2024 Performers

CRUX
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Clarinet, and Lisa Moore, Piano

Following their triumphant collaboration at the 2023 Sydney Festival, the multifaceted keyboardist and vocalist Lisa Moore and virtuoso clarinetist Lloyd Van’t Hoff formed CRUX – a duo project exploring, arranging, and presenting recent and new commissioned musical works, alongside traditional and modern classics.

Blending the warm, rich energy of piano and clarinet, this cross-continental Australian-born duo have, in the 2023-2024 season, performed diverse and powerful programs in New York City, New Haven, Detroit, Melbourne and Brisbane – bringing audiences works ranging from acoustic chamber music, to solos with text, backing tracks and visual projections, in addition to trio collaborations with guest artists. With repertoire ranging from classics by Berg, Bernstein, and Brahms to new works by modern composers such as Martin Bresnick, Elena Kats-Chernin, and Peter Sculthorpe, CRUX approaches everything they perform with incredible virtuosity and panache.

“[CRUX] delivered a brilliantly lyrical performance.” Sydney Festival, Sydney Morning Herald

“Lisa Moore and Lloyd Van’t Hoff rock the boat with their new duo Crux.” BargeMusic NYC, Steve Smith Night after Night

Lisa Moore
Piano

Lisa Moore is a multifaceted pianist, recording artist, and avid collaborator.

She has been living and working in the vibrant new music scene of New York City since 1985. Collaborating with contemporary composers, given her special passion and advocacy for the music of our time, Moore has performed hundreds of world premieres and recorded over 40 albums. She won the silver medal in the 1981 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition and for sixteen years (1992-2008) was the founding pianist for the electro-acoustic sextet Bang On A Can All-Stars. Together they toured the world, winning Musical America’s 2005 Ensemble of the Year award.

The New Yorker describes Moore as “visionary” and “New York’s queen of the avant-garde piano” while The New York Times singled out her playing for its “life and freshness” and “fragility and tenderness”. Pitchfork claims “she’s the best kind of contemporary classical musician, one so fearsomely game that she inspires composers to offer her their most wildly unplayable ideas”.

Moore has performed throughout Europe, the UK, USA, Asia, and her native Australia – on the world’s great stages – Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, La Scala, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and Vienna’s Musikverein. She has released twelve piano albums and more than thirty chamber music discs. In June 2022, Moore released her latest solo album of music by the American composer-pianist Frederic Rzewski (1938-2021) – no place to go but around – to compelling notice. The New York Times remarked the album has “a greater range of emotion than other interpreters. It is meticulous, clever, and hits the gas with controlled force”. Gramophone writes of her 2015 Mad Rush Philip Glass disc “what becomes abundantly clear is Moore’s highly developed, intuitive and nuanced approach to this music”. ABC 24 Hours wrote about Moore’s Leoš Janáček album: “it is among my favourite recordings, indeed it combines the best of approaches – there is a greater rhythmic tension and the piano sound is rich and natural”. Moore’s 2016 album The Stone People was selected by The New York Times Top Classical Albums 2016 and Naxos Critics’ Choice 2017.

Moore’s concerts alongside leading musicians includes Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Iva Bittova, Bryce Dessner, Don Byron, Brett Dean, London Sinfonietta, New York City Ballet, Albany Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Moore has performed under the batons of David Robertson, Leonard Bernstein, Bradley Lubman, Richard Mills, Reinbert de Leeuw, Pierre Boulez, Jorge Mester, Benjamin Northey, Angel Gil-Ordonez, Steven Schick, and Edo de Waart.

Moore has collaborated with hundreds of composers on their music – including Elliot Carter, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Louis Andriessen, Frederic Rzewski, Ornette Coleman, Jonny Greenwood, Paul Dresher, David Lang, Don Byron, Martin Bresnick, Elena Kats-Chernin, Michael Gordon, Annie Gosfield, Paul Grabowski, Gerard Brophy, Michael Smetanin, Kate Neal, Thurston Moore, Kate Moore, Pamela Z, Missy Mazzoli, Harriet Steinke, and Julia Wolfe.

