Internationally acclaimed pianist JEFFREY SIEGEL has been soloist with the world’s great orchestras. Abroad, these have included the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony, Munich’s Bayerischer Rundfunk, Amsterdam’s Concertgebow, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Milan’s Orchestra of La Scala. In the United States, engagements have included the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Siegel has collaborated in concerts with many of the preeminent conductors of our time, as well as legendary maestros of the past, including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, William Steinberg, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Klaus Tennstedt, Michael Tilson-Thomas, and David Zinman.
A passionate communicator as well as performer, Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations®, a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary in which lively, captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. The concert concludes with a fast-paced Q & A. New listeners discover an informal, entertaining and instantly accessible introduction to the magnificent piano repertoire. Seasoned music lovers enjoy an enriched, more focused listening experience.
Year after year, loyal audiences return to ongoing series in major American cities, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Phoenix, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. Some of these venues have been presenting Keyboard Conversations® for more than thirty years – resounding testimony to Jeffrey Siegel’s superb artistry, innovative format and devoted fans.
Mr. Siegel has recorded The Power and Passion of Beethoven; The Romanticism of the Russian Soul; The Romance of the Piano (Random House Audio Publishing Group); An American Salute; Music for the Young – and the Young at Heart (WFMT Radio, Chicago); American Pianistic Treasures (WEDU, Tampa); The Romantic Music of Chopin; The Miracle of Mozart; and Spellbinding Bach. Jeffrey Siegel’s recording of Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony, continues to be a best seller and is available on Amazon.
Mr. Siegel has been a featured guest on classical radio stations across the U. S. and on BBC broadcasts throughout the United Kingdom. “Keyboard Conversations® – Piano Treasures,” a one-hour PBS special produced by Time Life, has been broadcast to more than 150 cities nationwide and is now available on DVD.
Born into a musical family, Jeffrey Siegel studied with Rudolf Ganz in his native Chicago, with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School and, as a Fulbright Scholar, with Ilona Kabos in London.
Mr. Jeffrey and his wife live in New York City.