In June of 2012 CSUN Piano area chair Dmitry Rachmanov returned to China, with the solo recitals and masterclasses in the cities of Nanning and Chengdu, followed by a stop in Shanghai to conduct auditions at the Shanghai Normal University for the joint educational 3+1+1 program between SNU and CSUN. Later that month Dr. Rachmanov was the featured guest artist at the piano summer camp at the Bowling Green State University, OH. In June-July he recorded a solo album Piano Music by Nicholas Medtner in New York’s Patrych Sound Studios (to be released). In September he collaborated with Dr. Julia Heinen in their recording of a clarinet/piano album Latin Sonatas, the music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Carlos Guastavino and Marc Eychenne at the studios in Tempe, AZ. Later in September Rachmanov and Heinen were guest artist at two schools in Utah: the Brigham Young University in Provo and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, with two solo piano and two collaborative recitals as well as masterclasses. The U of U recital was reviewed by the critic Edward Reichel: http://www.reichelrecommends.com/?p=3440
In November Dr. Rachmanov toured Ball State University in Muncie, IN with Dr. Heinen, followed by his adjudication of the MTNA/CAPMT State Piano, as well as the Southern California Youth Bach Festival Piano competitions. In January, 2013 Dr. Rachmanov returned to Shanghai for the 3+1+1 program auditions, followed by a tour of South Carolina with Dr. Heinen, performing and teaching at the University of South Carolina and at Furman University. Rachmanov is to give three collaborative CSUN faculty recitals this spring on 2/03, 2/15 & 3/22 to be held at the Cypress recital Hall.
(Original story) In June CSUN Piano faculty Dmitry Rachmanov gave a concert tour of five cities in China, with solo recitals in Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shenzhen, and masterclasses/lecture-recitals at the Shanghai Normal University and the Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art in Hangzhou. In May he served on the jury of the first International Youth Competition for Amateur Pianists “Claviarium” in Moscow, Russia, and gave a recital at the memorial Sviatoslav Richter apartment. In August Rachmanov participated in the International Clarinetfest 2011 held on the CSUN campus.
In September-October Dr. Rachmanov joins fellow CSUN music faculty Julia Heinen in recitals and classes at schools in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Missouri and Illinois. On October 29 he will be a featured artist on the Northwestern University’s concert series Lisztomania, in celebration of Franz Liszt’s bicentennial year: http://www.pickstaiger.org/events/lisztomania. Last February Dr. Rachmanov was a featured artist at the American Liszt Society Bicentennial Festival held at the University of Georgia, Athens. Next May he makes an appearance at the 2012 ALS Festival, to be held at the University of Oregon.
In March Naxos label released Rachmanov’s album, recorded in collaboration a fellow pianist Cullan Bryan, entitled: “Beethoven and his Teachers” (complete music for piano four-hands): http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572519-20