MA Belorussian State Conservatory, Piano Performance, Chamber Ensemble, and Vocal Accompaniment
DMA St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Since 1979, Victor has performed extensively throughout the Soviet Union, both as a soloist and with orchestra. Victor was the first performer of Tchaikovsky Piano Sonata in f minor in the United States, and has been introduced through concert transcriptions of the music of Bizet, Rachmaninoff, and Saint-Saens. Victor was also awarded Second Place in the Ciurlionis International Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Victor has been teaching piano on the conservatory level since 1983. Shortly after his early studies in Minsk, Belarus, he become became an Assistant Professor at the Saint- Petersburg Conservatory. Upon immigrating to the U.S., Victor has taught extensively both as a faculty member and privately.
In addition to his individual teaching experience, Victor has established a piano master class with the Homeschoolers Association of America, was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Washington Bible College, spent time as a staff musician at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, and became a faculty member at the Kirov Academy of Arts.
Victor describes his teaching approach as versatile, with a high degree of professionalism and utmost attention to student needs. He places an emphasis on flexibility in repertoire, showing a willingness to pursue student’s wishes without sacrificing the quality of education. Victor’s teaching is centered around patience, kindness, and a good sense of humor.
Victor joined Levine’s Piano Department in June of 2022.
Victor’s favorite aspect of being on faculty at Levine is “becoming a part of a great institution”.
Victor enjoys chess and creative writing.