Pianist Alan Feinberg has forged a remarkable career based on musical exploration. From Bull to Babbitt, Feinberg’s creative approach to programming
has given him a very varied career. With over 300 premieres to his credit (by such composers as John Adams, Charles Ives, Steve Reich, John Harbison, Milton Babbitt and Charles Wuorinen) he is also well known for recitals that pair old and new music and put a fresh and provocative perspective on both.
Alan Feinberg has toured several times with the Cleveland Orchestra and Christoph von Dohnanyi, performing Shulamit Ran’s Concert Piece (including an
appearance in Carnegie Hall). He has also performed the Brahms Second Piano Concerto on tour with the Cleveland Orchestra, and his most recent collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra featured the world premiere of Charles Ives’ Emerson Concerto, and subsequent performances in London, Paris, and Amsterdam were hailed as a major achievement by Ives scholars.Mr. Feinberg is often on the cutting edge. He was featured on opening night of the San Francisco Symphony’s Mavericks Festival, at the New Horizons Festival of the New York Philharmonic, the 10th anniversary concert of the American Composers Orchestra, the 92nd Street Ys Berio Sequenza Marathon, the premiere performance of Act 1 of John Adams Nixon in China for the Guggenheims Works in Progress Series, and the Carnegie Hall birthday celebration of George Gershwin with Dick Hyman. He has performed as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish, the American Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the New World Symphony, and many others. Feinberg also enjoys an
outstanding reputation abroad. He has appeared as concerto soloist at The Proms in England, with the Cleveland Orchestra in Paris, with the Amsterdam Radio Orchestra in Holland, with the Montreal Symphony, and with the various BBC orchestras. He has given recitals at Wigmore Hall in London, appeared at festivals in Edinburgh, Bath, Huddersfield, Geneva, Budapest, Berlin, Brescia, Bergamo, and Tokyo, and he was the first pianist invited by the Union of Soviet Composers to present American contemporary music in Moscow and Leningrad. In 2011 he curated and performed in chamber recitals of American music at The White Nights Festival in St.Petersburg and at several venues in Moscow. Mr. Feinberg has received four Grammy nominations for Best
Instrumentalist and nominations for Babbit’s Piano Concerto #1. Rhapsody named his recording Basically Bull one of the Year’s Ten Best Albums and has featured his recording Fugue State.
Mr.Feinberg has taught at The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, SUNY Buffalo, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, and Oberlin (sabbatical replacement) and
Princeton. He currently is on the faculty of the CUNY Grad Center and NYU.