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January 23, 2014Updated DiscographyCheck out the Audio page for a fully-updated discography and links to buy Spencer's latest self-released CD, "Spencer Myer, Pianist - Live in Recital", which includes the Beethoven "Moonlight" Sonata and two of Earl Wild's Gershwin transcriptions, among other works.
December 30, 20132014 ScheduleCheck out the Schedule Page for more information on the remainder of Spencer's 2013-14 season. Still to come: Recitals in Minnesota, Indianapolis, Texas and Chicago, and concerto appearances in Duluth (Beethoven 5th), Knoxville (Beethoven 4th), and New York City (Brahms 2nd).
July 20142013-14 SEASON

Spencer's thrilling 2013-14 schedule is now posted. Highlights include his return to Wigmore Hall in London, debuts with the Boise Philharmonic (the two Ravel Concerti), the Duluth-Superior Symphony (Beethoven 5th), the Springfield (OH) Symphony (Rachmaninoff 3rd) and the Holland (MI) Symphony (Ravel Concerto in G), returns to the Knoxville Symphony (Beethoven 4th) and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (Brahms 2nd), and a recital appearance as the Convention Artist for the 2014 Music Teachers National Association National Convention in Chicago. See the Schedule Page for details!


See the Audio page for more information on ordering Spencer's debut solo CD for Harmonia Mundi USA, featuring works of Debussy, Copland, and Busoni and a world premiere of a work by Ellis Kohs.


Spencer served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at the Oberlin Conservatory for this past Spring Semester, as a sabbatical replacement for Peter Takacs. Thanks to all students, faculty, and staff who made his stay in Oberlin so terrific.

Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, SPENCER MYER is garnering stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation.

Spencer Myer includes in his current season debuts with New York City’s Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, California’s North State Symphony and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, returns to the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and solo recitals and chamber music collaborations throughout the United States, including recital debuts in San Jose and Columbus. In 2012, he teamed up with the award-winning cellist Adrian Daurov to form the Daurov/Myer Duo.

Spencer Myer’s orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, Dayton and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the Baton Rouge, Bozeman, Indianapolis, Juneau, Knoxville, New Haven, Phoenix, San Juan, Santa Fe, Springfield (MA), Traverse, Tucson and Wyoming Symphony Orchestras, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Mexico’s Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with, among others, conductors Nicholas Cleobury, Leslie B. Dunner, Neal Gittleman, Jacques Lacombe, Jahja Ling, Timothy Muffitt, Maurice Peress, Kevin Rhodes, Matthew Savery, Klauspeter Seibel, Steven Smith, Arjan Tien and Victor Yampolsky. In May 2005, his recital/orchestral tour of South Africa included a performance of the five piano concerti of Beethoven with the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, followed by return orchestra and recital tours in 2010 and 2012.

Spencer Myer’s recital appearances have been presented in New York City’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y and Steinway Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as in Chicago, Cincinnati, Fort Worth, Knoxville, Logan, Salt Lake City and China, while many of his performances have been broadcast on WQXR (New York City), WHYY (Philadelphia), WCLV (Cleveland) and WFMT (Chicago).

An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with CSO members on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series and with the Blair, Manhattan, Miami and Pacifica string quartets. Festival appearances have included those of the Bard, Blossom, Cape Cod Chamber, Colorado, Mendocino and Skaneateles music festivals, Canada’s Concerts aux Iles du Bic, Spain’s Gijon International Piano Festival and Indonesia’s Yogyakarta International Music Festival. In 2012, Mr. Myer gave a four-sonata recital as part of the San Antonio Symphony Beethoven Festival.

In 2004, Spencer Myer captured First Prize in the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as special prizes for the best performances of Bach, the commissioned work, the semifinal round recital and both concerto prizes in the final round. He is also a laureate in the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland, 2005 Busoni (where he was also awarded the Audience Prize), 2004 Montréal and 2003 New Orleans international piano competitions. Winner of the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association, Mr. Myer also received both of the competition’s special prizes in Chamber Music and Lieder Accompanying. He is also the winner of the 2000 Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition, and subsequently enjoys a growing reputation as a vocal collaborator. Mr. Myer was a member of Astral Artists performance roster from 2003-2010, a result of his having won that organization’s 2003 national auditions.

An enthusiastic supporter of the education of young musicians, Spencer Myer has been a frequent guest artist at workshops for students and teachers, including Indiana’s Goshen College Piano Workshop and the Texas Conservatory for Young Artists in Dallas, and has served on the faculties of the Baldwin-Wallace College and Oberlin College conservatories of music. He devoted a month of his 2010 summer as a Staff Pianist at the Steans Institute Vocal Program of the renowned Ravinia Festival. Mr. Myer is also an advocate of contemporary music and inter-arts collaboration, and has worked with the Chicago- and New York-based ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Indianapolis’ Dance Kaleidoscope, Ohio Dance Theatre and The Juilliard School’s “Composers and Choreographers” series.

Spencer Myer is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin. Other teachers include Peter Takács, Joseph Schwartz and Christina Dahl. He spent two summers at the Music Academy of the West, studying with Jerome Lowenthal and, later, Vocal Accompanying with Warren Jones and Marilyn Horne. During the course of his undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he was the recipient of numerous awards from that institution, while, in 2000, he was named a recipient of a four-year Jacob K. Javits Memorial Fellowship from the United States Department of Education. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree was conferred by Stony Brook University in 2005.

Spencer Myer can be heard on the Dimension Records label, performing music of the late Cleveland composer Frederick Koch and on a composer-conducted Naxos CD in performances of three concerti from Huang Ruo’s Chamber Concerto Cycle. His debut CD for harmonia mundi usa - music of Busoni, Copland, Debussy and Kohs - was released in the fall of 2007.

As each new player joins the fray, one remembers the imbalance between the seven hundred pianists listed in the British Music Yearbook, and the thirty who make a decent living from concerts.

Newcomers must find their unique selling point, and when you’re a normal sort of guy with no distinguishing marks or disabilities – look what schizophrenia did for David Helfgott – that comes down to art. Spencer Myer’s CV suggests eight years well spent, following his first win in a South African piano contest: he’s toured indefatigably, become a professor, and accompanied singers, with his Wigmore debut being part of the spoils of victory from a competition in New Orleans. Since London is the classical-music capital of the world, and the Wigmore is chamber music’s Mecca, a gig there is the ultimate pianistic goal.

Myer’s programme was itself a showcase, offering an interesting mix of styles, and starting with a sonata by the original creator of that form, Joseph Haydn. Composed for Haydn’s pupil Princess Marie Esterhazy, the two-movement ‘Sonata in G major HXVI:40’ assumes a high degree of technical brilliance, plus an ability to extract comedy as the surprises are sprung. Myer brought to it a firm but flexible touch, and a nice feel for the architecture: it made a perfect appetiser before Debussy’s ‘Preludes pour piano - Book 1’ which constituted the main course.

Since these came courtesy of the same touch, we were short-changed on the mystery of ‘Danseuses de Delphes’ and on the misty suggestiveness of ‘Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir’, but other gems in this collection emerged with vivid clarity. The way the wind blew across the plain and the footsteps silently appeared in the snow was beautifully evoked, while the submerged cathedral rose and sank majestically, as powered by the luxurious quality of Myer’s sound.

The rest of the evening was devoted to Liszt’s ‘Three Petrarch Sonnets’ – poetically delivered – and works by his two star pupils. The virtuosity of Albeniz’s ‘Iberia Book 4’ was superbly honoured, as were the extreme demands of Moszkowski’s ‘Caprice Espagnol’. After making the hardest things look easy, Myer played us out with a gentle Bach transcription, whose web of cantabile themes went at different speeds and cast a lovely spell. Myer is definitely a man to watch.

