The Music Treasury for 27 May 2018 — Reed Tetzloff, pianist

This week, pianist Reed Tetzloff is featured on The Music Treasury, hosted by Dr Gary Lemco.

A recent graduate of the Mannes School, Tetzlaff is already a name on the international stages, having performed in Europe, the United States, and  China.  The show is broadcast live on Sunday 27 May 2018, from 19:00 to 21:00 PDT from Stanford University, KZSU, and can be heard concurrently through its Internet stream on kzsu.stanford.edu.

Mr Tetzloff will be joining Dr Lemco as an on-air guest for the evening’s show.

More details of the the show, the artist, and the evening’s playlist follow.

Reed Tetzloff, pianist

Our on-air guest this evening is American pianist Reed Tetzloff (b. 1992). Mr. Tetzloff has expressed his admiration for several pianists of the past, such as Alfred Cortot and Vladimir Sofronitsky, whose examples we may sample in the course of our discussion, along with performances by Mt. Tetzloff himself.

Mr. Tetzloff earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Mannes College the New School for Music, where he studied in with Dr. Paul Wirth.  Tetzloff has also had studies with Leif Ove Andnes, Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Feltsman, Richard Goode, and Andre Watts.

He came to international attention at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, where he was named one of twelve semi-finalists. Russian media dubbed him “the lyric hero of the competition.” Prizes at other major international competitions include the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy,  Cleveland International Piano Competition, Schimmel International Piano Competition, and the Tbilisi International Piano Competition.  At Mannes College the New School for Music, he won the Concerto Competition (as a freshman) and the Nadia Reisenberg Competition (as a sophomore).  He was also honored as a winner of the 2014 Center for Musical Excellence (CME) International Performing Arts Grant, and joined the roster of CME Young Artists.

He has concertized across the United States (including recitals in Carnegie Hall) and in Europe and China. His debut solo album, “Sounds of Transcendence,” was sponsored by CME and is available on the Romeo Records label.  Reviewing the album, Gramophone Magazine praised his version of the Griffes Sonata as “ranking easily with the recordings of Garrick Ohlsson as the finest available,” and  his “refined touch,” “rhetorical aptness,” and “fervent rapture” in music of Franck and Scriabin.

Playlist:

Griffes: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Scriabin: Valse in A-flat Major, Op. 38
Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 52 in E-flat Major
Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B Minor
Griffes: Piano Sonata
Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau
Scriabin: Fragilite, Op. 52, No. 1
Scriabin: Enigme, Op. 52, No. 2
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 7 “White Mass”
Kapustin: Variations, Op. 41

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