Associate Teaching Professor, Piano and Chamber Music Mannes College The New School for Music, 1982-2014.
Taught solo piano and coached chamber groups.
Led graduate piano seminars; topics have included "Sonatas and Variations from Bach to Brahms," "Piano Literature from Liszt to Adams," "Brahms Chamber Music with Piano" and "Felix and Fanny" (Music of Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.)
Co-founded the Mannes Trio, Naumburg Prize winner and artists-in-residence 1983-1994.
Gave over 65 solo and trio recitals in the Mannes Concert Hall
Guest Artist and Piano Faculty, Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, NC, summer 2012
Artistic Director, Skaneateles Festival, 2000-2004
Was responsible for designing and implementing a five-week season held annually in August and September. Reorganized hiring procedures, chose all repertoire and engaged performers for chamber music and chamber orchestra concerts. Arranged for new works to be premiered and invited composers to speak. Introduced master classes and free open rehearsals and planned theatrical and fundraising events. Performed in about half of the concerts, including a piano concerto, each year. Participated actively in children's concerts and outreach, and served as print, radio and television liaison. Edited and proofread program notes and 80-page program booklet each year. Procured sponsorship for and oversaw the production of Chamber Music By The Lake, an annual CD of festival highlights, in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Affiliate Faculty, Conservatory of Music, State University of New York at Purchase, 1996-1999.
Visiting Associate Professor, Vassar College, 1992-1993.
Visiting Associate Professor, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1991-1992; Adjunct Lecturer, 1984-1985.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1984-1985
Complete Schubert Piano Sonatas, Vol. I. Sonata in D major, D. 845 and Sonata in A minor, D. 850. Jonathan Digital Recordings, JDR-1008
Complete Schubert Piano Sonatas, Vol. II. Sonata in A minor, D. 784 and Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960. Jonathan Digital Recordings, JDR-1009
33 Variations Beethoven 33 Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli, Op. 120 and Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 78. Jonathan Digital Recordings, JDR-1006
Sonatas and Preludes Bartók, Prokofiev, Barber sonatas, Frank Martin Preludes. Bridge 9151
Bartók Sonatas with Eugene Drucker, violin. Biddulph Recordings LAW-019
Copland Two Ballads, with Eugene Drucker, violin, and El Salon México, arranged for piano by Arturo Toscanini. Bridge 9145
Ernö Dohnányi Sextet, Op. 37 with members of the American Symphony. Bridge 9160
Duet Enesco Sonata No. 3 and Janáček Sonata for violin and piano, with Ida Levin, violin. Stereophile Records STPH 012-2
Amy Beach and John Corigliano Sonatas for violin and piano, with Curtis Macomber, violin. Koch International Classics F-37223-2
Goddess of the Moon Griffes Piano Sonata, Griffes Kairn of Korwidwen, with the Perspectives Ensemble. Newport Classics NPD 85634
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (film soundtrack), music by Leos Janáček. Fantasy Special Productions FSP 21006
Richard Danielpour Sonnets for Orpheus, with Ying Huang, soprano and the Perspectives Ensemble. Sony Classical SK 60850
Kurt Weill and Dohnányi Sonatas for cello and piano; with Jerry Grossman, cello. Nonesuch D-79016
Bartók Rhapsody, Janáček Fairy Tale, Prokofiev Sonata for cello and piano, with Jerry Grossman, cello. Nonesuch D-79051
Useful Knowledge: A Franklin Fantasy by Paul Moravec. With La Fenice quintet members and Randall Scarlata, baritone and Cecilia Brauer, glass armonica. Naxos 8559698
Sondheim Songs for voice and piano by Stephen Sondheim, with various artists. Book-of-the-Month Records 11-7517
J. S. Bach: Partita in No. 4, French Suite No. 5, English Suite No. 6. (CD Baby, 2015 release)
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York
Merkin Concert Hall, New York
92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York
Metropolitan Museum, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, New York
Miller Theatre, New York
New York Society for Ethical Culture
National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Terrace Theater
Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Gardner Museum, Boston
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
Wigmore Hall, London
Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam
American Academy, Rome
Dvorak Hall and Suk Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague
Philharmonia Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
Recital tours of the United States (appeared in 45 states), Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, Central America, Germany, Austria, Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Russia.
Austin Symphony, Bartók Concerto No. 3, Mozart Concerto in C major, K. 503 (Bay)
American Symphony, Berg Kammerkonzert , with Erika Kiesewetter, violin (Botstein)
San Francisco Symphony, Chopin Concerto No. 1 (Ozawa)
Delaware Symphony, Strauss Burleske (Gunzenhauser)
North State Symphony (CA), Beethoven Concerto No. 4 (Pickett)
Skaneateles Festival Orchestra, Mozart Concerto in C minor, K. 591 (Zinman)
Syracuse Symphony, Strauss Burleske (Akiyama)
Berlin Radio Symphony, Mozart Concerto in C major, K. 467 (Schmöhe)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Mozart Concerto in C major, K. 467 (Macura)
Bavarian Radio Symphony of Munich, Mozart Concerto in G major, K. 453 (Inbal)
Tashkent Philharmonic, Chopin Concerto No. 1 (Kotsinsh)
Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Schumann Concerto in A minor (Zagrosek)
Indianapolis Symphony, Beethoven Concerto No. 4 (Nelson)
St. Louis Symphony, Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 (Hayman)
Member of the Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio, with Eugene Drucker, violin and Roberta Cooper, piano, since 2002. Performances in Washington D.C., New York, New Orleans, Colorado, Vermont; two tours of Denmark.
