Eastman School of Music doesn't just attract some of the most gifted student musicians from all over the world, it also brings professors who are supremely talented performers to Rochester. Russian-born pianist Alexander Kobrin — who joined the Eastman faculty earlier this year — is one such musician. A 2005 Van Cliburn Gold Medal winner, Kobrin will perform solo as part of Eastman's Faculty Artist Series this Friday at Kilbourn Hall. The program includes two Beethoven piano sonatas, as well as the complete "Symphonic Etudes" by Robert Schumann. Concertgoers will get a hearty helping of chamber music from two of the 19th century's greatest compositional minds for the piano.
Alexander Kobrin will perform Friday, September 1, at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $10 general admission; free for UR students. 274-1000; esm.rochester.edu.