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Master Class

Steven Glaser, piano

Piano Master Class

January 18, 2024 | 10:00 am

Britton Recital Hall
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

Pianist and SMTD alum Steven Glaser presents a master class focused on piano performance. Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Department of Piano.


STEVEN MICHAEL GLASER has concertized widely in the United States including acclaimed debut recitals in Orchestra Hall, Chicago on the prestigious Allied Arts Series, Merkin Concert Hall – New York City, and abroad in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, New Zealand, and East Asia. He has performed in Poland including concerts with the Lodz and Poznan Philharmonic Orchestras, recitals as solo artist sponsored by the United States Information Agency, and for the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw commemorating the joint birthdays of Frederic Chopin and George Washington. In the Far East, he has toured throughout Taiwan and China performing solo recitals and teaching master classes including a recital in Beijing at the invitation of the U.S. Ambassador to China. He has traveled to New Zealand for recitals and master classes in Auckland, Wellington, and Hamilton and performed and taught as guest artist at the Corfu, Greece International Music Festival, the Beethoven Festival in Jerusalem, Israel, and festivals in the United States.

A well known chamber musician, Mr. Glaser has collaborated with many leading artists and ensembles. Together with clarinetist Robert Walzel, they formed the Con Fuoco Duo in 1994 and quickly became one of the most well-received and respected American duos. They were chosen as Artistic Ambassadors by the United States Information Agency and sent to West Africa on a good will concert tour of five countries. They have concertized extensively in Europe introducing the release of their debut album Con Fuoco – Duos for Piano and Clarinet. Their latest release, Music of James Scott Balentine received rave reviews in Fanfare Magazine.

The winner of such prestigious piano competitions as the New York Chopin International Competition and the Society of American Musicians Competition, Glaser also received First Prize in the Liederkranz Foundation Competition which included an appearance in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as well as solo and orchestral engagements.

Steven Glaser holds a B.M. with honors from the University of Michigan and a M.M. from The Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student of the renowned pianist and teacher Nadia Reisenberg. He holds the rank of Professor of Piano in the School of Music at The Ohio State University where he has taught since 1994 and a faculty member of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at OSU. He has been Visiting Professor of Piano at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University in Israel and at Capital University in Ohio.

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