March 26, 2020
Pianist Shai Wosner Joins Piano Faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music
Marco Borggreve

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 26, 2020) — Pianist Shai Wosner has been named to the piano faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he will teach a piano studio and coach chamber music starting in fall 2020. He will balance these activities with a busy concert schedule of recitals, orchestral engagements, and chamber collaborations around the world each season, as well as with his work as a recording artist for Onyx Classics.

Frank Corliss, Director of the Bard College Conservatory, said: 

“We are very excited to welcome Shai Wosner to the Bard Conservatory faculty. He joins us after the recent tragic passing of our esteemed piano faculty member Peter Serkin, and we are happy that Mr. Wosner will continue that great artist’s legacy of dedication to the highest musical and educational ideals.” 

Shai Wosner said: 

“I am deeply honored to now be on faculty at Bard Conservatory. Growing up, I had the great fortune of learning from teachers who were not only brilliant artists, but also wonderful, caring people, and this spurred in me a desire to pay their instruction forward, whether in master classes, workshops, or­ my new duties at Bard. Furthermore, I look forward to being a part of the Bard family, to making great music with my colleagues and students, and to being part of this great institution's future.” 

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight into a broad range of repertoire—from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today. This season, he gave the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone’s The Air Suspended, performing the concerto first with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, Philadelphia, and New York. Celebrated as one of today’s leading Schubertians, he recently recorded four of Schubert’s late sonatas for release in 2020 by Onyx Classics, and this double album completes his recorded series of the composer’s final six piano sonatas. A recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, he has appeared in North America with the orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Paul, and Toronto, among others, as well as in Europe with ensembles ranging from the BBC orchestras to the Vienna Philharmonic. Born in Israel, he studied piano with Opher Brayer and Emanuel Krasovsky and composition, theory, and improvisation with André Hajdu. He later studied at The Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax.

For more information about Shai Wosner, visit shaiwosner.com, and follow him on Facebook (facebook.com/ShaiWosner) and Twitter (@ShaiWosnerPiano).

For more information about the Bard College Conservatory of Music, visit bard.edu/conservatory.

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