The American pianist, Edward Wood, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Eastman School of Music, with Distinction, where he studied with Armand Basile; and a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from The New England Conservatory, where he studied with Russell Sherman.
Long known as the only pianist playing Pianississimo by Donald Martino, Edward Wood performed this work in concerts sponsored by The Group for Contempory Music at The Manhattan School of Music in New York City and The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. He has also performed Kenneth Girard's Suite for Piano (1998) for The National Association of Composers, USA, at Christ and St.Stephen's Church, NYC. Mr. Wood has also performed both volumes of J.S.Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (BWV 846-869 & BWV 870-893) combined with the complete piano music of Arnold Schoenberg in a series of recitals at Jordan Hall in Boston.
Currently, his CD “Music for Woodturning”, in conjunction with the wooden sculpture Cycles by his sister Virginia Dotson, along with his video “Ten New England Scenes for Canvas, Piano, and Camera” are on a two year tour of the USA with the Challenge VI art exhibition.