Artur Aksenov received his M.M. and D.M.A. from the The Gnesins’ State Musical-Pedagogical Institute in Moscow where he received a Diploma with Honors for qualifications as solo pianist, accompanist, chamber music performer and teacher. He also received a Certificate and Diploma with Honors from Yevgeny Koka Special Music School (Kishinev, Moldova) and was awarded the Academic Title of Associate Professor for the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Artur has performed with orchestras in Russia, Moldova and South Korea and given numerous recitals and masterclasses in Russia, Moldova, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Israel and the United States, including the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection.
Prior to Levine, Artur served as Associate Professor of Piano at the Gnesins’ Russian Academy of Music, a top Russian conservatory (university) in Moscow, for 25 years. Fourteen laureates of international competitions and 18 university-level piano teachers are among the more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees under his tutelage. He has carried on the tradition of his mentor, Professor Boris Moiseyevich Berlin (1906-1995), using original exercises that integrate technical, psychological and artistic training for pianists.
Artur has held numerous positions presiding over student’s musical education as Chairman (State Graduation Examination Commission for masters’ students and Music Colleges), Adjudicator (various Russian musical competitions and festivals), Committee Member (Nikolai Rubinstein Open Piano Competition), Secretary (Piano Section, Moscow Music Society) and Music Director (A.P.Chekhov Russian Drama Theater in Moldova, among others).
Artur Aksenov has authored many research publications on musical pedagogy.
Artur has been on the Levine faculty since 2010 where he teaches private piano instruction.
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“My main task as a teacher is to open up the student’s individuality. I try to develop the student’s strengths and coax along the weaknesses while supporting any and all of the student’s creative aspirations.