Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin took home the gold medal at the 12th Van Cliburn Piano Competition held in Fort Worth, Texas, last week. Performance Today host Fred Child talks with Kobrin in the wake of his victory.
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Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin

Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin

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Interview with Alexander Kobrin

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Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin took home the gold medal at the 12th Van Cliburn Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, last week.

A graduate student at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, 25-year-old Kobrin won first prize the Busoni Competition in 1999 and second prize at the Hamamatsu Competition in 2003.

Performance Today host Fred Child talks with Kobrin in the wake of his victory.