August 1 ~ 10
Critically acclaimed pianist, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, enjoys a versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician. His performances have garnered international praise and he has been recognized for his “hypnotically powerful and precise” pianism and “dynamic and distinguished” interpretations. His concert tours and performances have taken place in major concert halls, universities and concert organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico, South America, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Notable venues include Carnegie Recital Hall (New York), The Mormon Tabernacle (Utah), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Roy Thompson Hall (Toronto), Place des Arts (Montreal), Izumi Hall (Osaka), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), National Gallery (Kingston) and Seoul Arts Center. He has appeared with several major Canadian and American orchestras. Recent orchestral performances have included concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Dohnanyi, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Gershwin. Mr. Fitz-Gerald's concerts have frequently been recorded for local, national and international radio and television networks and his CD recordings can be found on many different record labels.
In constant demand as a chamber musician, he has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Hagai Shaham, Midori, Stephen Isserlis, Anne Akiko Meyers, Richard Stolzman, Alan Civil, Camilla Wicks, Eudice Shapiro, Ronald Leonard, the Bartok, St. Petersburg and St. Lawrence String Quartets. For many years he was studio pianist in summer programs for many leading artist teachers of our time including William Primrose, Lillian Fuchs, Zara Nelsova, Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Zoltan Szekely, Lorand Fenyves and Marcel Moyse. He regularly performs two-piano and four-hand recitals with Bernadene Blaha appearing at prestigious festivals, conventions, music teacher’s symposiums and concert venues throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Fitz-Gerald also enjoys an international reputation as a teacher, presenting master classes and lecture-symposiums throughout the world. His students have been prize winners in many major piano and chamber music competitions including the Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Washington International Piano Competition, Vilna International Piano Competition, IBLA International Piano Competition, American Orff-Schullwerke International Competition, ARD International Piano Competition, the Music Teacher's National Association national competition, LA Liszt International Piano Competition, Jean Francaix International Competition, Canadian National Music Competitions and the Colman National Chamber Music Competition.
Mr. Fitz-Gerald is Professor of Piano Performance and Collaborative Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.