Michael ChurchThe Independent (London)


This past month, the big news involved two performers -- conductor Carlos Riazuelo and pianist Spencer Myer. If you missed them in concert, there soon will be plenty of chances to catch up.

I was able to hear three of the four pianists that worked with the LPO under Riazuelo. Antti Siirala and Dmitri Levkovich both delivered graceful, professional work, but it was Spencer Myer, who impressed me most when he performed this past Saturday at Loyola University's Roussel Hall. Myer showed the same golden tone and inward, spiritual qualities that earned him a gold medal in the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. His Loyola appearance at the "Concerto Showcase" was part of the prize offered to medalists by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, which sponsors the competition.

Myer, Riazuelo and the LPO all sounded great in Rachmaninov's demanding "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini." With only a single rehearsal, they never missed a cue with entrances, exits or sudden dynamic shifts. But this performance wasn't just about realizing a score. It conjured Paganini -- the legendary, "demonic" violinist who once ruled Europe's concert stages -- and it reminded one that the composer, too, was a renowned keyboard virtuoso. Myer seemed to channel Rachmaninov, with flickering cross-hand patterns, sweeping arpeggios and octave runs that meshed with the orchestra's jazz-flavored string pizzicatos and pulsing brass. And Myer sounded just as good in the quiet moments, making it clear that the piano is a string instrument, one able to sustain legato lines that resemble a human voice.

Myer will return April 15-16 for performances with the LPO under the baton of resident conductor Rebecca Miller.

Chris WaddingtonContributing Writer, The Times-Picayune


One of the benefits of concerts by the intrepid Chameleon Arts Ensemble is its performance venue. Most of its concerts take place at the Goethe-Institut, in what must have once been an oversized living room. The intimacy of the space makes it possible to experience the music in the kind of proximity that the term “chamber music’’ used to imply.

That sense of immediacy was present throughout Chameleon’s Saturday night concert, nowhere more so than in its centerpiece: an impassioned and broadly scaled performance of the Brahms Piano Quintet. One could hear and admire not just the familiar, surging themes but also the intricate details that often go unnoticed in the tumult, especially when the piece is played in larger halls.

That intimacy also allowed one to appreciate the superb playing of guest pianist Spencer Myer, who anchored the Brahms with poised, alert musicianship and generous tone. The strings matched him in intensity, though their sound was often somewhat wiry.

The Brahms occupied the second half of a lengthy program that opened with three diverse samples of 20th-century fare. Irving Fine’s Partita for Wind Quintet was a pleasant and rhythmically deft specimen of neoclassicism. It was followed by “Try Me, Good King,’’ a song cycle for which composer Libby Larsen drew the texts from the last words of the wives of Henry VIII. Henry’s first five marriages ended in annulment, death, or execution, and Larsen weaves a complex musical tapestry around their words of resignation (Catherine of Aragon) defiance (Anne Boleyn) and deep regret (Katherine Howard). Soprano Sabrina Learman sang with a keen sense of each song’s character, though with an excess of vibrato in places, and Myer was a sympathetic accompanist.

David WeiningerThe Boston Globe

With crisp timing, exquisite touch, and a firm grasp of musical proportion, American pianist Spencer Myer earned the top spot in the 20th annual New Orleans International Piano Competition on Sunday.

In his final round performance at Loyola University, he bested two fine pianists: silver medalist Dmitri Levkovich and bronze medalist Vakhtang Kodanashvili.

Myer played Beethoven's "Sonata No. 24" and a colorful selection of programmatic works by Franz Liszt and Isaac Albeniz. His 50-minute recital matched what veteran observers and the six-person jury had seen throughout the competition: an unruffled professional who consistently drew singing, lyrical sounds from his Steinway concert grand.

Perhaps it helped that Myer had competed in New Orleans before, earning a bronze medal in 2003. During this year's marathon, he presented recitals on Tuesday and Friday, part of a 5-day semifinal round that featured work by a dozen pianist from around the world. This year's field, culled from 105 competitors who submitted recordings, was an especially strong one, reflecting the growing status of the New Orleans contest. The semifinalists included two other medalists from past years.

This year's jury showered Myer -- a 29-year-old graduate of the Julliard School and the Oberlin Conservatory -- with $20,000 and host of performance opportunities. He will return to Roussel Hall -- the site of the competition -- for a solo recital in 2009.

Myer also will play two concerts with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and will also appear with orchestras in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, which organizes the competition, will also arrange a Myer recital at London's famed Wigmore Hall -- the British equivalent of a Carnegie Hall debut. Myer also won the $1,000 prize for the best performance of a work by Claude Debussy...

...Myer established his standing from the outset with his prize-winning account of works from Debussy's "Images" during the semifinals. With Debussy, he demonstrated a phenomenal touch that let him conjure harps, chimes and other delicate sonorities, and a whiplash rhythmic sense that kept these works from degenerating into pastel picture-painting. He brought those same virtues to the only contemporary work performed during the competition: Carl Vine's "Piano Sonata No. 1." On Friday, Myer negotiated Vine's pointillistic 1990 composition, finding a compelling narrative line amid rapt silences, jazz harmonies, tone clusters and long slides down the keyboard.

Myer proved just as fine a storyteller on Sunday as he tackled Beethoven's "Sonata No. 24" and works that brought out his coloristic abilities: selections from Liszt's "Years of Pilgrimage" and "Iberia" by Albeniz. One could almost smell the orange blossoms in Myer's perfumed account of "Evocacion." In "El Puerto" he set one swaying to Spanish dance rhythms. With the Liszt, he wrapped the room in sound, reminding one that the piano is a string instrument. Although the technical demands of Liszt's works make them familiar fare at piano competitions, Myer kept them fresh, showing how they call forth the athlete, the intellectual and the seer in every pianist. Myer turned out to be all three.

Chris WaddingtonContributing writer, The Times-Picayune


Moments before launching into Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, pianist Spencer Myer offered an observation.

“This sonata is probably Beethoven’s most famous work,” said Myer. “But a lot of people probably don’t know the piece has three movements.”,

Myer did more than play the complete “Moonlight” Sonata on Tuesday night at Joslyn Art Museum. He actually did the music justice. He played the famed Adagio sostenuto movement with glistening tranquillity and the second-movement Allegretto with stylish phrasing and sensitive dynamic shading.

But the real treat came in the third movement. Myer actually played the upward-rushing sixteenth-note arpeggios exactly the way Beethoven intended, both fast and extremely soft. His welcome attention to detail made the movement’s occasional stormy outbursts seem all the more violent and dramatic.

The rest of Myer’s Tuesday Musical Concert Series recital was just as successful and satisfying, both for the pianist’s polish and the variety of his programming.

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”) is widely regarded as the first true Romantic piano sonata. Leos Janacek’s Sonata 1.X.1905 (“From the Streets”), also on Myer’s program, is often seen as the last Romantic sonata.

This two-movement work possesses all the emotional storm and stress associated with 19th-century Romanticism. But it also contains some of the harmonic dissonance and rhythmic angularity of 20th-century modernism. Myer played the piece with aching lyricism and an almost operatic sort of drama.

Tuesday’s recital opened with Handel’s Suite No. 2 in F major. Handel, of course, composed his keyboard suites for Baroque harpsichord. In his interpretation, Myer came up with a thoughtful compromise. He adhered to all the niceties of Baroque performance practice, playing with terraced dynamics and bouncy dance rhythms. But he played his modern Steinway with warmth and emotion, rescuing the music from dusty antiquarianism.

