Arthur Greene

pianist, USA


Arthur Greene studied at Juilliard with Martin Canin. Mr. Greene was a Gold Medal winner in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, and a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He performed the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a series of six programs in Boston, and recorded the Complete Etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. He has performed the 10 Sonata Cycle of Alexander Scriabin in Sofia, Kiev, Salt Lake City, and other venues. He has recorded together with his wife, the violinist Solomia Soroka, the Violin-Piano Sonatas of William Bolcom, and the Violin-Piano Sonatas of Nikolai Roslavets, both for Naxos. He gave the Ann Arbor premiere of John Corigliano's Piano Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Kiesler conducting, in February 2006.

Orchestras Mr. Greene has performed with include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah and National Symphonies, the Czech National Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, the National Symphony of Ukraine. He has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninoff Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. He has toured Japan 12 times. He was an Artistic Ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency. His current students include prizewinners in international competitions, and his former students hold important teaching posts throughout the United States.

"This was one of the rare recitals in our hectic modern life that was passionate and moving.... It is extremely rare to encounter a performance that is so satisfying in every respect as on this special evening.... The most striking characteristics of Arthur Greene's playing are his beautiful singing melodic tone and the exciting forward drive which seems to be his nature.... He is the kind of pianist to whom we would like to pay attention for many years into the future." (Watakushitachi-no-Ongaku, Japan)