This is a video piano recording of the accompaniment of “O du, mein holder Abendstern”, from Tannhäuser by Wagner. Recorded by Kirill Kuzmin using an electric keyboard.Please give credit to the pianist when using this track, and don't sell it or distribute it over a listserv or social media.
Kirill Kuzmin is currently an assistant conductor at Houston Grand Opera. In the 2019-20 season, Mr. Kuzmin continued working on the HGO music staff for productions of Handel's Saul, Aida and Salome. He is also a music staff member at The Glimmerglass Festival. Recital appearances included the Schwabacher Debut Recital in San Francisco (with baritone Sol Jin), as well as performances at Opera America in New York, Balliol College in Oxford, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. A Russian native, Mr. Kuzmin spent three years with the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, first as a young artist and then as a full-time member of the music staff. During his time with the company, he served as a coach and accompanist on a number of Russian operas, as well as works from the standard operatic repertoire. While in Moscow, he also served as pianist and coach for operatic undertakings by the acclaimed Moscow Philharmonic. Mr. Kuzmin holds degrees in piano performance from the Moscow Conservatory and in collaborative piano from the Moscow Conservatory and the University of Michigan, where he studied with renowned collaborative pianist Martin Katz.
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