Dmitry Rachmanov, head of Keyboard Studies, dedicated his spring 2014 CSUN sabbatical to a recital project featuring works by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) on the eve of the composer’100th memorial anniversary. The program was a synopsis of the composer’s stylistic development through nearly three decades of creativity, from his adolescent Chopinesque works through the futuristic compositions of 1910s. In addition to recitals, Rachmanov offered lectures and masterclasses, touring some twenty-plus US campuses & concert venues, including Cal State System Universities at Sacramento, San Francisco and Sonoma, as well as Brigham Young and Utah Valley, U of Nebraska at Lincoln and U of Oklahoma at Norman, a tour of Boston schools of BU, New England and Boston Conservatories
, followed by a visit to the Appalachian State (NC), University of South Carolina, Winthrop University (SC) and the Juilliard School. He then presented the program at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Moscow International House of Music and at Budapest’s Center of the Russian Culture.
Additionally, Dmitry Rachmanov took part in the annual American Liszt Society Festival held at James Madison University, VA and gave presentations at the MTNA & MTAC 2014 Conventions. In July/August Dr. Rachmanov served on the faculty of the Adamant Music School in Vermont, and on August 2-5 Rachmanov was on the jury of Los Angeles Young musicians International Competition.