HIGH POINT, N.C., March 29, 2016 – Aleksandra “Sasha” Kasman, winner of the inaugural High Point University Piano Competition in 2015, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.
The recital will feature Kasman playing works by Russian composers Nikolai Medtner and Sergei Taneyev.
“It is a pleasure to welcome such an exciting young pianist back to campus as a follow-up to the outstanding performance she gave at our very first competition in June,” says Marcia Dills, assistant professor of music. “It’s our goal to support talented musicians in their pursuit of performance excellence and to bring inspiration to our students by giving them access to world-renowned performers and teachers.”
Kasman, who has given solo performances around the world, is the daughter and student of internationally renowned pianist and teacher Yakov Kasman, professor of piano and artist-in-residence at the University of Alabama Birmingham. She has received numerous awards, including NFMC National Stillman-Kelley Award, Silver Medal at the VII International Competition for Young Pianists, second place and Young Jury Winner Award at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition and the PianoArts North American Competition Scholarship Award.
She is currently a junior and University Honors Program student at UAB.
The second HPU Piano Competition will be held Sept. 10 in the Pauline Theater of Hayworth Fine Arts Center.