March 18, 2018|2:30 pm
You will be spellbound by the Artistry of piano virtuoso Dr. Alex Wasserman. Enjoy an afternoon of solo piano works by one of the region’s finest concert pianists. Co-sponsored by Berry College.
Wasserman, a native of Los Angeles, began formal piano studies with Suzanne Julian. He went on to receive degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music (BM), the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM), and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (GPD). Most recently, he completed the prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts program in Piano Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His primary teachers include Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Yong-Hi Moon, Daniel Shapiro, and Antoinette Perry. Additional study with Paul Schenly and Sergei Babayan has also been of primary influence.
Hailed as a “sensitive and sophisticated artist,” pianist Alexander Wasserman is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most engaging performers of his generation. His performances are frequently broadcast on television and classical radio stations throughout the country.
Dr. Wasserman is a recent prize winner of the Bauru/Atlanta piano competition and maintains an active concert schedule, with recent recital performances in the cities of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, La Jolla, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Portland, Santa Barbara and Washington, D.C. As a chamber musician, he frequently collaborates with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as guest pianist with the Atlanta Chamber Players. A recent performance of Schubert’s “Trout” quintet with the Atlanta Chamber Players resulted in immediate re-engagement for the Brahms Piano Trio in C Major. He is frequently featured as guest artist for the Atlanta Symphony’s “pre-concert chamber series,”
Equally dedicated to the education of emerging talent, Dr. Wasserman was recently appointed Artist-in-Residence at Reinhardt University (GA). He also served as Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University (OH). In addition, he serves as Founder and Artistic Director of the Reinhardt Piano Festival and Academy – an intensive one-week summer piano festival held at Reinhardt University. Dr. Wasserman also maintains a private piano studio; his students have been prize winners in a wide variety of prestigious competitions throughout the region.
Dr. Wasserman currently resides in Marietta, GA with his wife, Jessica Oudin, a member of the Atlanta Symphony viola section.