Michael Bukhman, piano
Pianist Michael Bukhman has concertized across the United States, Israel, Canada, Europe, and Japan, where he recently gave his Tokyo recital debut at Ginza Yamaha Hall. Awards and honors include: medalist in the 2009 Hilton Head International Piano Competition; top-ranked winner of the 2005 Jacob K. J avits Fellowship; first-prize winner at the 2006 Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings; and laureate of the 2006 Gina Bachauer Competition at the Juilliard School. Recent radio appearances include live performances on Houston’s KUHF 88.7 FM on The Front Row, hosted by Dean Dalton, and New York’s WQXR 96.3 FM as part of McGraw Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase, hosted by Robert Sherman. An avid chamber musician, Michael has performed with some of the greatest artists of our time, including ltzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw, Peter Frankl, Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, Anthony Marwood, and others. Festival appearances include Yellow Barn Music Festival, The Perlman Music Program, and the Ojai Music Festival. He served as visiting assistant professor of music at Bard College, where he founded Play/ Chat@Bard, a concert series showcasing young musicians in performance with informal conversation. He had previously taught at Vassar College, and served on the faculties of the Young Artist Program at Yellow Barn Music Festival and the Killington Music Festival. In addition to the standard repertoire, Michael is interested in showcasing the music of our time, performing and premiering the solo piano and chamber music of such composers as Jonathan Harvey, Osvaldo Golijov, Philippe Hersant, Arlene Sierra, Judith Shatin, Tzvi Avni, Haim Shtrum, Ted Goldman, and others. He is also committed to teaching and working with children, and enjoys playing in schools as part of outreach programs. Some of these include playing at Calgary-area middle schools as part of the Honens International Piano Competition’s School Ambassador program, schools on Hilton Head Island for the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and middle and high schools in the Hudson Valley of New York. Michael attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Robert Shannon, where he recorded the complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich, becoming the first in Oberlin’s history to graduate with Honors in Piano Performance. He received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Robert McDonald. Michael is currently on the staff and faculty of New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.
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