Piano Festivities – Friday

14 Dec 2018 13:30
14 Dec 2018 15:30
Israel Conservatory of Music,
25 Louis Marshall St, Tel Aviv

Three days of PIANO FESTIVITIES with Prize Winners of the
Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition
13 – 15 December, 2018
In memory of Jan Jacob Bistrizky


FRIDAY, 14 December, 13:30

1st Prize and Audience Favorite
at the 8th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, 1995


F. Chopin
Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 35 (Marche funèbre)
F. Chopin
Five Mazurkas
F. Chopin
F. Schubert
Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major, D. 960


Alexander Korsantia

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Alexander started his piano studies with his mother – Svetlana Korsantia and continued with Tengiz Amiredjibi, Georgia’s foremost pianist-teacher.
In 1992 he moved to the USA, joining the well-known piano studio of his countryman Alexander Toradze at Indiana University in South Bend.
Korsantia’s biography is highlighted with awards such as First Prize and Gold Medal at The Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition (1995) and First Prize at Sydney International Piano Competition (1988). In 1999, for his contributions to the Georgian Arts, he was awarded with the one of the highest national awards, medal of Honor.
Korsantia has won critical acclaim for his versatility, power and the unique sincerity of his playing. He performs in all major concert halls, collaborating with renowned artists such as: Valeri Gergiev, Christoff Eshenbach, Paavo Jarvi, Gianandrea Noseda, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Jerusalem Quartet and Sakari Oramo.

Mr. Korsantia has a busy international career, giving solo and chamber music recitals, appearing with major orchestras, such as: RAI Orchestra in Italy, Vancouver Symphony, Georgian State Symphony, Bogota Symphony, Kirov Orchestra led by Valeri Gergiev, City of Birmingham Symphony with Sakari Oramo, Bournemouth Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra and many others.

Previously a faculty member at British Colombia University, Vancouver, Mr. Korsantia is currently a Professor at New England Conservatory, Boston.


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