Eugene Kaminsky

Eugene Kaminsky, piano

Teaching statement
The art of music is the art of the most universal and versatile language, which has always been justly considered an integral part of human culture and education. Teaching and learning this art from an early age is a privilege for every student and a mission for every teacher. My goal as a teacher is to convey to my students the beauty and complexity of this language, to unlock the doors to the world of meaningful sound, which we call music, and to enable my students to understand and speak this language using the art of piano. I welcome students of all ages and abilities into my studio.

Teaching bio
Born in Ukraine (former USSR), Eugene Kaminsky received his Bachelor's Degree at Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv (Israel), and his Master’s of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at College-Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati, where he was a student and later assistant to Professor James Tocco. Since 2004 Eugene has been a piano instructor at South Shore Conservatory and a faculty member of New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he teaches piano class in addition to chamber music and piano duo.

Performance bio
Being an active performer, Eugene Kaminsky is the prizewinner of several international piano competitions such as Josef Hofmann Piano Competition (USA) and "Carlo Soliva" International Piano Duo Competition (Italy) in ensemble with his wife Eva. He is an active solo and chamber music performer frequently sharing the stage with instrumentalists and singers. As a piano duo performer, Eugene gave several "pioneer" 20-century music performances such as USA premiere of Erwin Schulhoff’s Ironien in 1999, and the world premiere of Menachem Zur’s Isaiah’s Visions for piano (4-hands) and chamber orchestra in 2001. Eugene’s scholarly research projects include lecture-recital "Beethoven in 1800: Crisis of Style" and "Order of Disorder" on "Concerto for Two Solo Pianos" by Igor Stravinsky, as well as a body of articles on Robert Schumann’s editions and manuscripts. Eugene has been with South Shore Conservatory since 2004.