A small, enthusiastic group gathered here on Saturday, March 14 for the fourth concert of our 2020 season. The gifted American pianist Reed Tetzloff performed a diverse program of music for solo piano.

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Reed Tetzloff



Program

Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven Six Variations on an original theme, Op. 34 1803
Franz Liszt Isoldes Liebestod (Schlußszene aus Tristan und Isolde) 1867
Leoš Janáček In the Mists 1912
Jean-Philippe Rameau Suite in G major for harpsichord, RCT 6 1727
Johannes Brahms Fantasies, Op. 116 1892


About the Artist

The American pianist Reed Tetzloff has distinguished himself as one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians, enthralling audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine). He showcases his unique gifts as a recitalist and concerto soloist on three continents, having made his Lincoln Center debut with the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, and his New York solo recital debut at Merkin Hall, both in 2012.

He has performed concerti with the Beaufort Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Queens Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Symfonieorkest de Lier, the Tbilisi Symphony, and the Wayzata Symphony. His recitals have been heard across the United States, in China and in Europe. He has given four multi-city tours of Belgium, playing at major venues including De Singel (Antwerp), Flagey (Brussels), the Miry Concertzaal (Ghent), and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (Waterloo) to critical acclaim. Also in Europe, he has performed at the Small and Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the Grand Hall of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire.

At the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, Reed Tetzloff was named one of twelve semi-finalists. His performances were widely acclaimed in Russian media, which dubbed him “the lyric hero of the competition,” and were noted by music connoisseurs around the globe.

He has won prizes from other major international competitions: Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Cincinnati World Piano Competition, Cleveland International Piano Competition, Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, Schimmel International Piano Competition, and the Tbilisi International Piano Competition. In 2019, he won The American Prize - Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music. He has been awarded career grants from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi and the Center for Musical Excellence (CME).

His debut solo album, “Sounds of Transcendence,” is available on Romeo Records. Reviewing the album, Patrick Rucker of Gramophone Magazine praised his version of the Griffes Sonata as “ranking easily with the recordings of Garrick Ohlsson and Stephen Beus as the finest available,” and extolled his “refined touch,” “rhetorical aptness,” and “fervent rapture” in music of Franck and Scriabin.

Born in 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Tetzloff went on to earn his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Mannes College’s legendary Upper West Side campus, studying on a full scholarship with Piano Department Chair Pavlina Dokovska. While at Mannes, he won the two largest awards available to pianists: the Concerto Competition (as a freshman) and the Nadia Reisenberg Competition (as a sophomore).

He has also studied with Vladimir Valjarevic, and has worked privately and in Master Class settings with artists such as Eteri Andjaparidze, Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Feltsman, Richard Goode, Jerome Rose, and Victor Rosenbaum.

Reed Tetzloff is an Artist-in-Residence with The Drozdoff Society, in whose Impromptu! Classical Music Recital Series he is a frequent performer. He is represented by Cherny Concert & Artist Management Ltd.


Videos

Enjoy these remarkable videos of Reed Tetzloff performing at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015.