Bio

Dr.Sergey Kuznetsov started his musical education at the age of 5 at the Music School affiliated to the Alma-Ata Conservatory and in 1998 was admitted to the world famous Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied with an outstanding professor Mikhail Voskressensky. In 2003 he was awarded his Diploma with High Distinction. In 2002 Sergey received the prestigious Lili Kraus Scholarship at TCU (Fort Worth, TX) and commenced his Artist Diploma studies with Professor Tamás Ungár. After winning a conspicuous scholarship, Sergey was widening his education under the guidance of Joaquín Achúcarro at Dallas Southern Methodist University. Sergey Kuznetsov has received a Doctorate of Musial Arts Degree from University of Southern California in Los Angeles under the guidance of a legendary pianist Daniel Pollack. Dr.Kuznetsov also teaches composition, music industry and electro acoustic media at the Montage Group Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Sergey Kuznetsov has performed extensively throughout the world, both as soloist and chamber musician. Notable events included winning international prizes at China International Piano Competition (Beijing, 2004), Nena Wideman Piano Competition (Shreveport, Louisiana,2002), Hilton Head International Piano competition (USA, 2003),Caltanissetta International Competition (Italy, 1999), International Piano Competition in Houston, TX (2005). After winning the 3rd China International Piano competition, Sergey has become a frequent performer in China. He has performed as a soloist with Beijing Symphony, Moscow Conservatory, Almaty Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony and Taipei Symphony orchestras. He was invited to make a studio recording on the Radio & Television (CCTV) in Shenzhen for young audiences to encourage them to learn piano professionally.

Dr.Sergey Kuznetsov worked as a Teaching Assistant at University of Southern California and organized successful chamber music ensembles, masterclasses and projects at Thornton School of Music. In August 2008 his trio XYZ has toured France and collaborated with a number of famous French musicians.

During his tenure in the United States, Mr.Sergey Kuznetsov has always enjoyed teaching and advocating classical music among various groups of people. In 2003 he organized series of educational projects in collaboration with Van Cliburn Foundation. The mission was to bring classical music to children whose parents can’t afford education. The project had become so popular in Texas that Sergey had to travel around the state with his lectures and concerts. In 2005-2007 Dr. Kuznetsov worked as a Teaching Assistant in Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Several of his students have won national and international prizes that supported their way towards studies in music. Dr.Kuznetsov’s approach in piano pedagogy is to show his students how great and large the world of music actually is. His knowledge of piano repertoire is very impressive after taking a special advanced piano repertoire course at USC with Stewart Gordon, a renowned expert in keyboard literature. Member of MTNA ( Music Teachers National Association) Dr.Kuznetsov serves as an adjudicator in many national and international events, competitions and festivals. 

Since 2011 Dr.Sergey Kuznetsov is a faculty member at Lone Star College Montgomery in Houston, Texas. Sergey is a founder and managing partner of Bakitone International, agency dedicated to classical music competitions.

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Stravinsky: Pétrouchka: Three movements for Piano
Murphy: Let Hands Speak
Schumann: Three Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op.73
Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
Myaskovsky: Piano Sonata No.3 in C Minor, Op.19
Prokofiev: Sonata for Piano no 9 in C major, Op. 103
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano in C minor, Op. 34
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