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Geoffrey Burleson

Geoffrey Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. His numerous acclaimed solo appearances include performances at prestigious venues such as the Église St-Merri, Paris, the American Academy in Rome, the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, the Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Athens, the National Museum of Art, Mexico City, De Doelen, Rotterdam and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, Chicago. He has also appeared as featured soloist at the Mostly Modern, Bard Music, Monadnock, Mänttä and Santander Music Festivals, the Talloires International Festival in France and the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York.

Concerto appearances include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arlington and New England Philharmonics, and the Holland Symfonia. Burleson is a core member of the American Modern Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, the Tribeca New Music Festival, Princeton University’s Richardson Chamber Players, and David Sanford’s Pittsburgh Collective.

Recent touring projects include Akoka: Messiaen Remix, a programme and 2015 Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year-nominated album featuring Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and responsive new works by David Krakauer and DJ Socalled. Burleson’s recordings also include the complete piano music of Roy Harris for Naxos (8.559664).

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, and Stony Brook University (D.M.A.), he numbers among his principal teachers Gilbert Kalish, Leonard Shure, Veronica Jochum, Lillian Freundlich, Tinka Knopf, and Audrey Bart Brown. Burleson is on the piano faculties of Princeton University and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, and is professor of music and director of piano studies at Hunter College, CUNY.