Master classes

The Alaska International Piano-e-Competition is proud to provide two master classes for piano students hailing from or residing in Alaska.  Each student will give a 10-15 minute performance, and then receive feedback and direction on how to improve from the juror. These public exhibitions provide valuable opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills and receive guidance from a world-renowned expert, teacher and pianist.

Sara Davis Buechner: master class

July 10, 2014

1–3 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, UAF
Hosted by Stella Sick, Musicians in Debut International

Sara Davis Buechner
Sara Davis Buechner

Juror Sara Davis Buechner is one of the leading keyboard artists of our time. She has been praised on four continents for her "intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess" (New York Times), "fascinating and astounding virtuosity" (Philippine Star), and "thoughtful artistry in the full service of music" (Washington Post). Winner of a bouquet of prizes at the world's great piano competitions, she established her early career with the gold medal of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and a bronze medal in the 1986 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Now residing in Canada, Ms. Buechner enjoys a vibrant international performance and recording career.

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Alexander Kobrin: master class

July 11, 2014

1–3 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, UAF
Hosted by Stella Sick, Musicians in Debut International

Alexander Kobrin
Alexander Kobrin

Juror Alexander Kobrin is the winner of numerous international piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He has received numerous special awards for his brilliant technique, his musicality, and his emotional engagement with the audience through music. He has collaborated with many of the world's major orchestras and leading conductors, and has given master classes for students around the world.

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