Pianist

Born in Magdeburg Germany in 1923, Menahem Pressler is one of the world’s most distinguished and honored musicians. A founding member and the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio for all of its 51 years, his career spans nearly seven decades. After winning the Debussy Competition in San Francisco,  he made his American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra;  the New York, Washington, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and London Symphony Orchestras followed.
 
Since then, Pressler has performed around the world in all of the world’s major music venues.
 
Both an outstanding solo and chamber performer, Mr. Pressler’s has collaborated with the Juilliard, Emerson, Ebène, Pacifica, American, Guarneri, Kelemen, Schumann and Cleveland Quartets.
 
His acclaimed New Year’s Eve 2014 performance with the Berlin Philarmonic under Rattle was televised world wide and is now available on DVD with a profile documentary. The second volume of his complete recording of Mozart Sonatas for Dolce Volta has been released, and his 2018 solo recording of French Music, Clair de Lunefor Deutsche Grammophon has  been received with high critical acclaim.
Last season has seen him giving recitals and concerts with orchestra in Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Holland, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, France, Israel, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and in Philadelphia with the Orchestra under Mirga Gražinyta-Tyla,
 
For over 60 years, Menahem Pressler has taught on the piano faculty at the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he currently holds the rank of Distinguished Professor of Music as the Charles Webb Chair. He continuously presents master classes throughout the world, and continues to serve on the jury of many major international piano competitions. He presents masterclasses for ProQuartet's residents since 2016. 
 
The 2018-19 season will see him giving recitals in Berlin Boulezsaal, The Ruhr Piano Festival, Concertgebouw and Suntory Hall Tokyo among others.
 

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