Pianist Alexander Kobrin

Van Cliburn-Winning Pianist Alexander Kobrin Performs Beethoven’s Monumental Catalog of Piano Sonatas on Faculty Artist Series Recitals

When Eastman School of Music Professor of Piano Alexander Kobrin landed in Fort Worth, Texas for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, it was his first time in the United States. Born and trained in Moscow, Kobrin remembers his father was watching a documentary on Texas ranches and cowboys back in Russia at…

BIODANCE at the Rochester Museum & Science Center

OSSIA and BIODANCE Collaborate with Interactive Concerts Examining Climate Change

Collaborative performances by OSSIA New Music, the student-run new music organization at the Eastman School of Music, and BIODANCE, a contemporary dance company based in Rochester, will examine the topic of climate change and the merging of technology and nature. Using movement, music, and interactive technology, the performances on August 23 and 24, both at…

Eastman Concerts & Events: September/October 2023

As a new school year approaches, we are pleased to highlight some of the concerts and events taking place at Eastman this September and October. Presenting a wide range of events featuring internationally accomplished faculty and guest artists in addition to world-class student ensembles, these events will be held in Eastman’s stunning performance spaces: Kodak…

Eastman Faculty Artist Series Fall 2023: 13 Performances Featuring Internationally Renowned Faculty Artists

The Eastman School of Music is excited to announce the Faculty Artist Series for the fall 2023 semester, an opportunity for our world-renowned and internationally acclaimed faculty members to demonstrate their virtuosity and artistry in Eastman’s spectacular performance venues. The exciting array of concerts includes:   Friday, September 1, 2023 | Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30…

The Twelfth Annual Rochester Fringe Festival Features Eastman Faculty, Students and Alumni

Faculty members, students and alumni from the Eastman School of Music, of the University of Rochester, will be featured at several venues in and around downtown Rochester during the twelfth annual Rochester Fringe Festival (Fringe), running from September 12-23, 2023. Additionally, Eastman’s venues will play host to several events. The schedule of Fringe shows taking…

Eastman School of Music Announces 12 New Faculty Members

Eastman School of Music, of the University of Rochester, is proud to announce 12 new full-time faculty appointments for the 2023-24 academic year:            Justin Benavidez, Associate Professor of Tuba  Joella Bitter, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Joshua Conyers, Assistant Professor of Voice Ran Dank, Associate Professor of Piano Patrick Diamond, Associate Professor of Opera and Director of Production…