Yakov Kasman

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Yakov Kasman (born February 24, 1967) is a Russian American classical pianist,[1][2] professor of piano, and artist-in-residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Since his American debut as the silver medalist at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, Yakov Kasman has performed concerts in the United States, Russia, and Asia, and appeared as a soloist with more than fifty orchestras.

Kasman became an American citizen in 2006.[3]


Kasman has performed piano concertos and recitals at numerous summer festivals including Brevard, the Peninsula, Las Vegas, Lake Placid, Sewanee and the Grand Teton winter festival. Active as a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Manhattan, Parissi, Charleston, Shanghai, Tokyo and Talich String Quartets. He regularly gives master classes and serves as competition juror.[4][citation needed]

Reference Orchestras[edit]

Kasman has appeared as soloist with more than fifty orchestras. The list includes:

  • the Pacific, Syracuse, Omaha, Oregon, Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Ft. Worth, Alabama, Huntsville and Montgomery Symphonies
  • the Athens - Greece State Orchestra
  • the Orchestra de Lille in France
  • the Orquestra Simfonica de Baleares, Spain
  • the Singapore Symphony
  • the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan
  • the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea
  • the Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
  • the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • the Alabama Symphony Orchestra


Kasman has 14 CD recordings with Calliope and Harmonia Mundi.


  1. ^ Hart, Jack (2011-07-15). Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction. University of Chicago Press. pp. 167–. ISBN 978-0-226-31814-1. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ Morin, Alexander J. (2002-04-25). Classical music: the listener's companion. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 715–. ISBN 978-0-87930-638-0. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Well-known pianist Yakov Kasman to perform for next Huntsville Chamber Music Guild concert". al. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  4. ^ "Dr. Yakov Kasman Named Distinguished Professor - CAS - News | UAB". www.uab.edu. Retrieved 2021-11-15.