Mark Pakman, piano
A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, Mark Pakman’s solo recitals and collaborations with other musicians have taken him throughout North America, Mexico, Europe and Russia. He was a featured artist at a Mostly Mozart Festival and at the 8th Annual Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Musica Camerino Festival in Italy, the Bedford Springs Festivals in Pennsylvania South Hampton Chamber Music Festival, Amati Festival and Bard Festival in New York State. He also performed at the Moscow Conservatory Rachmaninov Hall and Sviatoslav Richter Museum. He has been featured in Russian and American radio and TV stations and premiered compositions by Hayes Biggs and Alexander Zhurbin. Mr. Pakman has been on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music working as an associate teacher with M-me Nina Svetlanova and teaching at the Pre-College Division. He is also on the faculty at the Montclair State University, where he initiated the MSU-Moscow Conservatory study abroad program. He has judged numerous auditions and competitions. Several of his students have won piano competition awards.