Moore’s festival guest appearances include Lincoln Center, BAM Next Wave, Big Ears, Banff, Crash Dublin, Vienna, Graz, Trondheim, Oslo, Hamburg, Rome, Venice, Palermo, Turin, Aspen, Tanglewood, Gilmore, Chautauqua, LOUD Weekend MassMoca, PianoSpheres, Huddersfield, Paris d’Automne, Grenoble, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Taormina, Leningrad, Moscow, Lithuania, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne Metropolis, Israel, and Warsaw. She is a member of the chamber groups Grand Band, Ensemble Signal, Mammoth Trio, Crux, and TwoSense.

Lisa Moore is a Steinway artist.

Lloyd Van't Hoff
Clarinet

Born in Darwin, Australia, and hailed as, "A technical and expressive master of his instrument" (The Age), Lloyd Van’t Hoff came to prominence as the winner of the Grand Prize and Sir Charles Moses Trophy, along with the Triffitt Prize in the 2015 Symphony Australia ABC Young Performers Awards.

He made his concerto debut in 2014, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with Orchestra Victoria and has since featured as a concerto soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. A regular performer at chamber music festivals in Australia and around the world, Van’t Hoff has appeared as a chamber musician at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Musica Viva Festival and the Huntington Estate Music Festival in Australia, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in the USA, the International Festival of Modern Music in Beijing, the Menhuin Festival in Switzerland, the Young Euro Classic in Germany, the Grafenegg Summer Music Festival in Austria, and the Banff Centre in Canada.

Van’t Hoff is a founding member of the award-winning Australian wind quintet, Arcadia Winds. In 2015, the ensemble was announced as Musica Viva Australia’s inaugural FutureMakers, performing at major chamber music festivals all around Australia, touring mainland China and making an appearance at the BBC Proms Australia Chamber Music series. The ensemble have demonstrated their commitment to fostering new music by Australian composers, establishing the Arcadia Winds Composition Prize, whilst commissioning and premiering dozens of new works by Australian composers such as Andrew Ford, Lachlan Skipworth, Elizabeth Younan and Kate Neal. In 2017 the ensemble released their debut eponymous EP, Arcadia Winds, in collaboration with ABC Classic.

As a recitalist, Van’t Hoff has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, City Recital Hall, Elder Hall and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2023. He collaborates regularly with some of Australia and the world’s leading chamber music ensembles and musicians, including the Australian String Quartet, Goldner String Quartet, Flinders Quartet, Omega Ensemble, accordion virtuoso James Crabb, pianists Tamara Anna Cislowska, Dejan Lazic and Lambert Orkis, principal flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Emily Beynon and the clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins.

He has appeared as principal clarinet with several Australian Orchestras, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, as well as performing as principal bass clarinetist of the Opera Australia Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

In 2022 Van’t Hoff was appointed as the Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s Winterschool where he oversees the development and running of the Festival’s Winterschool and Winterschool Outreach programs. He has served as causal teaching faculty at Melbourne University and the Yale School of Music, has been a guest artist in residence at the Karlstad Universitet Muikhogskolan Ingesund in Sweden, and has conducted masterclasses and teaching residencies in the USA, Canada and throughout Australia. Currently, Van’t Hoff serves as Head of Woodwinds at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium.

As a recording artist, Van’t Hoff has appeared on the ARIA Award winning album Conversations with Ghosts alongside Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly, recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, composer James Ledger and the students of the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2021, Van’t Hoff self released his debut solo album, Johannes Brahms: Music for Clarinet and Piano, in which his performance of the Clarinet Sonatas by Brahms were described as “Interpretations [that] live in the memory for their verve and deep musicianship.”

Van’t Hoff completed his undergraduate education with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, studying under the tutelage of Paul Dean and Floyd Williams, and was a winner of the university’s Postgraduate Award. He furthered his study at the Australian National Academy of Music, learning from principal clarinetist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, David Thomas and winning the institution’s Director’s Prize for Most Outstanding Student. In 2021 Van’t Hoff commenced a Masters of Music degree at the prestigious Yale School of Music studying under the mentorship of David Shifrin. Whilst studying at Yale he was a recipient of the university’s Keith Wilson Scholarship.