The highlight of the evening arguably came with Myer’s performance of Schubert’s Four Impromptus, Op. 90. These remarkably colorful mood pieces explore every conceivable emotion, from melancholy to euphoria. Myer played them from the heart, with immediacy and deep feeling.

Myer closed with two movements from Spanish composer Enrique Granados’ “Goyescas.” These pieces combine Lisztian pyrotechnics with lyrical fire, and Myer played them both with gusto. Myer played three encores.

John PitcherOmaha World-Herald


Those who were in the audience for the Artist Series solo recital with pianist Spencer Myer Sunday evening -- and those who have or who will purchase a ticket to tonight's performance -- can consider themselves lucky. Myer is a masterful artist who can thrill even the most jaded listener, which he did so thoroughly in his first Sarasota appearance.

Despite the high impact of his performance, Myer has a gentle and cool presence, not standoffish, but more along the lines of modest and emotionally efficient.

Opening with G.F. Handel's Suite No. 2 in F major, HWV 427, Myer revealed a perfectly Baroque sensibility in style and ornamentation. We were quickly reminded that Handel's charm, though eclipsed by his contemporary J.S. Bach, well deserved the admiration he received in his own life.

The Artist Series has just begun to augment the experience of piano recitals with a full screen projection of the keyboard on stage above the performer. Although I expected this added visual to be at best superfluous, I was pleasantly impressed with how much more engaged I was with the technical aspects of his performance.

From this unique vantage point, one could easily see, and be amazed by, Myer's efficient finger work. And this was all the more fascinating as this economy of movement never once translated into economy of emotion and impact. This was made very evident in his spellbinding performance of Leos Janacek's sonata "From the Street," inspired by the death of a citizen during a Prague protest. Myer's use of the pedal and silence to emphasize the short and seemingly broken statements in the second movement, titled "Death," had us sitting on the edge of our seats.

Even Beethoven's overly familiar "Moonlight" Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 felt like a fresh breeze in Myer's hands. The same could be said of the four vocally melodic Impromptus by Franz Schubert considering that Myer has a great love for collaborative work with singers.

What was most striking about this recital program was the extreme breadth of style tackled by the soloist. Myer managed the delicacy and relative control of the Handel Suite, ventured into modernism with Janacek and back again to early Romanticism with Beethoven and Schubert, doing so with a firm scholarly basis for his expressive fluency.

With two selections from Enrique Granados' Goyescas, an 11-part suite for piano based on paintings by Francisco Goya, Myer dove into a much larger Romantic sound with a splash of Spanish flair. The music is big with bold operatic gestures ranging from tempestuous and melancholy to flush with love and fulfillment. The hazard here was getting emotionally lost in these two movements of "Los Requiebros" ("Flirtations") and "El Amor y La Muerte" ("Love and Death").

In its enthusiasm, the audience begged for encore after encore, and Myer obliged us with three -- Debussy's "Le Poisson D'Or" ("The Goldfish"), a Chopin Waltz in A-flat, Op. 42, and finally an Earl Wild transcription of Gershwin's "Embraceable You."

Gayle WilliamsThe Sarasota Herald-Tribune

As the high-level piano recital regrettably recedes somewhat in American concert life, it is comforting to know pianists still know how to put together smart programmes. Many have moved to disc, and this album is best understood as a recital disc, assembled with both the performer's strengths and intriguing connections in mind. American pianist Spencer Myer has compiled a programme with variations as the theme, seen through a disparate range of composers. Juilliard and Oberlin-trained, Myer recorded this disc as the American Pianists Association 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow.

An excellent choice opens the "concert": Variations on L'homme Armé by Ellis Kohs. This remains one of the most tasteful and telling incorporations of the famous early Renaissance song that inspired multiple Masses. The American composer wrote his variations in 1946-47, and the pleasant counterpoint at the onset turns first to an almost romantic view of war until it becomes ugly and driving. But, with warm tone, Myer treats the halting last variation as a hymn of thanksgiving to war's end rather than depression over its ravages.

A work that can be stiff and severe, and was certainly viewed as such when it premiered in the early '30s, Copland's Piano Variations develop organically in the pianist's hands. In early variations the high register is a ghostly echo - a fantastic contrast to the percussive jazz-like chords that follow. It is primarily through dynamic shifts but also trough varied attack (and some subtle rubato) that Myer breathes more life into this piece than I have heard before. It is far less angular even in the later, virtuoso variations, with Myer simply treating the work with the typical musicality one would offer to Liszt or Schumann. The same approach is obvious for Busoni's Ten Variations on a Prelude by Cbopin. The prelude in question is the funereal Op 28 No. 20, but this set from 1922 is actually Buoni's reworking of earlier variations on the Prelude in 1885. Busoni reworked them to cut down on the excess of the first set, and Myer honours that with crisp and agile playing.

From here the disc veers from its main theme, but Debussy's Prdludes Book 2, are at least variations of images and concepts. Myer has a delicate touch with fingers and feet, and clearly has a feel for the pacing inherent in these short works. But listening to this album straight though, this final section is a bit of a let-down. We were primed for a grander finish that not even the pyrotechnics of "Feux d'artifice" can provide. But the impression was already made, recital or not: this is a compelling and artful disc by a rising talent.


When pianist Spencer Myer played here two years ago, in his first performance in the Young Pianist Series, his stage personality already gave more attention on the music he played than to his mannerisms. He's still devoid of any flamboyant pretenses. What he has added since that concert is a highly nuanced simultaneous management of multiple voices and textures. And it was that which was on display in his Sunday afternoon performance that opened this year's Young Pianist Series at the University of Tennessee Music Hall.

In a superb performance of Maurice Ravel's "Alborada del gracioso," from Ravel's 1905 collection "Miroirs," played near the end of his program, the middle section had watercolor undertones of subtle, sustained dissonances that colored the space beneath the piece's crisp Spanish dance motifs. One could also see the sunlight sparkling on the water while hearing it splash against the sides of the boat in Ravel's "Une bargue sur l'ocean" ("A Boat on the Ocean"), which Myer played a few minutes earlier.

Myer opened the concert with one of Beethoven's less-often-played sonatas, the "Sonata No. 24 in F Sharp Major," Op. 78, written in 1809.

Following that were Igor Stravinsky's "Four Etudes," Op. 7, written in 1908 when Stravinsky was only 26 and had not yet found his distinctive voice. In the second one, written in D Major, Myer had layers of images that had delicate shadows moving beneath the surface theme.

There was also music by Gershwin, both in disguises of Earl Wild's etudes on "Embraceable You" and "Fascinating Rhythm," as well as Gershwin's own "Three Preludes," written with the intention of establishing himself as a serious classical composer and not just a creator of popular music.

Always gracious on stage, Myer at the end rewarded the audience with encores that first ripped through Rachmaninoff's transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov "The Flight of the Bumblebee," then concluded with a gorgeous playing of Egon Petri's transcription of the soprano aria "Schafe konnen sicher weiden," from J. S. Bach's "Cantata," BWV 208, written in 1713 as a birthday celebration for Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels.

Knoxville News-Sentinel

Palm Beach Daily News

Over the years, the Young Artists Series has brought some serious talent to the Rinker Playhouse. Most of the musicians featured in the series are fresh out of conservatories and have incredible technical skills but sometime lack true artistry. Once in a while, a true outstanding performance happens, and that was the case of Tuesday's piano recital given by Spencer Myer.

