Andrey Kasparov

Andrey Kasparov is currently Professor of Music at Old Dominion University, teaching Composition, Piano and Music Theory.  He also directs ODU’s New Music Ensemble and co-directs the Norfolk Chamber Consort.  A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory and Indiana University in Bloomington, he concertizes, publishes and records internationally.  The prizes Kasparov has won include those from the Sergei Prokofiev International Composition Competition in Moscow, Russia and the Piano Competition for 20th-Century Music in Orléans, France.

Together with pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn he is a founding member of the award-winning Invencia Piano Duo.  The Duo’s critically acclaimed releases include the Complete Original Works for Piano Duet/Duo by Florent Schmitt, a four-CD set on Naxos Grand Piano as well as Hommages Musicaux and Ignis Fatuus: Piano Music of Adolphus Hailstork on Albany Records.  More recently, the couple released a two-CD set with the complete works by Paul Bowles for piano solo and duo on Naxos American Classics.  Having received an unconditional endorsement by the Gramophone magazine, CD 1 of this series was included by Naxos in its feature Critics’ Choice.