Jonathan Feldman joins the New England Conservatory collaborative piano faculty beginning fall 2011. Among the opportunities for collaborative piano majors to work with Feldman, he will present masterclasses for the entire department.
Active as an ensemble player, solo recitalist, and accompanist, Feldman has performed around the world with artists such as Nathan Milstein, Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, James Galway, Sarah Chang, Joshua Bell, Midori, Pierre Fournier, Kyung Wha Chung, and Zara Nelsova. PBS broadcast his performance with Gil Shaham on “Live from Lincoln Center” throughout the U.S. He has performed on many of the New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles concerts at Merkin Hall in New York City, and he has performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall and on several international tours.
Feldman joined the collaborative piano department at the Juilliard School in 1989 and has been chairman since 1991. He has participated in many summer music festivals, notably Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood, Bridgehampton, Music from Angel Fire, Aspen, Hidden Valley, and Cape Cod Chamber Music. He is director of the collaborative piano program at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, a post he has held since 2005.
Feldman's most recent recordings, with his wife, New York Philharmonic principal bassoonist Judith LeClair, and principal flutist Robert Langevin, are available on Avie Records. He has also recorded for Angel/EMI, Columbia Masterworks, DGG, RCA Red Seal, Naxos, Nonesuch, Summit, and Cala Records. He can be heard on soundtracks for many movies, the most recent being Music of the Heart with Meryl Streep and The Man Who Wasn't There by the Coen Brothers.
In addition to his studio teaching and coaching, Feldman has given masterclasses throughout the U.S. and the Far East, and has lectured at international festivals and competitions.
B.M., The Juilliard School. Piano studies with Irwin Freundlich, Dorothy Taubman, and Rosetta Goodkind. Also chair of collaborative piano department at the Juilliard School, and director of collaborative piano program at Music Academy of the West.