Michael Bulychev-Okser is a piano teacher with over 17 years of expertise, teaching College students on the graduate and undergraduate levels and young adults of various ages. His teaching success manifested itself with several Pre-College students obtaining highest scores at NYSSMA, ABRSM, and entrance exams to major conservatories. Michael Bulychev-Okser graduated many successful pianists, many of whom won top prizes at Paderewski, George Gershwin, and Steinway & Sons competitions and performed at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, La Salle Pleyel among other venues.

An alumnus of The Juilliard School, Michael Bulychev-Okser joined the piano faculty at the Steinhardt School of Education (New York University) in 2003, where he taught applied piano lessons to music majors and two-year sequence of collaborative piano to non-piano majors. His seven-year tenure at Long Island Conservatory (2002-2009) allowed him to gain insight into the musical development/aptitude of students of varying degrees of interest and ability. While at Long Island Conservatory, Michael Bulychev-Okser taught Piano, Keyboard Harmony, and Theory/Counterpoint to graduate, undergraduate and pre-college students. Since 2014, Michael Bulychev-Okser has been teaching piano and various subjects as a Graduate Assistant Faculty at Rutgers University. 

In addition to the extensive teaching background, Michael Bulychev-Okser maintain an active performance and outreach activity, teaching master classes at numerous festivals and conservatories (Monterrey University in Mexico, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Israel, Conservatorio Municipal "José Iturbi" in Valencia, and Central Conservatory in China among others), adjudicating international competitions (including MozArte in Germany and Scriabin Competition in Grosetto, Italy), participating in conferences, and appearing in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, China, Singapore, South Korea, Serbia, Republic of Georgia, Ukraine, Greece, Israel, and Egypt.

An avid chamber musician, Michael Bulychev-Okser has coached various ensembles, giving collaborative master classes in Tallinn, Estonia and at the Mogon University at Daejeon, South Korea.

Michael Bulychev-Okser has produced a number of scholarly articles, including “Paderewsky: the golden lion of the piano”, in The Juilliard Journal, collaborating with David Dubal. Peer reviewed articles on Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” and Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata followed in 2010 and 2016 respectively. At the present time, Michael Bulychev-Okser is working on the book “Conversations with Students”, which outlines a progressive method of teaching piano, based on associative thinking with a help of cue questions. This unique method triggers student’s imagination, and invites own independent thinking, which is crucially important in forming one’s artistic personality. 

Piano Master Classes Highlights

 

IV George Gershwin International Music Competition, New York, USA – Nov. 2019

Fondi International Music Festival: Fondi, Italy – August 2019

Latvian Academy of Music: Riga, Latvia – July 2019

II Changsha International Music Competition: Changsha, China – October 2018

Alion Baltic International Music Festival: Tallinn, Estonia – August 2018

VIPA International Music Festival: Valencia, Spain – July 2018

Piano Island Festival: Singapore – January 2018

Festival Internacional y Masterclass: Universidad de Nuevo Leon Mexico – Sept. 2017

Ars Nova Academia Musicale: Colleferro, Italy – May 2017

Tbilisi State Conservatory: Tbilisi, Georgia – June 2016

Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University: Tel-Aviv, Israel – June 2016

SUMY International Music Festival: SUMY City, Ukraine – December, 2015

Mogon University: Daejeon, South Korea – December 2005-February 2006

 

Chamber Music Classes

 

Alion Baltic International Music Festival: Tallinn, Estonia – August 2017

Mogon University: Daejeon, South Korea – December 2005-February 2006

Jury Member

November 7-10, 2019

The IV George Gershwin International Music Competition

New York, USA

Founder/Artistic Director - Jury Chairman

 

September 9-13, 2019

XV Mozarte Piano Competition

Aachen, Germany

Jury Member/ Guest artist

 

August 31, 2019

The IV Alion Baltic Music Competition

Riga Latvian Academy, Riga, Latvia

Founder/Artistic Director - Jury Chairman

 

May 3-5, 2019

The IV Paderewski International Competition

Farmington, Connecticut, USA

Jury Member

 

October 3-6, 2018

II Changsha International Piano Competition

Changsha, Hainan, China

Jury Member / Artistic Advisor

 

July 6-12, 2018

Concours International Piano Val de Travers

Val de Travers, Switzerland

Jury Member

 

March 11, 2018

Baroque Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

The College of Saint Elizabeth - Morristown, New Jersey

Jury Member

 

February 18-25, 2018

XX Scriabin International Piano Competition, 

Grosetto, Italy

Jury Member

 

January 6-12, 2018

I Piano Island Festival and Competition

Singapore

Jury Member

 

October 27 - November 5, 2017

The III George Gershwin International Music Competition

Brooklyn-Manhattan, New York, USA

Founder/Artistic Director - Jury Chairman

 

May 3-5, 2017

The II Paderewski International Competition

Farmington, Connecticut, USA

Jury Member

 

December 3 - 9, 2016

Muzička škola "Isidor Bajić".

The 8th Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial International Competition

Jury Member

 

June 3-7, 2016

The II Clairmont Piano Competition

The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Jury Member

 

November 9-14, 2015

XVI Compositores de España International Piano Competition 

Madrid, Spain

Jury Member

 

April 27 - May 3, 2015

The II George Gershwin International Music Competition

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Founder/Artistic Director - Jury Chairman

 

December 2013

The I George Gershwin International Music Competition

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Founder/Artistic Director - Jury Chairman

 
 
 

Address

PO Box 225 Westbury NY 11590

Contact

Email: office.bulychevokser@gmail.com
Tel: +1-917-5359362

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