John Blacklow

Acclamed for his “powerful and eloquent” performances (New York Times), as “a brilliant performer—a gifted musical presence with a high sense of pianistic fantasy” (Salzburger Nachrichten), pianist John Blacklow has been presented as a soloist and chamber musician in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; Carnegie’s Zankel Hall; in Amsterdam at the Concertgebouw; in Paris at Salle Gaveau, Louvre Auditorium and Cité de la Musique; the Konzerthaus in Berlin; in London at Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Wigmore Hall; in Vienna at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus; in Brussels at the Palais des Beaux Arts and Royal Conservatoire; and the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Recently Albany Records released a disc of the complete Schumann sonatas for violin and piano along with violinist Jennifer Frautschi, as well as an American Duos album consisting of five works by living American composers.

Blacklow has performed frequently as keyboardist with orchestras including Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, John Adams, Edo de Waart, Jeffrey Kahane, Rafael Payare, and many others. He studied piano with Tatiana Yampolsky, John Browning, and Bella Davidovich, graduating from both Harvard and Juilliard.

Blacklow serves as Professor of Piano at the University of Notre Dame, has recorded for Universal Music Inc., Albany Records, Bridge Records, EDI, and Deutsche Grammophon iTunes, and is a Steinway Concert Artist.


February 2024

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