Sasha Kasman Laude
A Raeburn Finalist Prize recipient of the 2022 Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada, Mrs. Kasman Laude is first- and top-prizewinner of numerous international competitions (Premio Melini, Charles Wadsworth, Seattle, Wideman, National Federation of Music Clubs, Horowitz, and others) and holds Artist-in-Residence positions at NPR’s Performance Today, PianoArts, and pianoSonoma. Her past season included a debut with the Dayton Philharmonic performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 and a Performance Today tour with violinist Blake Pouliot.
Mrs. Kasman Laude is a Rackham doctoral candidate in the studio of Logan Skelton and Graduate Student Instructor at the SMTD of the University of Michigan. She holds an M.M. degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Robert McDonald and served as a Teaching Fellow and Gluck Fellow. Mrs. Kasman Laude received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she studied with her father and duo partner Yakov Kasman.
A native of Moscow, Mrs. Kasman Laude began her musical studies with her parents, acclaimed pianists and pedagogues Yakov and Tatiana Kasman. Mrs. Kasman Laude is a dedicated music teacher herself; in addition to maintaining a private studio, she has given masterclasses at Lee University, Utah State University, and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and lectured at Bowling Green State University as well as judged the school-wide concerto competition. She is a proud alumna of PianoArts’ Fellow program, having given close to a hundred educational performances in the Milwaukee area for children and adults. Mrs. Kasman Laude teaches in English, Russian, and French. In her leisure time, she enjoys playing chess and transcribing Soviet film music.