Lloyd Van’t Hoff is a Buffet Crampon endorsed artist.

ViMaDeAn Duo

Founded in 2010 at the Yale School of Music, ViMaDeAn Duo has had premiere performances throughout the globe, conducted workshops on three continents, and worked with a variety of composers and artists to bring new compositions to diverse audiences around the world. Their recent appearances include performances at music festivals in Brazil, Russia and France.

Striving to expand the repertoire for violin and percussion, ViMaDeAn Duo dedicates their artistic brilliance to the creation of new chamber music works, education of all-age audiences and uplifting people through their music-making. They work closely with living composers to expand the original repertoire for such a unique instrumental combination.

Following the receipt of the Community Engagement Award from the Yale School of Music, ViMaDeAn Duo started their extensive outreach programs cycles in hospices and schools. Feeling a current need of being more than just concert performers ViMaDeAn Duo is an avid participant in charity concerts with various foundations throughout the world including American Best Buddies Foundation and Miloserdie among others.

ViMaDeAn Duo has been featured soloists with the “The Seasons” chamber orchestra, ARCO chamber orchestra, North Georgia Chamber Symphony and Ensemble Eclectica among others.
Currently ViMaDeAn Duo is collaborating with several composers and multimedia artists on creating a program to raise awareness about natural disasters humanity is facing presently and to make a positive impact on the future of our planet.

Anastasia Petrunina,
Violin

Born in Ukraine, violinist Anastasia Petrunina has been heard around the globe performing in such prestigious halls as Carnegie Hall and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory as well as touring and giving masterclasses in Russia, France, United States, Brazil, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and China.

Ms. Petrunina was a featured soloist with the Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, Novaya Rossiya Symphony Orchestra, Yale Chamber Orchestra, Aiken Civic, North Georgia Chamber Symphony and ARCO Chamber Orchestra. She also took part in the recording of the music for the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014.

Ms. Petrunina is currently the concertmaster of the Augusta Symphony and Assistant Concertmaster of the Venice Symphony. Ms. Petrunina was a guest concertmaster for the Grand Opening of the Xian Opera House in China and has led the Saratov, Guiyang, Asheville, Savannah and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestras. She collaborated with conductors such as Valeriy Gergiev, John Williams, Robert Spano, Reinbert de Leeuw, Yoel Levi, Yuri Bashmet and Peter Oundjian. Ms. Petrunina is a recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the First Prize at the Homecoming Festival Award (Moscow, Russia), and a Laureate of the “Madrid Nights” International Competition (Madrid, Spain). She is also a recipient of a prestigious Shevron Inc Award in the field of Arts.

A passionate proponent of new music and living composers, Ms. Petrunina has commissioned several works which take a special place in her concert repertoire. Anastasia enjoys being a part of ViMaDeAn Duo, established in 2010 with her husband Denis Petrunin. Anastasia and Denis have collaborated with composers and artists to record and release a CD where every piece is dedicated to the important matter of environmental issues.

Ms. Petrunina began her violin studies at the age of six after her family moved to Kamchatka, Russia. Anastasia received her Bachelor degree at the Moscow Conservatory College and Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music. She also holds Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Georgia where she studied under the guidance of a renowned violinist Levon Ambartsumian. In addition to her passion for teaching, making desserts and cross-stitching, Anastasia’s heart melts around cats, charming gardens and classic literature.

Denis Petrunin,
Percussion

Denis Petrunin has distinguished himself as a leading percussionist in the solo, chamber, and orchestral spheres. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and other prestigious concert venues in the United States, Russia, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, England, France, Holland, Spain, and Greece.

Denis made his Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory debut performance at the age of 10. He is frequently invited to teach masterclasses around the world and has been serving on various jury panels including the Italy Percussive Arts Society International Competition in Italy and the Drumwave International Festival Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dr. Petrunin has recently joined the faculty roster of the Curtis Institute of Music’s Mentor Network online learning program. His performances have been broadcast on WHYY radio (Philadelphia, PA). His awards include the Avedis Zildjian Percussion Scholarship, PASIC 2009 Chamber Competition Winner, and the Spivakov Foundation Scholarship. His name has been featured in the Percussive Arts Society Rhythm Scene, The Strad, and other prestigious magazines.

