UAB's Yakov Kasman To Open Van Cliburn Memorial Concert, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 5:00 PM CST - Watch Live Online
UAB Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence Yakov Kasman will open this special tribute concert held in honor of the late Van Cliburn. The concert features eight former Cliburn award winners and will be streamed live online from the Sundance Square Plaza in Forth Worth, Texas. Kasman, the Van Cliburn 1997 Silver Medal Winner, will open the concert with Racmaninov's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1913). The concert takes place Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM CST.
Kasman’s debut in America in 1997 as Silver Medallist in the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth was the culmination of several competition triumphs and tours in Europe and the Middle East, including prizes at the 1991 Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome, the 1991 London World Piano Competition, the 1992 Artur Rubinstein International Competition in Tel Aviv, and the 1995 International Prokofiev Competition at St. Petersburg.
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