Jonathan Biss has appeared as soloist with the foremost orchestras of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. An enthusiastic chamber musician and a frequent participant at the Marlboro Music Festival, Mr. Biss collaborates with many of today's finest players. This season he will appear with Midori, cellist Antoine Lederlin, and violist Nobuko Imai in chamber music performances for Carnegie Hall's Japan Festival and at the Kennedy Center. He also performs the complete cycle of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano with Miriam Fried in Seoul, Korea.
Mr. Biss's newest recording is an album of Schubert Sonatas in A Major, D. 959 and C Major, D. 840 and two short pieces by Kurtág on the Wigmore Hall Live label. Among his albums for EMI Classics are a live recording of Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 21 and 22 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Schumann and Beethoven recital discs, which were recognized with a Diapason d'Or Award and an Edison Award, respectively.
Mr. Biss's other awards include the Leonard Bernstein Award, the Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2003 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
He studied at Indiana University with Evelyne Brancart and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Leon Fleisher. Mr. Biss joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2011. He blogs about his life as a musician on his website.
In 2013 Mr. Biss will teach the Curtis-Coursera course Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
With the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, October 12, 2011
Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in A major, Op. 26
In recital with Curtis students, August 16, 2011
From Student to Teacher: Jonathan Biss joins the Curtis piano faculty
Jonathan Biss discusses the influence Curtis had on his growth as a musician