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Piano Series

The Piano Series at Sacramento State presents up to four Artist Recitals and multiple masterclasses each year, featuring a wide variety of professional performers from around the country.

Admission to masterclasses is free. Artist concerts are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Capistrano Concert Hall; Recital admission is $20 general, $15 senior, and $10 student.


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Guest Artist: Alexandre Moutouzkine

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Alexandre will also present a free masterclass on Friday, February 16, at 2pm in our Concert Hall.

Alexandre Moutouzkine will perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and more, including Beethoven's Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 and Schubert's Sonata in A Major, D. 664.


Alexandre has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and North and South America, as well as in China and Japan. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic. Mr. Moutouzkine claimed top prizes at the Walter W. Naumburg, New Orleans, Cleveland, Montreal, Iturbi (Valencia), and Arthur Rubinstein international competitions, among others. International Piano magazine hailed his recital in London’s Wigmore Hall as “grandly organic” and “technically dazzling.”

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Guest Artist: Temirzhan Yershanov

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Temirzhan will also present a free masterclass on Friday, March 1, at 2pm in our Concert Hall.

Guest artist Temirzhan Yershanov will be performing works by Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt, including Schumann's Fantasie, Op. 17 and Schubert's Impromptu, Op. 90.


Temirzhan launched his international career by winning the Gold Medal at the International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau, Germany. He has toured in Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Czechia, USA, United Kingdom, China, India, and Brazil, and has soloed with many orchestras including the Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony, Zwickau Philharmonishes Orchester, Sacramento Philharmonic, Vogtland Philharmonie, and The Symphony Orchestra of India.

Temirzhan has appeared in prestigious venues such as London Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Dresden Sempergalerie, Paris Salle Gaveau, Moscow Conservatory, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Grand Halls.

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Guest Artist: Peter Dugan

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Peter will also present a free masterclass on Friday, April 5, at 2pm in our Concert Hall.

Pianist Peter Dugan will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Ginastera, and more, including Beethoven's Piano Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31 and Ginastera's "Tres Danzas Argentinas ".


Dugan’s debut performances with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony were described by the Los Angeles Times as “stunning” and by the SF Chronicle as “fearlessly athletic.” He is heard every week across America as the host of National Public Radio’s beloved program "From the Top". Mr. Dugan has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. In 2020, he joined acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell for "At Home With Music", a national PBS broadcast and live album release on Sony Classical.

This Master Class and Recital are sponsored by the John and Joyce Schaeuble Endowment for Classical Piano Performances.

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Guest Artist: Young Kim

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Young will also present a free masterclass on Friday, October 27, at 2pm in our Concert Hall.

Pianist Young Kim will perform works by Beethoven, Florence Price, Chen Yi, and Schumann, including Beethoven's Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 and Schumann's Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17.

Young Kim has been praised by critics as “a pianist who is truly passionate, sensitive, and musical … an extremely polished, expressive, and vibrant pianist,” Ms. Kim has performed internationally as a soloist in recitals and with orchestras, in addition to appearing numerous times as a chamber musician. A Steinway Artist, her many recital venues include Steinway Hall in New York City, Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall in Santa Barbara, Memorial Chapel and Proctors Theater in Schenectady, Troy Music Hall and Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy.

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