Alexander Kopitz is a 2017 Wayne State University graduate with a Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance, with a Bachelors from Oakland University. At Oakland he studied piano under Dr. Rebecca Happel and previously with Mary Siciliano, and studied under Dr. Robert Conway at Wayne State. Besides his studies and teaching, Alex performs at weddings and church, and regularly works as an accompanist and collaborative pianist.
Alex recently competed in the Julian Cochran International Piano Competition. Some of his notable accomplishments include:
2016 Semi-finalist for The American Prize in Piano Performance Concerto Competition
2015/2016 winner of the Wayne State concerto competition
Performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Wayne State Symphony
2015/2016 winner of the Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac Rosamond P. Haeberle Award.
2015 Courant Young Artist
2015 recipient of the Jennifer Scott Memorial Award,
2014 winner of the MaTilDa award for Outstanding Student in Piano Performance and a 2014 winner of the Oakland Symphony Concerto Competition, where he performed a movement of Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the orchestra
2014 winner of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition and performed with the orchestra
2013 Detroit Chapter Mu Phi Epsilon Salon Scholarship recipient