Alexander Kobrin Faculty Recital Set for March 24

Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music announces Alexander Kobrin in concert, presented by The Jack and JoRhee Pezold Division of Keyboard Studies

KobrinCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Music lovers are invited on an exciting journey into the deep psychological world of three Viennese Titans - Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert – featuring Alexander Kobrin on piano. Kobrin's concert is scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus. Admission is free.

Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by BBC, Kobrin is at the forefront of today's performing musicians. The New York Times and others have praised his prize-winning performances for their brilliant technique, musicality and emotional engagement with the audience.

Though widely acclaimed as a performer, Kobrin’s teaching has been an inspiration to many students because of his passion for music. In 2010, Kobrin was named the L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity for the local community to hear a world renowned pianist like Alex,” said Jack Pezold, CEO of Pezold Companies and chair of the Schwob School Board of Advisors. “We will also feature him, along with his students, in our April concert at the new Steinway Hall in New York.” CSU’s Schwob School of Music is an All-Steinway School.

A school of music within a public university, the Schwob School is a community of musicians committed to the highest standards of artistry and integrity within a selective and nurturing learning environment. The Schwob School of Music's dedicated faculty of teaching artists embrace creative approaches to best practices in education, and provide a professionally focused experience preparing individuals to become leaders in the music field.

For more information about Alexander Kobrin’s recital, visit or contact Scott Harris at 706-507-8419.