American concert pianist Jason Paul Peterson has captivated audiences around the globe, with recent solo and collaborative performances in Germany, Austria, Mexico, England, and throughout the United States. Highlights include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, two outdoor performances of the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for over 20,000 listeners; a performance at the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana; and a solo recital on the historic Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, broadcast live nationwide via radio, internet, and cable television. Upcoming concerts include solo and collaborative engagements throughout the United States and in Europe.
Described as "a national phenomenon" (The Milwaukee Journal) and a musician of "Technical brilliancy who conveyed all the nuances in performance" (Polonaise Magazine). Mr. Peterson was awarded a grant from the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Inc., and subsequently became the first-ever four-time recipient of the award. He is the winner of the 2006 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, the only American finalist in the 2001 Grace Welsh International Prize for Piano, and has also been awarded by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Most recently, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study at the Franz Liszt Academy in Weimar, Germany. His latest CD was released July 2005 on the Sospiro label. A second recording is planned for Spring 2008.
Mr. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Music degree with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where he held a professional development award and teaching assistantship in chamber music and accompanying. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Music program at the Peabody Conservatory, where he held an assistantship in piano teaching. Principal teachers include Natalya Antonova, Anton Nel, Alexander Shtarkman, and Grigory Gruzman.