Abrosimov felt Van Cliburn’s presence onstage

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Fresh off his first preliminary round recital program of a jaunty Mozart and a more solemn Brahms, 24-year old Russian Nikita Abrosimov radiated a kind of preternatural confidence backstage.

Posing for photos, and hugging his host “parents,” Glenn and Marcia Garoon, the wiry Abrosimov said he felt Van Cliburn’s presence swirling all around him as he made his Bass Hall debut.

When asked to compare the hall with some of the globe’s most renowned concert venues — as Milan’s La Scala, and New York’s Alice Tully Hall — where Abrosimov has already appeared, he didn’t hesitate to put the Fort Worth performance hall in the same exalted company: “It is a great hall especially because it is so filled with Van Cliburn’s presence and memories,” Abrosimov observed. “It is an incredibly inspiring stage to play on because of that.”

— Andrew Marton, Special to the Star-Telegram

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