Phillip Kawin*, piano
American born pianist Phillip Kawin is a faculty member of Manhattan School of Music, where he currently works with a select studio of advanced pupils from around the world. Kawin studied with Jules Gentil at Paris’ École Normale de Musique graduating at age eighteen, later studying in New York City with Dora Zaslavsky at the Manhattan School of Music. His teachers have also included Gary Graffman, Artur Balsam, and John Perry. Professor Kawin has taught master classes throughout the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, China, and Australia. His recent concerts in Australia, under the auspices of Master Performers, are his sixth tour of that country. He was twice guest professor at the Moscow Conservatory International Summer School and the London Piano Festival, and for the past eight years, has been in residence at the PianoSummer international institute at SUNY-New Paltz. His most recent classes/lectures include the Cliburn Institute, Seoul National University, International Academy of Music in Italy and Russia, and at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Las Vegas. He is a Steinway artist.