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Mr. Moutouzkine burst onto the U.S. concert scene at the age of 19, when he received the Special Award for Artistic Potential at the XI Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; of his performance at Van Cliburn The Dallas Morning News wrote that he played Brahms Op. 117 Intermezzi "more beautifully, more movingly, than I've ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance."
In April 2011 Mr. Moutouzkine debuted at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on the opening weekend of the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, performing Stravinsky's Firebird Suite live alongside specially commissioned animation entitled "Who Stole The Mona Lisa?". Other highlights of the 2010-2011 season include performances of "Between the Keys," a program of the complete solo piano works of John Corigliano, and continued partnerships with such artists as violist Roberto Díaz, violinist Benjamin Beilman, and the Jasper String Quartet, among others. Recent performance highlights include debuts at the Great Hall of Berlin Philharmonic performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Symphoniker under the baton of Lior Shambadal, and at Lincoln Centers Kaplan Penthouse with the Jasper String Quartet, as well as a performance of Scriabin's Piano Concerto with the Stamford Symphony under Eckart Preu and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini with Symphony in C.
Mr. Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Italy as well as in countries throughout North and South America. He has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, Gran Canary Symphony and Tenerife Symphony in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic, among many others. He has also toured the U.S. and has given concerts throughout Europe, including Rome, Madrid, and London.
Named the Second Prize winner of the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition, Mr. Moutouzkine has captured top prizes at the Cleveland, Montréal, Tivoli (Denmark), Andorra (Spain), José Iturbi (Spain), New Orleans, Maria Canals (Spain), Shanghai (China), Tongyeong (Korea), Calabria (Italy), Guerrero (Spain), Cervantes (Cuba), Pilar Bayona (Spain), St. Petersburg (Russia), and Panama international competitions. He is also a winner of Astral Artists 2009 National Auditions.
Mr. Moutouzkine holds both a Masters and a post-graduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky, and Bachelors degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and Russia's Nizhny Novgorod Music Academy.
Mr. Moutouzkine currently teaches at the Manhattan School of Music.
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Russian pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine has appeared widely on the world's great concert stages. His performance in Londons Wigmore Hall was hailed by International Piano magazine as grandly organic, with many personal and pertinent insights, offering a thoughtful balance between rhetoric and fantasy, technically dazzling. His performance of Chopin Études in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recorded live and released on the Classical Music Archives label in Moscow.
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