Similarly to past performers, Myer has an extensive list of prizes in competitions, famous teacher and important upcoming engagements. Unlike most, however, his recital showed not only potential talent but excellent skill and total professionalism.

His program was an ambitious one that was almost overwhelming but delivered without flaws. He started with Ludwig van Beethoven's "Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op. 78." Written after the fiery "Appassionata", the work is said to have been one of the composer's favorites. It has a sunny sheen that is heard throughout its two movements. Myer undertook them with sensibility and stylistic awareness. It was especially refreshing to hear him take both repeats in the first movement (instead of just the one at the end of the exposition) -- a clear sign of his respect and understanding for the music of the German master.

Next came the "Sonata-Reminiscenza, Op. 38 #1" by Nikolai Medtner. And extended one-movement work, it is typical of Medtner's conservative style. Although Myer performed the work with imagination and sensitbility, its positioning right after Beethoven's jewel was somewhat detrimental and exposed many of the piece's weaknesses.

Up next, the Russian selections, "Four Etudes, Op. 7" by Igor Stravinsky, fared a little better and not because they were of better quality, but because they allowed the audience to hear the pianist's virtuoso abilities in full. Indeed, these short "Etudes" are not your typical Stravinsky; they are early works more reminiscent of Scriabin and lack the originality one would find in his mature works.

The second half of the program consisted of Frederic Chopin's Four Ballades. Usually played as single pieces (and usually closing programs thanks to their virtuosity), they feature Chopin at his highest genius. IT is hard to envision works closer to the romantic ideals than these four pieces based on epic Polish poems. Once again, Myer delivered them in a most impressive way. Not once did he seem overwhelmed by the technical difficulties present in each piece, and he played them with romantic flair and a high dramatic sense.

He obliged a deserving standing ovation with encores featuring transcriptions of "The Flight of the Bumble-Bee" by Rimsky-Korsakov, "Fascinating Rhythm" by George Gershwin, and "Sheep May Safely Graze" by J.S. Bach, thrilling the audience and thus ending an evening of pure musicianship.

Palm Beach Daily News

Spencer Myer gave a gloriously expressive take on the Gershwin [Concerto in F].

The Indianapolis Star

In Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, Myer was the epitome of assurance and order. He phrased the serene opening phrase with utmost clam and proceeded to set forth the first movement's luminous lines as if they were the most precious pearls. Everything was fluent, noble and clear, both in textural and structural terms. The second movement's alternating statements between pianist and orchestra found Myer using his subtlest powers to persuade the opposing forces to retreat. The finale had nimble grace and a buttery touch that drew the listener deeply into Beethoven's gleeful arguments. He won the type of standing ovation usually reserved for renowned keyboard heroes.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Spencer Myer once again lavished freshness and expressive logic on his program. He played Debussy's Images Book II with an emphasis on animated motion, nuanced dynamics and playful seduction. The unbridled joy Myer invests in his music-making also was evident in Albéniz's Iberia Book II, which had sensuousness, fragrance and something too often lacking on today's musical scene: charm. He delved into the 20th century with Samuel Barber's Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26, whose morose lyricism and hallucinatory waltz lead to a brash, tangled fugue. Myer concocted a magnificent banquet out of the score's dark brilliance and moodiness.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

This was a performance in an altogether different class to all the others. Not only is Myer an entirely finished artist, but his playing was so acutely logical yet expressive that the inimitable Mozartean magic of a great performance was patently evident. The slow movement was a case in point. One hung on to every note, waiting for each melodic nicety in nearly breathless expectation.

The Citizen (Johannesburg, South Africa)

The best Mozart emanated from Myer. His playing of Concerto No. 9 was captivating: poised and well-contoured, responsive to every nuance. He drew very precise articulation and exceptionally sweet tone from the piano and was also justly rewarded with the best Mozart performance. Everything Myer did throughout this grueling competition possessed the imprint of singular artistry and integrity. He interpreted Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 (for which he again was awarded the best performance of a concerto) with glowing grace via glistening fingertip delicacy.

Pretoria News (Pretoria, South Africa)

Spencer Myer presented a programme which had an integrating musical and spiritual thread woven into its harmonic and stylistic fabric, although very varied in form and period. He evinced an enthralling grasp of each work's structural and emotional impact. His supreme artistry displayed effortless control of dynamics and graceful fluidity in keyboard approach with his whole body entirely at his conceptual command. This quality places him in the league of the historic classical giants of the keyboard.

In Samuel Barber's Sonata Op. 26, the artist extracted astounding fortissimos in all registers and stark bone-rattling arpeggios assailing the listener with huge dramatic conviction. The culminating four-part Fugue was accomplished in lucid power.

The climax of Spencer Myer's art was worthily invested in the collage of miniatures in Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6. Here rhythmic intricacies and melodic meditation were succinctly realized, highlighted by subtle pauses amidst explosive bravura chordal rhythmic figures.

Knysna-Plett Herald

Spencer Myer, the pianist who played Johannes Brahms' Concerto No. 1, Op. 15, in D Minor, was a top-notch artist who collaborated extremely well with the orchestra in this monumental composition. Myer displayed an intense lyricism, beautifully executed. His command of the music was flawless.

The Ellsworth American

Myer floated through Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with ease, bringing a liquid romanticism to this most accessible piece. Demonstrating an almost unbearably perfect technique, Myer combined strength with a lightning suppleness that shows why he won the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition not long after graduating from Juilliard. He shone particularly in the beautiful second movement, where his ardent and gentle playing contrasted with the aggressive orchestra part.

The Day (Connecticut)

Myer delivered mature, polished artistry.

The Indianapolis Star

The sensitivity and fluency that must have impressed the various jurors were in bountiful evidence during Myer's recital. In works by a range of composers from Gluck to Cleveland's Frederick Koch, the pianist explored a wealth of colors and expressive moods as he paid fine attention to structural concerns. He appears to have natural inclinations for the music of Debussy; in Images, Books I & II, Myer captured the fleeting atmospheres in seamless lines, savoring inner voices while also emphasizing the composer's magical textures. The score of Scriabin's Sonata No. 2 found a champion in Myer, whose romantic soul generously delineated the work's special virtues.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

It was epic: Beethoven's five piano concertos in two days. And it was a triumphant traversal. The comfortable collaboration between Spencer Myer, last year's winner of the Unisa International Piano Competition, and the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa - conducted by Arjan Tien - displayed strong phrase contouring, finesse and responsive precision. Myer adopted a long-limbed, sinewy, almost ascetic approach, in which he combined exemplary musicianship with superb pianism, free of any distracting idiosyncracies. Throughout he maintained the same basic approach: beautiful sounds, an evenly balanced deployment of contrasts and expressive inflections.

Friday's concert was launched with the Concerto No. 1. It had Myer in resourceful form, giving a surprising variety of touch and power to hold the interest. Textures were crystalline. Concerto No. 2 was marked by the same ingratiating tone. In the Concerto No. 3, Myer's elegant phrasing and a certain quality of understatement never degenerated into indifference. He floated the cantabile lines with fine-grained tone and unfailing clarity. Yet, in the flanking movements, he painted in vivid, primary colours.

Myer played the opening bars of Concerto No. 4 in a magical way symptomatic of his performance throughout, which had a youthful suppleness which was most beguiling. In the famous slow movement (as was the case in the Adagio of the Emperor) the playing was simply superb: controlled and aristocratic, by turns poetic and searching, virile and intense. Myer played Concerto No. 5 with panache and exhilarating fleetness. Most importantly, he showed an overall grasp of Beethoven's characteristic idiom and method.

