Pianist - Producer - Educator
Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov received his Bachelor’s Degree from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia, where he studied under Mikhail Voskressensky. To pursue his Doctorate, Dr. Kuznetsov moved to the United States and received his Doctorate of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He holds various other degrees, including Artist Diplomas from both Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov has performed extensively throughout the world, both as a concert pianist and educator. Notable events include winning the China International Piano Competition (Beijing, 2004), the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (USA, 2003), the Caltanissetta International Competition (Italy, 1999), and the Young Texas Artist Competition in Conroe, TX (2005). After winning the 3rd China International Piano competition, Sergei became, and continues to be, a frequent performer in China. He has performed as a soloist with Beijing Symphony, Shenzhen Symphony, and Taipei Symphony orchestras and even made studio recordings for a CCTV young artist program in Shenzhen, China. Dr. Kuznetsov has gone on tour in many countries, including Italy, France, the USA, Canada, China, Israel, Mexico, Costa Rica, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Spain, and Greece. Dr. Kuznetsov has been invited as a frequent Guest Artist at both Costa Rica Piano Festival and Triumph Music Festival in Philadelphia. Since 2019 he has been a General Producer of the Glissando Piano Festival in San Diego, California.
During his tenure in the United States, Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov still enjoys educating and teaching classical music to people from all walks of life. In 2003, he participated in a series of educational projects, “Musical Awakenings”, collaborating with the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth, TX. Several of his students have gone on to win national and international prizes that have paved their way towards studies and futures in music. Dr. Kuznetsov hopes to inspire young pianists to learn and perform by building new connections, professional networks, and bridges between young talents and their audiences.