Headshot of piano teacher Misha Tumanov

BM, MM Born in Ukraine, Misha Tumanov started his musical education in Costa Rica under the tutelage of Dr. Alexandr Sklioutovsky, at the Instituto Superior de Artes and the Pre-College Program of the National University of Costa Rica. At age seventeen, Misha graduated from the National University with a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance with honors for artistic excellence. He went on to Ball State University for a Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma under Dr. Ray Kilburn.


Misha has taught extensively at both the pre-college and college levels, serving on the faculty of the Pre-College Program of the National University of Costa Rica, the Instituto Superior de Artes, Ball State University, and the University of Maryland. Teaching at the Instituto Superior de Artes, Misha has led students to win international competitions in France and Lithuania, in the pre-teen category.


Misha is a frequent performer at festivals and conferences, both as a solo and collaborative pianist, including the International Double Reed Society conference, MTNA, Piano Technicians Guild, and Orfeo Music Festival in Italy. Misha has been featured as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the National and Youth Symphony Orchestras of Costa Rica, as well as the Ball State Symphony Orchestra.


Currently, Misha is working on his Doctoral Dissertation project at University of Maryland, recording works of the early Soviet Avant-garde, including Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Myaskovsky, Feinberg, and Roslavets.