He was always acutely sensitive to the composer's many subtleties. Above all, he remained supremely poetic. Myer played the cadenzas, all by Beethoven, with effortless pianism. IT was nuanced playing to the hilt, warm as well as virtuosic. He fully deserved the ecstatic audience's standing ovations.

Pretoria News (Pretoria, South Africa)

Myer is more than a pianist. He is an artist.

Die Beeld (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Mr. Myer gave us a continually reflective and sensitive Brahms First Concerto, of a density that communicated to the entire hall and, like a miracle, to the orchestra as well.

La Presse (Montréal)

Last Wednesday I was again in those elegant environs [of Preston Bradley Hall for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts], again with a near-packed house, to hear the young pianist Spencer Myer.

He's long on talent and short on distracting theatrics, so he straightaway made a great impression. He opened with an arrangement by Sgambati of "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" from Gluck's "Orfeo". Myer performed this haunting music with a simple directness that was quietly moving.

Haydn's Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6, provided a platform for Myer to showcase his airy lightness, and always found the quiet breaths between the notes. Whether it was the minor key restlessness or the major key exuberance, he had what was needed, in just the right quantities.

But the most dramatic moments of the recital came when he sat down to play three excerpts from Ravel's "Miroirs". "Noctuelles" (Night Moths) was dizzy and fidgety while "Une barque sur l'ocean" (A Boat on the Ocean) was a virtuosic miniature that threatened to make you seasick. He closed with the charming "Alborada del gracioso" (Morning Song of the Jester), with all its complicated technical elements combining to create pleasing sound well rendered by Myer.

He ended his recital with cheers throughout the audience, many nearly leaping out of their seats to stand and applaud.

Hyde Park Herald (Chicago)

Spencer Myer offered delectable playing of Ravel.

Yorkshire Post (Leeds)

I have to tell you to watch for Spencer Myer. Lately there haven't been many Americans who stirred me as he did.

American Record Guide
Past Performances

Upcoming Performances

April 26, 2014
Duluth - Superior Symphony
Symphony Hall - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, MN
Beethoven - Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"). Dirk Meyer, Conductor.

May 3 and 4, 2014
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
All Saints Church
New York, NY
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83. David Bernard, Conductor.

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May 15 and 16, 2014
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, TN
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58. Lucas Richman, Conductor.

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May 31, 2014
Solo Recital - Austin Piano Festival
University United Methodist Church
Austin, TX
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schumann - Fantasie Op. 17, Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"

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June 9, 2014
The Lev Aronson Legacy Festival
Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Program to include Tchaikovsky Piano Trio with Emanuel Borok (Violin) and Brian Thornton (Cello).

June 14, 2014
The Lev Aronson Legacy Festival - Recital with Ralph Kirshbaum, Cellist
Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Beethoven - Sonata No. 4 in C Major, and Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen". Rachmaninoff - Sonata. Shostakovich - Sonata.

June 25, 2014
Kent/Blossom Festival - Solo/Chamber Concert
Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University
Kent, OH
Schumann - Romances Op. 97 and Fantasie Op. 17, Beethoven - Judas Maccabaeus Variations, Hindemith - Oboe Sonata, Bolcom - Three Rags from "The Garden of Eden". With Frank Rosenwein (Oboe) and Barrick Stees (Bassoon).

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July 5, 2014
Solo Recital - Amati Music Festival
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schumann - Fantasie Op. 17, Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"

August 5, 2014
Chamber Concert - Glacier Symphony's "Festival Amadeus"
Blessed John Paul II Catholic Church
Bigfork, MT
Works of Chopin, Zoltek, Bolcom, Ysaye, Mozart, Zarzycki, and Brahms. With Kinga Augustyn, Violin.

August 7, 2014
Chamber Concert - Glacier Symphony's "Festival Amadeus"
Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Whitefish, MT
Works of Chopin, Zoltek, Bolcom, Ysaye, Mozart, Zarzycki, and Brahms. With Kinga Augustyn, Violin.

August 10, 2014
Glacier Symphony Orchestra
Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Whitefish, MT
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58. John Zoltek, Conductor.

October 4, 2014
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
Anne S. Richardson Auditorium, Ridgefield High School
Ridgefield, CT
Grieg - Piano Concerto, Op. 16. Jerry Steichen, Conductor.

October 12, 2014
Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
Mount Baker Theatre
Bellingham, WA
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21. Yaniv Attar, Conductor.

October 17 and 18, 2014
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Mead Theatre, Schuster Performing Arts Center
Dayton, OH
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466. Neal Gittleman, Conductor.

November 1 and 2, 2014
Solo Recital - Stars of Steinway
Dunkley Music Recital Hall
Boise, ID
Program TBA

November 22, 2014
Recital with Adrian Daurov, Cellist
St. Vincent College
Latrobe, PA
Program TBA

February 14 and 15, 2015
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra
Burlington, Ottumwa, and Mount Pleasant, IA
February 14, 7:30: Burlington Memorial Auditorium || February 15, 3:00: Bridge View Center, Ottumwa || February 15, 7:30: Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium, Mount Pleasant

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83. D'Indy - Symphony on a French Mountain Air. Robert McConnell, Conductor.

February 28 and March 1, 2015
Missoula Symphony Orchestra
George and Jane Dennison Theatre, The University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Darko Butorac, Conductor.

March 5, 2015
Solo Recital
Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts
Fairfield, IA
Program TBA

April 12, 2015
Newtown Friends of Music
Edmond Town Hall
Newtown, CT
Lee Hoiby and Poulenc Sextets. With the Dorian Wind Quintet.

April 25, 2015
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall
Springfield, MA
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18. Kevin Rhodes, Conductor.

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Christoph Willibald Gluck / Giovanni Sgambati
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
from "Orfeo"
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
George Frideric Handel
Suite in F Major, HWV 427
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
I. Vivace ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo & II. Prestissimo
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
III. Rondo: Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 ("Emperor")
2nd and 3rd movements
Franz Liszt
Ballade No. 2 in B Minor
Claude Debussy
"Voiles", from Préludes Book I
Claude Debussy
"Voiles", from Préludes Book I
Claude Debussy
"Le vent dans la plaine", from Préludes Book I
Claude Debussy
Préludes, Book II, No. 8
Claude Debussy
Les tierces alternées
(Préludes, Book II, No. 11)
Aaron Copland
Piano Variations
Ferruccio Busoni
Ten Variations on a Prelude of Chopin, BV213a
Sergei Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Leoš Janáček
Sonata 1.X.1905
1st movement
Leoš Janáček
Sonata 1.X.1905
2nd movement
George Gershwin
Concerto in F
1st movement
Samuel Barber
Piano Sonata, Op. 26
I. Allegro energico
Samuel Barber
Piano Sonata, Op. 26
II. Allegro vivace e leggero
Samuel Barber
Piano Sonata, Op. 26
III. Adagio mesto
Samuel Barber
Piano Sonata, Op. 26
IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito

Spencer Myer
Spencer Myer, Pianist - Live in Recital

Spencer Myer
Spencer Myer Plays Preludes and Variations

Brian Thornton (Cello) and Spencer Myer (Piano)
Kol Nidrei and Beyond, Lev's Story

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. David Bernard, Conductor. Spencer Myer, Piano. David Chan, Violin.
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 and Violin Concerto
Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp), Jupiter String Quartet, Alexa Still (Flute), Richard Hawkins (Clarinet), Ellie Dehn (Soprano) and Spencer Myer (Piano)
Ravel: Intimate Masterpieces

VINE - Piano Sonata No. 1


Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990)

