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This month we have a special broadcast on August 31st at 11AM EST as a part of our ’ A Teacher and A Student” series featuring Professor Alexandre Moutouzkine and 3 of his students:

Sally Yapto, piano,
1st prize at the V Anselmo International Youth Competition
Seiran Tozlian, piano,
2nd prize at the V Anselmo International Youth Competition

Yuman Xu, piano,
1st prize at the V Anselmo International Youth Competition
(zoom competition)


The Dallas Morning News wrote of a performance by Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine that he “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Mr. Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and North and South America, as well as in China and Japan. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, the Gran Canaria and Tenerife symphonies in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic. International Piano magazine hailed his recital in London’s Wigmore Hall as “grandly organic” and “technically dazzling.” His performance of the Chopin Études in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recorded live and released on the Classical Music Archives label in Russia.

Mr. Moutouzkine claimed top prizes at the Walter W. Naumburg, New Orleans, Cleveland, Montreal, Iturbi (Valencia), and Arthur Rubinstein international competitions, among others, and was a winner of Astral Artists’ 2009 National Auditions. The Philadelphia Inquirer said of his Philadelphia recital debut under Astral’s auspices that his is “a career that will matter.”

Recent highlights include debuts at the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Symphoniker, a chamber music concert in Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse with the Jasper String Quartet, an appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra on its Beyond the Score series, performances of complete solo works of Serge Rachmaninoff on the Carnegie Room series in New York, and recitals throughout Asia, including appearances in the Beijing Concert Hall and Japan’s Yokohama Hall. The Greenwich Citizen claimed of his recent debut with the Greenwich Symphony in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 that Mr. Moutouzkine is “poised to join the pantheon of greats…outperforming even the composer himself.” Following the success of a performance of his own solo piano transcription of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, performed live alongside specially commissioned animation entitled “Who Stole the Mona Lisa?” at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, he made his New York premiere of the work at the 92 Street Y concert series and the Merkin Concert Hall in the 2014–15 season.

Alexandre Moutouzkine holds undergraduate degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Music Academy and a Master’s degree and postgraduate degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky. He received a 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from MSM and joined its faculty in September 2013.

Yapto is the winner of numerous competitions and has performed in seven countries. Audiences around the world have enjoyed her musicality and convincing interpretations.

Sally Yapto made her solo debut recital in Jakarta in 2016, sponsored by I-MEC and Yamaha. Yapto has performed in a winner's gala concert in Bangkok, Los Angeles, Northridge, Korea, Jakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya. She also has performed at New York’s Indonesian Consulate, Herb Alpert Music Hall in Los Angeles, and talked with Brian Lauritzen at the Wallis Concert Hall in Los Angeles about her piano career and her perspective on specific music genres. She is the winner of the William Knabe Piano Competition, Anselmo Academy V International Piano Competition, American Soloist International Music Competition, Asia International Piano Academy Competition, Thailand's Chopin International Competition, Singapore’s Performers Festival Competition, MTNA CAPMT Sonata Competition, Yamaha National Competition, Bima Kawai International Piano Competition, and she is the youngest person to have ever achieved the highest score in the ATCL Trinity Diploma in Indonesia.

A twenty-first-century artist, Yapto is also interested in engaging with audiences beyond the conventional concert setting and enjoys community performances in settings like senior centers and leveraging digital media to connect with new audiences in new ways.

She has collaborated with numerous artists and digital brands. Currently, Yapto resides in New York City, where she is a student of Alexandre Moutouzkine at the Manhattan School of Music.

Seiran Tozlian is a 20 year old Armenian pianist and composer. He has participated in many international festivals and is the winner of many competitions such as the “Grand Piano in Palace”, “Young Talents of Russia” and the 18th International Competition “Valseia Music Junior”. Most recently he won second place at the Anselmo 5 international competition in New York and at the Chopin international competition in Hartford. Seiran graduated from the High School of Music in Rostov-on-Don where he worked with the renowned professor Sergei Osipenko. He is currently in his second year for his bachelors degree at Manhattan School of Music where he studies with Alexandre Moutouzkine.

Yuman Lucy Xu began her piano studies at the age of 4. Born in Shenzhen, China, she attended the Lang Lang Music School in her hometown from age 11 to 15. In January 2019, she moved to the United States to continue her musical studies at the Ory Shihor Institute in Los Angeles.

In 2016, she claimed first place in ASK Berlin International Piano Competition. She has performed concerts in many cities in China and held her first solo recital in Los Angeles.

In August 2018, she attended IMAE International Piano Festival in Philadelphia and was invited to Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program. She has also given concerto performances with Hong Kong Salisbury Quartet and New York International Youth Philharmonic in the same year.

In 2022, Yuman was admitted by many of the top conservatories in the U.S. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Alexandre Moutouzkine.

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