Intermezzo with Arik
5 – 21 May 2020
The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, in conjunction with Haaretz newspaper joined forces to bring you the Arthur Rubinstein Virtual PianoFest – ARVP, on the same dates that the 16th Rubinstein Competition was scheduled to take place.
An interview with Alexander Korsantia, winner of the Arthur Rubinstein Competition, 1995.
Alexander Korsantia was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and began his music studies at the age of 5 with his mother, professor of piano at the Tbilisi State Conservatory. He continued his studies with Tengiz Amiredjibi, considered the best piano teacher in Georgia. As a child, Korsantia won many awards. In 1988 he won first prize at the International Young Pianists Competition in Sydney Australia. In 1993, he played as a soloist with “Classica” Orchestra and the St. Petersburg “Kirov” Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Valery Gergiev. Then, in 1992, Korsantia moved with his family to the United States to continue his studies under Alexander Toradze at Indiana University. He won the gold medal at the 1995 Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, which launched his international career.