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Leon Fleisher

Leon Fleisher

No upcoming performance this season

Legendary pianist LEON FLEISHER represents the highest standard of musicianship and, at 85 years young, he continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor. Highlights of Mr. Fleisher’s 2013-2014 season in this country included appearances as soloist with the Boston Symphony with Kazushi Ono, the Chicago Symphony with James Conlon, and the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with Jaime Laredo conducting some of the country's most gifted young musicians. As a conductor, he led The Cleveland Orchestra with soloist Mitsuko Uchida, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and several other ensembles worldwide. His chamber music highlights included performances at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas with the Juilliard Quartet, at the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts series in New York with the Dover String Quartet, and at the Eastman School of Music with the Ying Quartet. He is currently making a new recording for Bridge Records, including left-hand works written for him and the Bach/Brahms Chaconne.

A recipient of numerous honors and awards, Mr. Fleisher received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2007. In 2006, he was the subject of the 2006 Oscar and Emmy-nominated documentary film Two Hands. His recent memoir, My Nine Lives: A Memoir of Many Careers in Music, which he co-wrote with Washington Post music critic Anne Midgette, is published by Doubleday. Most recently, Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker established the Leon Fleisher Scholars Fund for piano students at the Peabody Conservatory, an endowment of over $1,000,000.


Related performance:
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5:00 PM

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