Recorded in Cleveland, 2005

VINE - Piano Sonata No. 1 (1st mvmt)


Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990) - 1st mvmt

Recorded in Fort Worth, 2009

VINE - Piano Sonata No. 1 (2nd mvmt)


Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990) - 2nd mvmt

Recorded in Fort Worth, 2009

SCARLATTI - Sonata in B Minor


Sonata in B Minor K87

CHOPIN - Polonaise-Fantaisie


Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61

CHOPIN - Barcarolle, Op. 60


Barcarolle, Op. 60

Recorded in Fort Worth, 2009

DEBUSSY - Cloches à travers les feuilles


Cloches à travers les feuilles

from Images, Book II

DEBUSSY - Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut


Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

from Images, Book II

DEBUSSY - Poissons d’or


Poissons d’or

from Images, Book II

DEBUSSY - Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses


Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses

from Preludes, Book II

DEBUSSY - Ondine



from Preludes, Book II

DEBUSSY - Feux d'artifice


Feux d'artifice

from Preludes, Book II

LISZT - Gondoliera



from Venezia e Napoli

ALBÉNIZ - El Puerto


El Puerto

from Iberia, Book I

BEETHOVEN - Sonata in D Minor - I


Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31 #2 ("Tempest")

I - Largo - Allegro

BEETHOVEN - Sonata in F# Major, Op. 78 - 1st Movemnt


Sonata in F# Major, Op. 78 - 1st Movement

BEETHOVEN - Sonata in F# Major, Op. 78 - 2nd Movement


Sonata in F# Major, Op. 78 - 2nd Movement

MOZART - Piano Concerto #9 - I - Part 1


Piano Concerto #9 in E flat Major, K271

1st movement

MOZART - Piano Concerto #9 - I - Part 2


Piano Concerto #9 in E flat Major, K271

1st movement

MOZART - Piano Concerto #9 - II - Part 1


Piano Concerto #9 in E flat Major, K271

2nd movement

MOZART - Piano Concerto #9 - II - Part 2


Piano Concerto #9 in E flat Major, K271

2nd movement

MOZART - Piano Concerto #9 - III - Part 1


Piano Concerto #9 in E flat Major, K271

3rd movement

MOZART - Piano Concerto #9 - III - Part 2


Piano Concerto #9 in E flat Major, K271

3rd movement

Upcoming Performances

Past Performances

March 27, 2014
Solo Recital - Pianoforte Chicago
Chicago, IL
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
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March 25, 2014
Solo Recital - Convention Artist, MTNA National Conference
Marriott Chicago Downtown
Chicago, IL
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
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March 23, 2014
Solo Recital - Indiana Landmarks Center
Indiana Landmarks
Indianapolis, IN
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
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February 21, 2014
Solo Recital
Steinway Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
February 17 - 21, 2014
Musical Awakenings - Van Cliburn Foundation School Outreach Concerts
Fort Worth area Elementary Schools
Fort Worth, TX
"Virtuosity" - Works of Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Scriabin
February 18, 2014
Solo Recital - Sam Houston State University
James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
Huntsville, TX
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
February 13, 2014
Exponential Ensemble - Rush Hour Concert. "Try Me Good King"
National Opera Center
New York, NY
Tickets $20 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors. Available at the door or on "Eventbrite".

Works of Spohr, Schumann, Dowland, Libby Larsen and Schubert. With Martha Guth (Soprano) and Pascal Archer (Clarinet).
February 9, 2014
Solo Recital - University of Montana
Recital Hall - University of Montana School of Music
Missoula, MT
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Debussy - Images Book II, Copland - Piano Variations, Bolcom - 3 Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
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January 4, 2014
Chamber Music Quad Cities
Unitarian Church of Davenport
Davenport, IA
Rachmaninoff Etudes-Tableaux, Stravinsky Duo Concertante, Prokofiev Cello Sonata, and Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor. With David Bowlin (Violinist) and Katinka Kleijn (Cellist).
December 18, 2013
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series
Preston Bradley Hall - Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, IL
Brahms - Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87. With David Bowlin (Violin) and SiYan Li (Cello).
December 1, 2013
Solo Recital - Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Hall
London, UK
Schubert - Sonata in A Major, D 959. Chopin, Opp. 59/60/61
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November 22, 2013
Chamber Music Corvallis - Recital with Adrian Daurov, Cellist
LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Works of Beethoven, Debussy, Rorem and Rachmaninoff
November 16, 2013
Holland Symphony Orchestra
DeWitt Auditorium - Zeeland East High School
Zeeland, MI
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G. Jonathan Girard, Conductor.
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November 12, 2013
Solo Recital - Hope College
Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Holland, MI
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Chopin - Opp. 59/60/61, Bolcom - Three Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
November 9, 2013
Solo Recital - MacPhail Center for Music
Antonello Hall
Minneapolis, MN
Scarlatti - 3 Sonatas, Schubert - Sonata in A Major (D 959), Chopin - Opp. 59/60/61, Bolcom - Three Rags from "The Garden of Eden"
November 5, 2013
Oberlin Artist Recital Series
Finney Chapel
Oberlin, OH
All Ravel Chamber Music. With faculty and alumni of the Oberlin Conservatory.
October 21 - 26, 2013
Jury Member - Louisiana International Piano Competition
Alexandria, LA
October 19, 2013
Britten in Song: A Centennial Celebration - presented by the Casement Fund
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Vocal works of Benjamin Britten: Tit for Tat, English and Irish Folk Songs, Songs from the Chinese, Les Illuminations. With Karen Wierzba (Soprano) and Alex Richardson (Tenor).
October 12, 2013
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Clark State Performing Arts Center
Springfield, OH
Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 3. Peter Stafford Wilson, Conductor.
October 6, 2013
Solo Recital - Leschetizky Association
Tenri Cultural Institute
New York, NY
Works of Scarlatti, Schubert, Chopin and Bolcom.
October 5, 2013
Brooklyn Art Song Society
Old Stone House
Brooklyn, NY
Schumann - Frauenliebe und Leben. With Kate Maroney, Mezzo-Soprano
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September 28, 2013
Boise Philharmonic Chamber Concert - Casual Classics
Cathedral of the Rockies
Boise, ID
Poulenc Sextet. With the Boise Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
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September 21, 2013
Boise Philharmonic
Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
Boise, ID
Ravel - The Two Piano Concerti. Robert Franz, Conductor.
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September 20, 2013
Boise Philharmonic
Swayne Auditorium, Northwest Nazarene University
Nampa, ID
Ravel - The Two Piano Concerti. Robert Franz, Conductor.
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August 27, 2013
Sterling and Francis Clark Art Institute
Clark Art Institute Auditorium
Williamstown, MA
Thuille - Piano Sextet. With the Dorian Wind Quintet.
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August 20, 2013
Nantucket Musical Arts Society - Recital with Adrian Daurov, Cellist
First Congregational Church of Nantucket
Nantucket, MA
Works of Beethoven, Debussy, Rorem, and Rachmaninoff.
August 19, 2013
Nantucket Musical Arts Society - Recital with Adrian Daurov, Cellist.
Great Hall, Nantucket Atheneum
Nantucket, MA
Works of Beethoven, Debussy, Rorem, and Rachmaninoff.
July 28, 2013
Solo Recital - New Orleans Keyboard Institute
Roussel Hall, Loyola University
New Orleans, LA
Works of Haydn, Debussy, and Schubert.
July 13, 2013
Valencia International Piano Academy Festival Orchestra
Centre del Carme
Valencia, Spain
Stravinsky - Concerto for Piano and Winds. Carlos Amat, Conductor.
July 6, 2013
Solo Recital - Valencia International Piano Academy
Centre del Carme
Valencia, Spain
Works of Haydn, Debussy, and Schubert
June 29, 2013
Kent/Blossom Festival - Recital with David Shifrin, Clarinet
Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University
Kent, OH
Works of Schumann, Brahms, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Debussy.
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June 26, 2013
Kent/Blossom Festival - Concert with Miami String Quartet
Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University
Kent, OH
Brahms - Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26.
June 22, 2013
Chamber Music Quad Cities
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Davenport, IA
Schubert - "Trout" Quintet. With David Bowlin (Violin), Maiya Papach (Viola), Katinka Kleijn (Cello), and Phillip Alejo (Double Bass).
June 15, 2013
Lev Aronson Project - Recital with Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello
Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Works of Beethoven, Debussy, and Mendelssohn.
June 14, 2013
Lev Aronson Project - Recital with Brian Thornton, Cello
Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Excerpts from Brian Thornton's newly released CD: Works of Bloch, Aronson, Rachmaninoff and Leonovich.
June 10, 2013
Lev Aronson Project - Recital with Lynn Harrell, Cello
Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Works of Beethoven and Schubert, and Brahms Trio in B Major with Emanuel Borok (Violin).
May 25, 2013
Solo Recital - Austin Piano Festival
University United Methodist Church
Austin, TX
Works of Haydn, Schubert, Albeniz and Stravinsky
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May 19, 2013
Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra
Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus Theater
Parma, OH
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Victor Liva, Conductor.
May 10, 2013
New York Concert Artists - Evenings of Piano Concerti Series
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
New York, NY
Schumann - Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54. Eduard Zilberkant, Conductor.
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May 3, 2013
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Recital with Jonathan Beyer, Baritone. Works of Tchaikovsky, Copland, Zemlinsky and Ravel.
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April 26, 2013
Recital with SungYun Lim, Violinist.
W.M.P. Concert Hall
New York, NY
Works of Mozart, Brahms and Faure.
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April 16, 2013
Solo Recital - Texas Tech University
Talkington Hall, The Legacy Event Center
Lubbock, TX
Works of Haydn, Schubert, Albeniz and Stravinsky.
April 12, 2013
Solo Recital - McKinney Musical Arts Society
Heard-Craig Performance Hall
McKinney, TX
Works of Haydn, Schubert, Albeniz and Stravinsky
April 7, 2013
The Artist Series of Tallahassee
Opperman Music Hall, Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Duo Recital with Adrian Daurov, Cellist. Works of Beethoven, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.
March 7, 2013
Recital with Adrian Daurov, Cellist
Bezanson Recital Hall - University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center
Amherst, MA
Works of Beethoven, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.
February 27, 2013
Solo Recital - Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association
Arlington Women's Club
Arlington, VA
Works of Haydn, Schubert, Albeniz and Stravinsky
February 18, 2013
Solo Recital - Tennessee Tech University
Wattenbarger Auditorium
Cookeville, TN
Works of Haydn, Schubert, Albeniz and Stravinsky
February 16, 2013
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Athenaeum Theatre
Indianapolis, IN
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue. Kirk Trevor, Conductor.
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February 10, 2013
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
All Saints Church
New York, NY
Beethoven - Concerto No. 4. David Bernard, Conductor.
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February 9, 2013
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
All Saints Church
New York, NY
Beethoven - Concerto No. 4. David Bernard, Conductor.
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January 26, 2013
Recital with Adrian Daurov, Cellist
Barge Music
Brooklyn, NY
World Premieres by Ricky Ian Gordon and Christopher Gunning, and Sonatas by Schubert and Rachmaninoff.
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January 24, 2013
The Embassy Series
Austrian Embassy
Washington, D.C.
Schubert "Arpeggione" Sonata. With Adrian Daurov, Cellist.
January 20, 2013
Santa Fe Symphony
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, NM
Rachamaninoff - Concerto No. 2. Steven Smith, Conductor.
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January 6, 2013
Solo Recital
Phillips Collection
Washington, D.C.
Works of Debussy, Albeniz and Moskowski
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December 29, 2012
Chamber Music Quad Cities
Davenport Unitarian Church
Davenport, IA
With David Bowlin (Violin), Katinka Kleijn (Cello) and Conor Nelson (Flute).

