Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of the former Soviet Union.
First Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition,
Tutunov's playing was described by Soviet Culture, Moscow, as "exhilarating and inspired, and which demonstrated a unique talent.”
Before he soloed with the Topeka Symphony Saturday night October 5, he and conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett came
to the KPR studios to show off some Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and Bach.