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Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov performs March 2 at Appalachian

BOONE—Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov will perform March 2 at 3 p.m. at Appalachian State University in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

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Rachmanov is a professor of piano and head of keyboard studies at California State University. His recital will focus on “Alexander Scriabin: The Russian Prometheus.”

Rachmanov will perform preludes and etudes by Scriabin, including two movements from “Sonata-Fantasy in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19,” “Mazurka in D-Flat Major, Op. 40 No. 1,” “Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 38” and other compositions by the Russian composer of the turn of the 20th century.

Scriabin drew his inspiration from the works of Chopin, Listz and Wagner to develop an impressionistic style that experimented with harmonies and sound effects.

Rachmanov’s Boone performance is part of an all-Scriabin recital tour this spring schedule includes performances in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Moscow, Russia, Budapest, Hungary, Shanghai and Beijing, China, and Paris.

Rachmanov has garnered acclaim for his passionate performances, refined musicianship and brilliant pianism. Music critics have called his playing “dazzling, thrilling, soulful, and deeply moving.”

Hailed as a “suave and gifted pianist” by the New York Times, Rachmanov has performed at venues such as New York’s 92nd Street Y, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican and South Bank Centres, and the Beijing, Xinghai and Shenzhen concert halls in China.

Rachmanov studied at Moscow’s Gnesins School, is a graduate of The Juilliard School and holds the DMA from Manhattan School of Music.

A sought-after educator, master class clinician, adjudicator and lecturer, Rachmanov has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and he has appeared as a guest artist at schools such as Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Shanghai Conservatory and Beijing Central Music School in China, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Washington, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Florida State University, Arizona State University and Indiana University at Bloomington.