Works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.
December 16, 2012
Recital - Brooklyn Art Song Society
Tenri Cultural Institute
New York, NY
Songs of Schubert with Martha Guth (Soprano), Pascal Archer (Clarinet), and David Wakefield (Horn).
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December 8, 2012
String Orchestra of Brooklyn
St. Ann's Church
Brooklyn, NY
Schumann - Piano Concerto, Op. 54. Eli Spindel, Conductor.
December 2, 2012
Solo Recital - Acadia University
Garden Room, K.C. Irving Environmental and Science Centre
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski.
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November 18, 2012
Solo Recital - Xavier University
Gallagher Student Center Auditorium
Cincinnati, OH
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Albeniz, Gottschalk and Moskowski.
November 14, 2012
Solo Recital - Warren Concert Association
Struthers Library Theatre
Warren, PA
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski.
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November 11, 2012
Recital - Cleveland International Piano Competition
Double Tree Tudor Arms Hotel
Cleveland, OH
Solo piano music by Macdowell, Gershwin, Gottschalk and Barber; Selections from the American Songbook with Maribeth Crawford, Soprano.
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November 2, 2012
Solo Recital - Montana Music Teachers Association
Hilton Garden Inn
Kalispell, MT
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski
October 27, 2012
Solo Recital - Leschetizky Association
Tenri Cultural Institute
New York, NY
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski
October 14-19, 2012
Van Cliburn Foundation - Outreach Concerts
Fort Worth Elementary Schools
Fort Worth, TX
"Virtuosity" Program: works of Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Scriabin
October 13, 2012
Recital - Brooklyn Art Song Society
Presented by Bargemusic
Brooklyn, NY
Schubert - Sonata in A Major, D. 959
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October 6, 2012
Solo Recital - Chamber Music Columbus
Southern Theatre
Columbus, OH
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski
October 3, 2012
Solo Recital - Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Warner Concert Hall
Oberlin, OH
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski
October 1, 2012
Solo Recital - Rocky River Chamber Music Society
West Shore Unitarian Church
Rocky River, OH
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski. Featuring Schubert's F Minor Fantasy with Sungeun Kim, Pianist.
September 27, 2012
Solo Recital - Missouri State University
Hammons Performing Arts Center
Springfield, MO
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski
September 23, 2012
North State Symphony
Laxson Auditorium
Chico, CA
Kyle Pickett, Conductor.

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
September 22, 2012
North State Symphony
Cascade Theatre
Redding, CA
Kyle Pickett, Conductor.