Denis and his wife, violinist Anastasia Petrunina, have founded a concert duo named ViMaDeAn. Their performances have been welcomed by various audiences in the United States, Europe and Asia. Striving to expand the repertoire for violin and percussion, ViMaDeAn Duo dedicates its artistic brilliance to the creation of new chamber music works, education of audiences of all ages, and uplifting people through music-making. They work closely with living composers to expand the original repertoire for their unique instrumental combination.

Dr. Petrunin held the position of Co-Principal Timpanist of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra in Moscow, Russia during the 2007–2008 concert season. He also was the Principal Timpanist/Percussionist of The Moscow Chamber Opera Theatre and the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre.

Denis holds degrees from the Gnessins School of Music (PD), the Curtis Institute of Music (BM), Yale University (MM, AD) and University of Georgia (DMA).

Currently Dr. Petrunin is the principal timpanist with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. He also frequently performs with the Atlanta Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Charleston and Venice Symphony. Denis proudly endorses Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth sticks and Zildjian cymbals.

Amanda Gookin,
Cello

Praised for her “expert technical work” (The Strad), cellist Amanda Gookin "pushes Classical forward" (LA Times) and champions the future of music through the creation and bold performance of new works, and a dedication to education, culture, and community engagement. 

Her initiative Forward Music Project, “a premier example of feminist advocacy done right” (I Care If You Listen), commissions new multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment through raw performances and educational initiatives. Since its inception in 2015, FMP has commissioned 18 new works by such composers as Pamela Z, Paola Prestini, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Kamala Sankaram, and Nathalie Joachim. She has been presented by The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), The Wallis (Los Angeles), National Sawdust (New York City), OK Electric (Tulsa, OK), Forbes Center (Harrisonburg, VA) Park Avenue Armory (New York City), and deDoelen (Rotterdam, NL). Her first solo album, Forward Music Project 1.0 was listed in The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020 by the New York Times. Her 2021 sophomore solo album, FMP 2.0: in this skin, was praised as “cello playing at its height; delivering art” by The WholeNote.

Amanda was the founder and decade-long cellist of the contemporary improvising string quartet, PUBLIQuartet. PQ was the 2017/18 Quartet-In-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and recipient of the 2019 Chamber Music America Visionary Award. Amanda initiated PQ’s composer program, PUBLIQ Access, to commission works by emerging composers who significantly impact a new approach to writing for string quartet. In pursuit of socially conscious programming, her album with PUBLIQuartet, Freedom and Faith, addressed the resilience of the female spirit throughout history and received a GRAMMY Award Nomination in 2020.

An advocate for new music, Amanda is a member of Contemporaneous, a New York-based chamber ensemble dedicated to performing and promoting contemporary music; and Nu Deco, a Miami-based ensemble presenting genre-bending music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues. She has performed with International Contemporary Ensemble, Wordless Music Orchestra, Shattered Glass, S.E.M. Ensemble, LA Dance Project, and Beth Morrison Projects as well as jazz and pop artists Sigur Rós, Macy Gray, Cory Henry, Billy Childs, Kimbra, Ben Folds, and James Carter.

Designing and leading courses on social leadership, music history, and improvisation, her work has reinvigorated the core curriculum at The New School College of Performing Arts and SUNY Purchase. Amanda is a sought-after public speaker on the intersections of activism and music and has made appearances on TEDxMidAtlantic, Houston Public Media, Second Inversion, and I Care If You Listen. 

Fulfilling her strength and passion for activating change and innovation from both sides of the stage, she currently serves as Executive Director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Virginia, the NYC Program Director of New Music USA’s program New Music Inc., and served as the Executive Director of the MATA Festival from 2001-2003. Amanda is passionate about supporting artist and small to mid-sized organizations through a variety of support systems from artist coaching and non-profit consulting to bespoke website design.

