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New Hampshire-born pianist Matthew Odell
began his studies at the age of 10 and has since won acclaim for
performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist,
soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. He has been hailed
as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant . . . playing with
total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone. In addition to
performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the 92nd Street Y
in New York, Mr. Odell has appeared at the Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C., in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Moscow, St.
Petersburg, Taipei, Taiwan, and Helsinki, Finland. He has also
performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the European American Musical
Alliance in Paris, New York’s Focus! Festival, the La Gesse Festival in
Toulouse, France, Nuits musicales and Concerts du cloître in Nice,
France, and the Rohm International Music Festival in Kyoto,
Japan. Recent concerts include a solo recital of the music of
Boulez and Carter in Baltimore, a tribute to Pierre Bernac and Francis
Poulenc at Lincoln Center, and a European recital tour in Paris,
London, and Spain.
A passionate advocate of the music of our
time, Mr. Odell frequently premieres works written for him. He has
performed contemporary repertoire with the New Juilliard Ensemble, the
AXIOM Ensemble, and the American Art Song Festival, a group he founded
in 2004. He has also worked with many prominent composers,
including Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Ned Rorem, Mark Adamo, Michel
Merlet, and Robert Aldridge. Mr. Odell’s affinity for the music
of Olivier Messiaen has been seen in a performance of his Visions de
l’Amen with pianist Peter Hill and an upcoming recording project of the
music of Messiaen and his students to be released by Albany
Mr. Odell currently teaches at The
Juilliard School and Keene State College and frequently presents master
classes, workshops, and lectures at professional conferences and
universities throughout the U.S and Europe. In May 2010 he
graduated with a doctoral degree from The Juilliard School, where he
studied with Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, and Brian Zeger. He
studied further with Marian Hahn, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Ann Schein,
and Laurence Morton.
We're pleased to welcome Matthew Odell to his second appearance in the Historical Piano Concert Series.
For more information, visit www.matthewodell.com.