American pianist and educator Dr Michael Kaykov was born into a musical family and gave his first public performance at the age of six. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mannes College of Music, studying with Professor Jerome Rose. He earned his Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree at the Manhattan School of Music, writing his dissertation The Evolution of Alexander Scriabin’s Harmonic Language and Pianistic Textures Across his Etudes Op. 8, 42 and 65 under the guidance of renowned musicologist Dr Edward Green.
Michael Kaykov has performed as a soloist throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. He worked closely with the late Glen Roven, two-time Emmy winning composer. Important engagements include a presentation at the Scriabin @ 150 Conference in Reading, UK and a series of recitals in Chicago, Illinois.
Michael is a Steinway & Sons educational partner and has been on the Harlem School of the Arts (NYC) piano faculty since 2018. Michael has been a recipient of the Kamiya Sisters Piano Scholarship, Susan W. Rose Piano Scholarship, and the Celia and Joseph Ascher Fund for Piano Award (Juilliard School, 2012- 2014); Piano Scholarship and Doctoral Fellowship (Manhattan School of Music, 2014-2020); and the Cirio Foundation (NYC) Scholarship (2016-2020).
Michael’s scholarly articles have been published in the International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music (IRASM, Croatian Musicological Society), Problemy Muzykal’noj Nauki (PMN, Russia), and Innovation Art Studies (ICONI, Russia). His original piano transcriptions are being prepared for publication by Muse Press (Japan).