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue.
September 16, 2012
Solo Recital - Steinway Society of the Bay Area
Le Petit Trianon Theatre
San Jose, CA
Works of Haydn, Debussy, Liszt, Albeniz and Moskowski
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto #1 in C Major, Op.15
Concerto #2 in B-flat Major, Op.19
Concerto #3 in C Minor, Op.37
Concerto #4 in G Major, Op.58
Concerto #5 in E-flat Major, Op.73 ("Emperor")
Choral Fantasy, Op.80

Johannes Brahms
Concerto #1 in d minor, Op.15

Frédéric Chopin
Concerto #1 in E Minor, Op. 11
Concerto #2 in f minor, Op.21
Andante Spinato and Grande
Polonaise Brilliante, Op.22

Manuel De Falla
Noches en los jardines de España

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Variations on I Got Rhythm
Concerto in F
Second Rhapsody

Edvard Grieg
Concerto in a minor, Op.16

Franz Liszt
Concerto #2 in A Major

Felix Mendelssohn
Capriccio Brillant, Op.22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto #9 in E-flat Major, K.271
Concerto #20 in d minor, K.466
Concerto #24 in c minor, K.491
Concerto #25 in C Major, K.503

Francis Poulenc

Sergei Prokofiev
Concerto #2 in g minor, Op.16

Maurice Ravel
Concerto for the Left Hand
Concerto in G Major

Sergei Rachmaninov
Concerto #1 in F# Minor, Op. 1
Concerto #2 in c minor, Op.18
Concerto #3 in d minor, Op. 30
Rhapsody On a Theme by Paganini, Op.43

Camille Saint-Saëns
Concerto #2 in g minor, Op.22
Concerto #5 in F Major, Op.103

Robert Schumann
Concerto in a minor, Op.54
Konzertstück, Op.92

Dmitri Shostakovich
Concerto #2 in F Major, Op. 102

Igor Stravinsky
Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concerto #1 in b-flat minor, Op.23

Isaac Albéniz
Iberia, Books I, II, and IV

Johann Sebastian Bach
English Suite #3, BWV 808
French Suite #5, BWV 816
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Partita #1, BWV 825
Toccata in F# Minor, BWV 910

Bach, J.S./Ferruccio Busoni
Chorale Prelude: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland

Bach, J.S./Egon Petri
Sheep May Safely Graze

Samuel Barber
Sonata, Op.26

Bela Bartók
Dance Suite, Sz. 77

Ludwig van Beethoven
Rondo in C Major
Sonatas: Op.13, Op. 27 #2, Op. 28, Op.31 #2, 53, 57, 78, 81a, 109, 110

Johannes Brahms
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24
Scherzo in e-flat minor, Op.4
Fantasien, Op.116

Johannes Brahms/Ferruccio Busoni
Six Chorale Preludes, Op. 122

Ferruccio Busoni
Chopin Variations, BV 213a

Robert Casadesus
Toccata, Op.40

Frédéric Chopin
The Four Ballades
Scherzi: #2, 3, 4
Sonata in b minor, Op.58
Polonaises: A Major,Op.40; A-flat, Op.53
Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
Barcarolle, Op.60
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise

Claude Debussy
Images, Book I & II
Préludes Book I and II
Pour le Piano
Suite Bergamasque
L'isle joyeuse

George Gershwin
3 Preludes

Alberto Ginastera
Sonata #1, Op.22

Enrique Granados
"Los Requiebros" and "El Amor y La Muerte", from Goyescas

Franz Josef Haydn
Sonata in E-flat, Hob.XVI:52
Sonata in G Major, Hob.XVI:40
Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6

George Frederic Handel
Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427

Leoš Janáček
Sonata 1.X.1905 ("From the Street")

Franz Liszt
Mephisto Waltz
Hungarian Rhapsody #6
Valse de l'opera Faust
Venezia e Napoli
Ballade in B Minor
Tre Sonetti di Petrarca
Les jeux d'eaux a la villa d'Este

Edward Macdowell
To a Wild Rose

Nikolai Medtner
Sonata-Reminiscenza, Op. 38 #1

Felix Mendelssohn
Variations Serieuses, Op.54
Rondo Capriccioso, Op.14

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in c minor, K. 475
Sonatas: K. 281, 310, 332, 333

Moritz Moskowski
Caprice Espagnol, Op. 37

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata #3, Op.28
Sonata #7, Op.83

Sergei Rachmaninov
Selected Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux

Maurice Ravel
Jeux d'eau
Le Tombeau de Couperin

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in d minor, L.422
Sonata in A Major, L.238
Sonata in A Major, L.345
Sonata in b minor, L.33
Sonata in E Major, L.23

Franz Schubert
Four Impromptus, Op. 90
Sonata in A Major, D. 959

Robert Schumann
Carnaval, Op.9
Variations on the name "Abegg", Op. 1
Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6
Waldszenen, Op. 82

Alexander Scriabin
Sonata #2, Op.19

Igor Stravinsky
Four Etudes, Op. 7

Carl Vine
Sonata (1990)

Dominik Argento
Six Elizabethan Songs

Samuel Barber
Hermit Songs, Op.29
Despite and Still, Op.41
Three Songs, Op.10
Three Songs, Op.45
Knoxville, Summer of 1915

Bela Bartók
Suite paysanne hongroise

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio, Op. 70 #1
Piano Trio, Op.70 #2
Piano Trio, Op.97 ("Archduke")
Violin Sonatas: D major, F Major, c minor, G Major
Cello Sonatas: g minor, A Major, D Major
An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98

Alban Berg
Sieben frühe lieder

Leonard Bernstein
Serenade for Violin
I Hate Music

Johannes Brahms
Piano Trio in B Major, Op.8
Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op.78
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op.108
Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 38
Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 99
Duets, Opp. 20 and 61
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103
Clarinet Sonata in f minor, Op.120
Vier Ernste Gesänge, Op.121
Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

Benjamin Britten
Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Tit for Tat
Winter Words
Canticle II ("Abraham and Isaac")

Eldin Burton
Sonatine for Flute

Frédéric Chopin
Cello Sonata, Op.65

Aaron Copland
12 Poems of Emily Dickinson
Violin Sonata
Duo for Flute and Piano

Claude Debussy
Cello Sonata
Violin Sonata
Fêtes Galantes I
Proses lyriques
Chansons de bilitis
Ariettes Oubliees

Antonin Dvorak
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81

Georges Enesco
Cantabile and Presto

Manuel de Falla
Siete canciones populaires

Gabriel Faure
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13

César Franck
Violin Sonata in A Major

André Jolivet
Chant de Linos

Libby Larsen
Try me, Good King

Charles Martin Loeffler
4 Poems (with Viola & Mezzo-Soprano)

Gustav Mahler
Ruckert Lieder

Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Trio in C Minor, Op.66
Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 58

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452

Modest Mussorgsky
Songs and Dances of Death

Francis Poulenc
Flute Sonata
Oboe Sonata
Clarinet Sonata
Le Bestiaire
Fiançailles pour rire

Sergei Prokofiev
Cello Sonata
Flute Sonata

André Previn
4 Songs (with Cello and Soprano)

Roger Quilter
To Julia

Sergei Rachmaninov
Cello Sonata, Op. 19
Six Songs, Op.38

Maurice Ravel
Piano Trio in a minor
Violin Sonata
Histoires Naturelles

Joaquín Rodrigo
4 Madrigales Amatorios

Carlos Salzedo
Harp Sonata

Franz Schubert
Selected Lieder
Sonata in A Minor ("Arpeggione")
Quintet in A Major ("Trout")
Variations on "Trockne Blumen" for Flute and Piano

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet, Op.44
Dichterliebe, Op.48
Liederkreis Op.39
Frauenliebe und leben, Op.42
Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Fantasiestücke, Op.73

Dimitri Shostakovich
Piano Trio in e minor

Richard Strauss
Violin Sonata, Op. 18
Cello Sonata, Op.5

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Trio in A Minor

Joaquin Turina
Poema en forma de Canciones

Ralph Vaughn-Williams
Songs of Travel

Henri Vieuxtemps
Viola Sonata

Richard Wagner
Wesendonk Lieder

Hugo Wolf
Mignon Lieder

Charles Marie Widor
Suite for Flute and Piano

Alexander von Zemlinsky
Piano Trio, Op.3