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John Blacklow (Piano)

Born: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The American pianist, John Blacklow, studied with Tatiana Yampolsky, graduating from Harvard University (B.A.), The Juilliard School (M.M.), and the University of Southern California (D.M.A.).

John Blacklow has been presented on many of the world's most renowned concert stages. In Europe, he has performed in many of the most prestigious venues, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London (Music Masters series), and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In the USA, invited performances have included appearances on Carnegie Hall’s “Distinctive Debuts” series and at Merkin Hall in New York, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, and both the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Recent seasons have also included performances in Athens, Birmingham (UK), Brussels, Chicago, Oakland, Palm Beach, Pasadena, Memphis, Paris, Sarasota, Venice, Zürich, Seoul, and Busan.

During 2003-2004, John Blacklow was selected, with violinist Jennifer Frautschi, as a “Rising Star” by Carnegie Hall and E.C.H.O. (European Concert Hall Organization), and was presented on several major concert series throughout Europe, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Cite de la Musique in Paris, and Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. He was invited by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to perform at the Grammy Hall of Fame awards for both Zubin Mehta and Isaac Stern.

John Blacklow has made national television appearances in the USA, Korea, and Japan. Radio performances have included National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” in the USA, BBC’s “In Tune” in the UK, and on many other radio broadcasts across USA, Europe, and Asia. He has performed many times as keyboardist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, under conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez, Marin Alsop, Leonard Slatkin and John Williams, including in the world premiere of “Soundings”, composed by John Williams for the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He has also participated in the Green Umbrella new music series, the Princeton University Composer's ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's Chamber Music Society, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

A Steinway Artist, John Blacklow d has recorded for Universal Music, Ltd. and Deutsche Grammophon/iTunes. In 2008, EDI Records released “Prism”, a solo CD featuring works of Alban Berg, J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, and Frédéric Chopin.

John Blacklow currently serves as Associate Professor on the piano faculty of the University of Notre Dame.

“a brilliant performer - a gifted musical presence with a high sense of pianistic fantasy” - Salzburger Nachrichten
"stylistc breadth and virtuosity, clarity and elan" - Strad Magazine
"great intensity and energy" - The Gramophone

Source: John Blacklow Website; University of Notre Dame Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2009)

John Blacklow: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

John Blacklow (Official Website)

University of Notre Dame: Department of Music: John Blacklow

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