Bio


Hailed as a “sensitive and sophisticated artist,” pianist Alexander Wasserman is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most engaging performers of his generation.

A recent prize winner of the Bauru/Atlanta piano competition, Dr. Wasserman maintains an active concert schedule, with recent recital performances in the cities of Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, La Jolla, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Santa Barbara.  His performances have frequently been broadcast on television and classical radio stations, including Atlanta’s NPR affiliate WABE 90.1 Chicago’s WFMT 98.7 FM, and Los Angeles’ KUSC 91.5.

As a concerto soloist, Dr. Wasserman has appeared with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic (CA), the New Valley Symphony (CA), the Suburban Symphony (OH), the Parma Symphony (OH), and with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra.  Recent and upcoming performances include concertos by Beethoven, Grieg, Liszt, Rachmaninov, and Tchaikovsky.

A committed chamber musician, he regularly appears with some of the most preeminent musicians in the United States.  His performance of Schubert’s Trout Quintet with the Atlanta Chamber Players in the fall of 2012 led to an immediate re-engagement and performance of Brahms’ C Major Piano Trio later that season.

Equally dedicated to the education of emerging talent, Dr. Wasserman serves on the music faculty at Reinhardt University (GA), and in the preparatory department at Clayton State University (GA).  Previous to his move to Atlanta, he served as Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University (OH).  Furthermore, Dr. Wasserman has masterclasses at University of St. Thomas (MN), Westmont College (CA), Cleveland Music School Settlement (OH), Youngstown State University (OH), and Kennesaw State University (GA – fall 2013).  He also maintains a private piano studio in Atlanta, GA.

Alexander 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 Doctoral 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.

Dr. Wasserman currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Jessica Oudin, a member of the Atlanta Symphony viola section.

 

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