Dallas — This Gregorian Rant is with Mikhail Berestnev, a Russian pianist who now lives in the Metroplex and is part of a series that explores the hidden treasures among us. Trained in the Moscow conservatory tradition, he came to the USA to study with Dr. Tamás Ungár at Texas Christian University. He graduated from there and enrolled at Southern Methodist University to study with Joaquín Achúcarro. Berestnev, who goes by "Mischa," is making a career here by hard work and persistence and things are beginning to work out for him. You can hear him describe all of this history in this intereview.
The conversation can be heard in the player below.