adamant Music School, Vermont