native of Los Angeles, NORMAN KRIEGER is one of the most acclaimed
pianists of his generation, highly regarded as an artist of depth,
sensitivity and virtuosic flair.
Norman Krieger regularly appears with the major orchestras of North
America, among them the New York, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Dayton and
Hamilton Philharmonics, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Boston Pops
Orchestra and the Baltimore, California, Chicago, Cincinnati, Florida,
Hartford, Honolulu, Kansas City, Milwaukee, National, New Mexico,
North Carolina, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Saint Louis, San Antonio,
San Diego and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras. He has also been heard
as guest soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Prague's Czech
National Symphony Orchestra, Turkey's Presidential Symphony Orchestra,
New Zealand's Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Taiwan's National
Symphony Orchestra. In recital, he has been heard throughout the
United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia, while chamber music collaborations
have included appearances with soprano Sheri Greenawald, violinist
Livia Sohn, cellist Jian Wang and the Tokyo and Manhattan String
Quartets. In the summer of 1994, Mr. Krieger made his debut at New
York City's prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival, earning an immediate
invitation to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' 1995-96 "Great
current season is highlighted by his debuts with Germany's Philharmonisches
Orchster Augsburg, Holland's Orkest van het Oostenaand a return
to Mexico's Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa. In the United
States, he appears as guest soloist with the symphony orchestras
of California, Canton, Grand Rapids, Jacksonville, North Carolina,
Richmond, San Juan, Santa Fe and Southeast Texas as well as the
Greeley and Tennessee Philharmonics.
In 1987, Norman Krieger made headlines by being named the Gold
Medal Winner of the first Palm Beach Invitational Piano Competition.
Earlier, in 1984, he was selected to join the distinguished roster
of Affiliate Artists, where he participated in the Xerox Pianists
Program from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Krieger is also the recipient of
the Paderewski Foundation Award, the Bruce Hungerford Memorial
Prize, the Victor Herbert Memorial Prize, the Buffalo Philharmonic
Young Artists Competition Prize and the Saint Louis Symphony Prize.
training began in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Esther Lipton.
At the age of 15, he became a full scholarship student of Adele
Marcus at the famed Juilliard School, from which he received both
Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Subsequently, he studied with
Alfred Brendel and Maria Curcio in London, and was awarded an
Artists Diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he worked
with Russell Sherman.
of contemporary music, Norman Krieger features the music of John
Adams, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Daniel Brewbaker, Judith
St. Croix, Lukas Foss and Lowell Liebermann among his active repertoire.
recordings include four albums available on the Artisie 4 label:
"Norman Krieger Piano Recital," with music by Bach,
Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin; "American Piano Concertos,"
featuring works by MacDowell and David Wiley with the Roanoke
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Wiley; "Raising the
Roof," an album of chamber music by Haydn, Bloch, Bruch and
Martinu; "The Prince Albert Chamber Music Festival,"
including works by Barber, Beethoven, Bizet, Chopin, Schubert
and Tchaikovsky. Other releases include the two Brahms concerti
with the Orchestre Symphonique Francais on the Beaufour label,
an all-Gershwin album on Stradivari Classics and "Summerdays,"
music of Barber, Berg, Bernstein, Gershwin, Glazunov, Lehar and
Mozart, from the Musical Masterworks Festival at Old Lyme, featuring
Mr. Krieger and additional artists on Well-Tempered.
is the founding Artistic Director of The Prince Albert Music Festival
in Hawaii. In the spring of 1997, he was appointed Associate Professor
of the distinguished faculty of the University of Southern California.