Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov has garnered much acclaim for his passionate performances, refined musicianship and brilliant pianism. Hailed as an “indisputable musician” by the Brussels’ Le Soir and “suave and gifted pianist’ by the New York Times, Rachmanov has been heard at venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican and South Bank Centres, Moscow’s International House of Music, Beijing Concert Hall, and his tours brought him to Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East. He has recorded for Naxos, Navona, Omniclassic, Master Musicians and Vista Vera labels, and collaborated as a soloist with Manhattan Philharmonia, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Symphony, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony, National Orchestra of Porto, Portugal, among others. A strong proponent of the Russian repertoire, he gave the US premiere of Boris Pasternak’s Piano Sonata, broadcast nationwide by the NPR, and his recital “The Art of the 19th Century Russian Character Piece” was noted by the New York Times for “considerable color and focus” he brought to each work. He is a founding member of the Scriabin Society of America and has given world recital tours featuring the music of Alexander Scriabin. His recent recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York was called “indeed a ‘poem of ecstasy’ in every sense: giant in conception, quantity, quality, execution, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity” by the New York Concert Review.
Rachmanov’s interest in historical performance practice has brought him to the Massachusetts’ Frederick Historic Piano Collection, where he has made regular appearances performing recital series dedicated to the music of Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff on period instruments. His upcoming appearance on the series, scheduled for June, 2014, is going to feature the music of Scriabin.
The pianist has made regular appearances at the American Liszt Society festivals, including those held at the universities of Georgia (2011), Oregon (2012) and will participate in the upcoming June 2014 festival to be held at the James Madison University, VA. Dr. Rachmanov will be hosting the 2016 AML Fest at California State University Northridge.
Dr. Dmitry Rachmanov is Professor of Piano at California State University, Northridge, where he serves as Chair of Keyboard Studies. A sought-after performer, master class clinician, adjudicator and lecturer, Dr. Rachmanov has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and has appeared as a guest artist at UCLA, The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Boston University, Indiana University, Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Shanghai Conservatory, Shanghai Normal University and Beijing Central Music School. He has given presentations at the MTNA, MTAC and other conferences, and has been a frequent competition adjudicator on the international, national and local levels.
Rachmanov is a graduate of The Juilliard School and he holds the DMA from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Nadia Reisenberg, Arkady Aronov, and he coached with Yvonne Lefebure, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Menahem Pressler, John Browning and Andras Schiff. He won prizes at the Kapell, Senigallia and Awerbuch competitions, received the ArtsLink grant, held a fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the George Schick Award for Outstanding Musicianship presented by the Manhattan School of Music. In 2008 Dr. Rachmanov was named the Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar of the Year at California State University, Northridge.
Dmitry Rachmanov is a Steinway Artist.