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Acclaimed pianist Norman Krieger in concert March 22

Norman Krieger, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Photo by Christian Steiner.

Furman University will host Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor (piano) Norman Krieger Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m.in Daniel Recital Hall.

Krieger is Furman’s Distinguished Visiting Professor in Piano. His performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Furman Department of Music.

A native of Los Angeles, Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation and is regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair.

Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop, Myung-Whun Chung, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, JoAnn Falletta, Jeffrey Kahane, Donald Runnicles, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Keith Lockhart are a few of the conductors with whom Krieger has collaborated.

Krieger regularly appears with the major orchestras of North America, among them the New York, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Dayton and Rochester philharmonics, the Minnesota Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, National Symphony, Pacific Symphony and the symphony orchestras of Austin, Baltimore, California, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, El Paso, Florida and dozens more.

Abroad, he has been guest soloist for national and regional symphony orchestras in Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey, New Zealand, Taiwan, China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), and Great Britain.

In recital, Krieger has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with sopranos Beverly Hoch and Sheri Greenawald, cellists Jian Wang and Zuill Bailey, and the Tokyo and Manhattan string quartets. His debut at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall and Mostly Mozart Festival earned him an immediate invitation to Lincoln Center’s 2005-06 Great Performers Series.

At age 15, Krieger became a full-scholarship student of Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School, where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Subsequently, he studied with Alfred Brendel and Maria Curcio in London and earned an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory.

A champion of contemporary music, he features the music of John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Daniel Brewbaker, Donald Crockett, Judith St. Croix, Lukas Foss and Lowell Liebermann among his active repertoire.

Krieger’s solo recordings include five albums available on the Artisie 4 label: “Norman Krieger: Transformations,” “Gershwin in Prague,” “Tomas Svoboda: Piano Concertos,” “Norman Krieger: Piano Recital,” and “American Piano Concertos.”

Krieger’s chamber music collaborations include “Raising the Roof,” (Artisie 4); “The Prince Albert Chamber Music Festival,” (Artisie 4); “Voices Through Time,” (Summit) and “Summerdays,” (Well-Tempered).

Joining the faculty at Indiana University’s Jacobs School in 2016, Krieger previously served nearly 20 years as professor of keyboard studies at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.

Krieger is the founding artistic director of The Prince Albert Music Festival in Hawaii. Since 2008, he has served on the summer faculty at the Brevard music festival in North Carolina.

More information about Krieger may be found at https://normankrieger.com/. For more information about the recital, call the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.

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