Neskowin Chamber Music
A familiar face returns to the Neskowin Chamber Music stage on Sunday, April 5th when pianist Alexander Tutunov presents the sixth concert in the 2019-2020 season. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. April 5th at Camp Winema, located three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101. He replaces William Howard who is unable to travel to the U.S. from England.
Tutunov was widely recognized as one of the best pianists in his native Soviet Union before he emigrated to the United States. He won the Belarusian National Piano Competition and the Russian National Piano Competition, among other honors.
In the years since, he has maintained a busy performance schedule in Europe, China, Mexico, and the U.S. as a recitalist, orchestra soloist, and appearances on radio and television programs. At the same time, he maintains a full teaching schedule at Southern Oregon University where he is Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence. He also directs the SOU International Piano Institute. He holds a similar post at the University of Alaska Southeast. He is also in demand as an adjudicator for piano competitions.
His recording of the Abeliovich Piano Concerto was featured as part of the Emmy award winning soundtrack for a History Channel documentary “Russia: Land of Tsars.” A CD of the Tchaikovsky Concert Fantasy with the Russian Philharmonic was produced in 2008. Other recordings include “Concerto for Piano & Orchestra” by Peter Sacco with the Czech National Symphony and the solo piano works of Lev Abeliovich.
Tutunov graduated from the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory and the University of North Texas. He was awarded his doctorate diploma from the Belarusian State Conservatory.
Concerts begin at 3 p.m. April 5th at Camp Winema, located three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101.