Alexandre Dossin

 


Considered by Martha Argerich an “extraordinary musician” and by the international critic a “phenomenon” and “a master of contrasts,” Steinway Artist Alexandre Dossin keeps an active performing, recording and teaching careers. He is Professor of Piano and Chair of the piano department at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he lived until he was 19, Alexandre spent nine years studying in Moscow, Russia, before establishing residency in the United States.Currently a tenured professor at the University of Oregon School of Music,  Alexandre Dossin is a graduate from the University of Texas-Austin and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia. He studied with Hubertus Hofmann and Dirce Knijnik at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, with Boris Romanov (Merzliakovsky Pre-Conservatory School in Moscow) and was assistant of Sergei Dorensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow, Russia) and Willliam Race and Gregory Allen at University of Texas at Austin (USA).

A prizewinner in several international piano competitions, Dossin received the First Prize and the Special Prize at the 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other international awards include the Silver Medal and second Honorable Mention in the Maria Callas Grand Prix, and Third Prize and Special Prize in the Mozart International Piano Competition, in addition to several prizes in Brazil.

He performed numerous live recitals for public radio in Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and Illinois, including returning engagements at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. Dossin has performed in over twenty countries, including international festivals in Japan, Canada, United States, Brazil and Argentina, in some occasions sharing the stage with Martha Argerich

        He has CDs released by Musicians Showcase Recording (Alexandre Dossin, 2002), Blue Griffin (A Touch of Brazil, 2005), and Naxos (Verdi-Liszt Paraphrases, 2007, Kabalevsky Complete Sonatas, 2009,  Kabalevsky Complete Preludes, 2009, Russian Transcriptions, 2012, Piano Music of Leonard Bernstein, 2015) praised in reviews by Diapason, The Financial Times, Fanfare Magazine, American Record Guide, Clavier and other international publications. Conductors with whom he has performed include Charles Dutoit, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Keith Clark and Michael Gielen, with orchestras including the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Brazilian National Symphony, Mozarteum University Symphony, Petrobrás Symphony and Tchaikovsky Conservatory Symphony Orchestras. Alexandre Dossin was featured in the main interview and on the cover of Clavier magazine (May, 2008) and is an editor and recording artist for Schirmer Performance Editions series (Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons in 2009,  Tchaikovsky’s Album for the Young and Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives in 2010, Liszt Consolations and Liebesträume, 2011, Rachmaninoff Preludes op. 3/2 and op. 23, 2012, Preludes op. 32, 2013). 

        A recipient of the 2015-2016 University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence, Dossin is the Vice-President of the American Liszt Society and the President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Liszt Society. He lives in Eugene with his wife Maria and children Sophia and Victor.


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