pianist Misha Tumanov
Start: November 11, 2021 7:30 p.m.
End: November 11, 2021 9 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

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Misha Tumanov is a frequent performer at festivals and conferences, both as a solo and collaborative pianist, including the International Double Reed Society conference, MTNA, Piano Technicians Guild, and Orfeo Music Festival in Italy. He has been a featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the National and Youth Symphony Orchestras of Costa Rica, as well as the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. Misha has won numerous awards and competitions, including 2nd place at the East-Central Division of the MTNA National Competition, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, and 1st Prize at the Pinault International Competition in New York. In 2021, he released his second solo CD featuring works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Feinberg, and Deshevov. A CD of Shostakovich's complete early works for solo piano is planned for 2022.

Born in Ukraine, Dr. Tumanov started his musical education in Costa Rica at the Instituto Superior de Artes and the Pre-College Program of the National University, studying with Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky. After he graduated with honors from the National University at age seventeen, he continued his studies with Dr. Ray Kilburn at Ball State University, receiving a master’s degree and Artist Diploma in piano performance. Dr. Tumanov earned his doctorate at the University of Maryland under Dr. Larissa Dedova. His dissertation explored the early twentieth century Soviet avant-garde solo piano repertoire.

Dr. Tumanov is a teaching artist at the Mason Arts Academy, George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA.

Related Events

Dr. Tumanov will also present a master class at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 12 in Sursa Hall.


Dmitri Shostakovich - 24 Preludes, Op. 34
Sergei Prokofiev - Sarcasms, Op. 17
Samuil Feinberg - Sonata No. 2, Op. 2

Free Admission

This event is free and open to the public.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. On weekdays, metered parking ($1/hr) is available on the first floor of the garage until 7 p.m. at which time parking is free. This garage is free on weekends.

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