Member of La Fenice, with Catherine Cho, violin, Maria Lambros, viola, Marcy Rosen, cello and Peggy Pearson, oboe, since 2001. Performances in Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Connecticut, Texas.
Former founding member of the Mannes Trio, 1983-1994, with Hiroko Yajima, violin and Melissa Meell, cello. Naumburg Award, 1986. National tours, two Alice Tully Hall recitals, appearances at the Library of Congress, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, Maverick Concerts, Cleveland Chamber Music Series, Da Camera in Los Angeles.
Guest artist with Fine Arts, Brentano, Mendelssohn, and Lydian string quartets, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Four Nations Ensemble, The Group for Contemporary Music, Da Capo Chamber Players, and Orpheus.
Collaborations with Hilary Hahn, Ilya Kaler, Elmar Oliveira, Nick Eanet, Mark Kaplan, Ida Levin, Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, Jerry Grossman, Peter Wiley, Sharon Robinson, Fred Sherry, David Soyer, Nathaniel Rosen, Paul Neubauer, Michael Tree, David Shifrin, David Krakauer, Han de Vries, Allan Vogel, Michael Parloff, Carol Wincenc, Ransom Wilson, Sanford Sylvan, Lucy Shelton, Mary Nessinger, Robert White, William Sharp, Korliss Uecker, Bethany Beardslee, Christine Brandes, Amy Burton, Catherine Ciesinski, Faith Esham, Veronika Kincses, Jan Opalach, and others.
THEATER AND FESTIVALS
Gave 113 performances of Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations, as the on-stage pianist and musical director of the Broadway production of 33 Variations, starring Jane Fonda and written and directed by Tony Award laureate Moisés Kaufman, January-May 2009.
Performed in three other productions of 33 Variations: Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in September 2007; La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA in April 2008; Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
Creator of and performer in I Kiss Your Hands 1,000 Times, which integrates Mozart’s Gran Partita with readings of his letters. Premiered at Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, June 2010.
Creator and performer in The Love Letters of Robert and Clara, an evening of staged readings of Robert and Clara Schumann's letters and diaries, set to music by both composers; directed by Robert Moss. Skaneateles Festival, August 2004.
Co-creator and performer of The Page Turner and The Clown Bagatelles, with Bill Irwin, set to music by Chopin and Beethoven. Skaneateles Festival, August 2000.
Santa Fe Festival
Strings Music Festival
Houston Da Camera
Eastern Music Festival
Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival
Cape Cod Festival
An Appalachian Summer
Music Festival of the Hamptons
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Music from Salem
Chestnut Hill Concerts
OK Mozart Festival
Saratoga Chamber Players
Concordia Chamber Players
Chopin Festival, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic
Open Chamber Music, International Music Seminar at Prussia Cove, UK
GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
Munich ARD International Competition, 1st prize
Salzburg Mozart International Competition, 2nd prize
Busoni International Competition, 3rd prize
Walter W. Naumburg International Award for Chamber Music
Young Concert Artists Award
Concert Artists Guild Award
William Kapell International Piano Competition, 2nd prize
Van Cliburn International Competition, 5th prize and Chamber Music Award
J.S. Bach International Competition, 2nd prize
National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Award
John Anson Kittredge Foundation grant
Classical Internet Award, for Copland recording on Bridge Records
Performance Prize, upon graduation from Mannes
Otto Storm Prize, upon graduation from Juilliard
COMMISSIONS AND WORLD PREMIERES
Barbara Kolb Appello for piano
Nathan Currier Etude-Chaconne for piano
Hugh Aitken Rosa de Fuego for piano
Paul Moravec Useful Knowledge piano septet
William Bolcom Orphée Serenade, premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium with Orpheus
Betsy Jolas Piano Trio
John Anthony Lennon Piano Trio (Naumburg Foundation commission for the Mannes Trio)
Gerald Cohen Yedid Nefesh clarinet trio
Susan Forrest Harding Songs for soprano and piano
Meir Serrouya Song cycle for soprano and piano
MASTER CLASSES AND LECTURE RECITALS
Juilliard School Collaborative Piano Department
University of Illinois at Urbana
University of Wisconsin at Madison
University of North Dakota
University of Arizona at Tempe
University of Iowa
Iowa State University
Montana State University
University of California at Riverside
University of Victoria, British Columbia
Skaneateles Festival, Skaneateles NY, annually 2000-2004
Iowa Piano Competition, Sioux City, IA
Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists, New York, NY
Corpus Christi International Piano Competition, TX
The Academy (Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, Weill Music Institute), New York, NY
PianoArts Competition, Milwaukee, WI
William Kapell International Piano Competition, MD
Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York, NY
Concert Artists Guild International Auditions, New York, NY
J. S. Bach International Piano Competition, Washington, D.C.
Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition, MD
Music editor for 33 Variations by Moisés Kaufman, published by Dramatists Play Service, 2011
ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Faculty Senate, New School University
Mannes College Executive Committee, served three terms
New School committee to nominate honorary doctorate candidates
Chamber Music America National Conference; panel on the classical recording industry
Music From Salem board of directors, two-year term
Mannes College of Music, M.M. Piano 1982. Richard Goode, major teacher
The Juilliard School, B.M. Piano 1971. Irwin Freundlich, major teacher