When not behind the cello, Amanda can be found riding horses, taking ridiculous photos of her pets in costumes, learning to make pottery, and hiking any trail she can find. She is the proud player of a cello made by David Wiebe in Woodstock, NY.

Carrie Frey,
Viola

Carrie Frey is a New York City-based violist, teacher, improviser, and composer focused on inquisitive collaborations and encouraging creativity in her students. An enthusiastic proponent of new music, she has premiered over 250 pieces.

Frey is the violist of the Rhythm Method, “a group of individuals with distinct compositional voices and a collective vision for the future of the string quartet,” (I Care If You Listen) and a founding member of string trio Chartreuse and string quartet Desdemona. She has performed with many of New York City’s notable contemporary ensembles, including Wet Ink Large Ensemble, AMOC*, Talea Ensemble, Wavefield, Cantata Profana, and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Frey improvises as a member of Simone Baron’s genre-bending Arco Belo ensemble and with electroacoustic trio Hierophant (with Alex van Gils and Alec Goldfarb). Her compositions, described as “a moldering compost heap” (I Care if You Listen), have been performed by the Rhythm Method, Arco Belo, Adrianne Munden-Dixon, and Kal Sugatski. Her debut sonata album, The Grey Light of Day, with pianist Robert Fleitz, was released in 2016, and her first solo album, Seagrass: Works for Solo Viola, was released on Gold Bolus in December 2023.

Carrie is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music Contemporary Performance Program, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

“As bold as these pieces are, Frey conjures an inviting warmth that leaves her virtuosity on the margins, placing the focus on her humanity.” (Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Best Contemporary Classical, December 2023)

“Not only a great technique but a verve and grit and just a commitment to pushing her instrument forward.” (AnEarful, December 2023)

Domenic Salerni,
Violin

Domenic Salerni is a violinist, composer, arranger, and teacher. A member of the multiple GRAMMY© Award-winning Attacca Quartet, Domenic is based in Brooklyn, NY. As a musician with wide-ranging interests, Domenic is always excited to collaborate with creatives from all walks of life.

Recently, Attacca Quartet was featured on Sylvan Esso’s “Live from Electric Lady,” playing arrangements by Gabriel Kahane including “Will the Night,” a tune by the late Mimi Parker of the band Low. In addition to a busy touring schedule including appearances at Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Kings Place, London, the Amsterdam Strijkkwartet Biënnale, the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, and the Petit Palau de la Musica, Barcelona this season, Attacca looks forward to performing this summer at the Ojai Festival, Kronos Quartet Festival in San Francisco, and an appearance at Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center made possible by Carnegie Hall.

Last summer, Domenic and the rest of his quartet mates were asked to compose original music for the podcast “The Sound: Mystery of Havana Syndrome” produced by Project Brazen and Goat Rodeo Productions.

Domenic looks forward to the premiere of his Piano Trio No. 2 “Elegiac” based on Ukrainian themes at Richmond, Virginia’s newest chamber music series, The Belvedere Series, in April. In August, he will join the Palaver Strings at the Screen Door Festival in Maine, where he will perform his own original arrangements of 60s Civil Rights Era protest songs (The Freedom Singers, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, and more) with tenor Nicholas Phan. This set of songs will be recorded by Palaver with engineer Alan Bise on Azica Records in September.

In the summer of 2021, Domenic’s first string quartet, “Trilobites,” after a short story by Breece D J Pancake, was premiered at the inaugural Appalachian Chamber Music Festival in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Domenic was the first violinist of the Dalí Quartet from 2016-2020, where he collaborated extensively with musicians like Ricardo Morales and Olga Kern. The Dalí Quartet recorded the Brahms and Shostakovich piano quintets with Kern for Delos Records in 2019. With the Dalí Quartet, Domenic was a recipient of the Atlanta Symphony Talent Development Program’s 2019 Aspire Award.

As a guest artist of the Chiarina Chamber Players, Domenic was a recipient of a 2020 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant for the song cycle “The Best Cuisine” by Carlos Simon, which was premiered with guest bass-baritone Carl DuPont in 2021.

