Alexandre Dossin


        Piano has been my life since my early years in Brazil. I am often asked the question “When did you decide to become a pianist?” and my answer is always the same: I never actually decided, it just happened. My only dream was simply to dedicate all my life to this wonderful art, and I have definitely been blessed with wonderful opportunities. One of those opportunities happened in 1989 when I received a full scholarship to study in Moscow, Russia. That country was extremely generous to me, giving me a world-class education, lots of practice time, and never asked for anything in return. I am very honored to be giving some of it back through my work with Naxos - the two Kabalevsky CDs, “Liszt in Russia” - and Hal Leonard (most of the editions I worked as a recording artist and editor for Schirmer Performance Editions were dedicated to Russian music: Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons and Album for the Young, Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives and the two volumes of Rachmaninoff Preludes ).

        Teaching became a very important part of my career since 2001, and it definitely helped my performance a lot. I joined the faculty at the University of Oregon School of Music in 2006, and my family and I are having a wonderful time in this wonderful state.

        Through piano performance I was able to travel a lot, visiting over twenty countries during my career. I enjoy experiencing different cultures and languages, and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with an international group of talented pianists from seven countries!

        Check my website for more information on my publications, discography and concerts.



Name: Alexandre Dossin

Birthday: September 13th

Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Repertoire 2016/2017

Brahms: season 3 of “In Beall with Brahms” - click here for a complete schedule

  1. S.Prokofiev: complete Cinderella transcriptions + early piano music (Naxos recording - 3 CDs)

  2. W.A. Mozart: complete piano sonatas (recording and Schirmer edition)

Liszt: Buch der Lieder (Naxos recording)

  1. A.Khatchaturian: Piano Concerto

F. Liszt: B Minor sonata, Dante Sonata, Opera Paraphrases


Quote: “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” - Sergei Rachmaninoff

“What a great happiness it is to be able to devote all of oneself to a congenial occupation!” - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Books: A. Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Stephen King

Movies: Il Postino, I girasoli, Dr. Zhivago, Three Colors (Red, White, Blue)

Musicians: Sviatoslav Richter, Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Vladimir Horowitz.


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