Join us on Saturday, December 1 for the fourth concert in our 2018-2019 season. The gifted young American pianist Reed Tetzloff will perform works for solo piano by Brahms, Scriabin, Fauré, and Franck.


Program

Composer Work Year
Johannes Brahms Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118 1893
Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 1907
Intermission
Gabriel Fauré Nocturne no. 6 in D flat major, Op. 63 1894
César Franck Prelude, Choral, and Fugue, FWV 21 1884


About the Artist

The young American pianist Reed Tetzloff has distinguished himself one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. His rhetorical approach to the music he performs, along with a warmly charismatic stage presence, are trademarks of his communication with an audience.

He has performed concerti with major orchesras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic. His recitals have been heard across the United States, in China, and in Europe. He performs frequently at noteworthy New York venues, including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the consulates of Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, and Poland, the Ukrainian Cultural Institute, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Union Club.

At the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, Reed Tetzloff’s career was given a major boost after being named one of twelve semi-finalists. His performances were widely acclaimed in Russian media, which dubbed him “the lyric hero of the competition,” and noted by music connoisseurs across 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. At Mannes College the New School for Music, he won the two largest awards available to pianists: the Concerto Competition (as a freshman) and the Nadia Reisenberg Competition (as a sophomore). He studied at Mannes on a full scholarship as the recipient of the Nahum Guzik Piano Award. In 2018, he was awarded a career grant from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi.

Born in 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he previously studied with Dr. Paul Wirth and won numerous top prizes in state, regional, and national competitions prior to college, including in the national finals of the Music Teacher’s National Association Piano Competition. Mr. Tetzloff went on to earn his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Mannes College, studying with Piano Department Chair Pavlina Dokovska. He has also studied with Vladimir Valjarevic, and has worked privately and in Master Class settings with artists such as Eteri Andjaparidze, Leif One Andsnes, Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Feltsman, Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Lowell Liebermann, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Andre Watts.