In 2020, as part of his response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Domenic helped set up the Philadelphia Musicians Relief Fund which has since raised over $100,000 in aid and continues to provide support for Philadelphia area musicians.

In 2010, while a graduate student at the Yale School of Music, Domenic composed and performed an original film accompaniment to the first full-length Italian feature film, Giuseppe De Liguoro’s “Dante’s Inferno” (1911). Domenic holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Yale School of Music, where he was a winner of the 2010 Yale Chamber Music Society Award.

Domenic can be found on albums released by Nonesuch Records, Sony Classical, Better Company Records, Loma Vista Recordings, Delos Music, and Artek, and his more experimental projects can be found on Bandcamp.

Konstantin Soukhovetski,
Piano

Konstantin Soukhovetski is rapidly earning a reputation as a “young pianist who captivates” with his “distinctive lyricism,” “immaculate technique,” and “vigor...refinement... and drama.”

Following the premiere of his transcription of R. Strauss’ Four Last Songs at L’Esprit du Piano Festival in Bordeaux, France, Konstantin has taken the piece around the world on his South African Tour as well as many US venues including NYC’s Lyric Chamber Music Society, Nevada City’s Music In The Mountains, New Orleans’ MASNO, Sacramento’s Crocker Museum and Pianofest in the Hamptons where Konstantin has been Artist In Residence since 2011.

Highlights of Konstantin’s performing career include appearances with the Johannesburg Philharmonic and Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra as part of his South African tour as well as with the Symphony Orchestras of Miami, Richmond, Austin, Auburn, Westmoreland, Virginia and Asheville Symphony Orchestras. His solo performances have taken him to London’s Wigmore Hall, Weill Recital and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland to name a few. Following his 2006 William Petschek Debut Recital Award performance at Alice Tully Hall, in New York’s Lincoln Center, The New York Times headlined its review: “Romanticism so intense it warms up Philip Glass.”

Konstantin has worked with an array of distinguished conductors, among them: Daniel Meyer, Gérard Korsten, Eduardo Marturet, Rebecca Miller, James DePreist, Emmanuel Siffert, Jahja Ling, François-Xavier Roth, Doron Salomon, Timothy Muffitt, Conrad von Alphen, Michael Goodwin, Stephen Ramsey, Mary Woodmansee Green, Enrique Bátiz Campbell, Allan Stephenson, David Scarr, Omri Hadari, Andrew Grams, and Emil Tabakov.

In 2019, Konstantin won the Innovation Award from Music Academy Of The West for the IZ YD SHUT multimedia performance project to be produced in 2020-2021. This season, Konstantin’s new Vegas-style piano cabaret “In His Shoes” can be seen at Southampton Inn’s Claude’s in Southampton, NY. An autobiographical narrative features a set of popular hits of Madonna, Celine Dion, Broadway medley all arranged by Konstantin as well as beloved classical repertory.

Konstantin has enjoyed a long collaboration with Russian-American award-winning composer Polina Nazaykinskaya. With Polina as composer, he is currently working on his first opera libretto for “Victoria,”commissioned for the 75th Anniversary Season of Mississippi Opera. Konstantin’s collaboration on Polina’s first opera, “Magic Mirror,” for Boston’s Juventas New Music Ensemble found him in the position of the assistant music director and language and acting coach. In 2018, Konstantin gave world premiere of Polina’s new ballet “Nostalgia” commissioned and choreographed by Pascal Rioult of Rioult Dance at the Joyce Theater in New York City. He is currently premiering a piano work “Sparks” composed for him by Ms. Nazaykinskaya that will also be a at the center of a short film they are currently producing.

Konstantin is a board member of Southampton Cultural Center, NY where is an Managing Director of The Rising Stars Piano Series, Advisory board member of International Music Sessions, NY and Pegasus Orchestra, NJ and has served on the juries of numerous competitions.

Konstantin is an alumnus of The Juilliard School where he earned his BM, MM, and AD degrees under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. Born in Moscow to a family of artists, he studied with Anatoly Ryabov at the Moscow Central Special Music School under the auspices of the Moscow State Conservatory.

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