Jonathan Bass, piano
American pianist Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States and around the world as soloist and chamber musician. Of his 1994 Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall debut, New York Concert Review wrote, “A technical presence to be reckoned with…soaring with a feeling of lyrical discovery.” Bass was awarded First Prize in the 1993 Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, the 1984 American National Chopin Competition, the 1989 American Pianists Association Beethoven Fellowship Competition, and the 1983 National Arts Club Competition. He also received the Bronze Medal and Mozart Prize at the 1987 Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition. He is a regular presence at Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston, and at Tanglewood. His solo and chamber music recording have received high acclaim from Gramophone Magazine. Internationally, he has performed in China, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, and Russia. A Steinway Artist, he has been featured on many radio programs throughout the United States, including National Public Radio’s ‘Performance Today’. Bass has performed as concerto solo soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Boston Pops and the North Carolina Symphony.
Collaborative highlights include multiple guest appearances with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and recitals with violinist Joseph Silverstein. He also partners with his wife, BSO violinist Tatiana Dimitriades, in the Boston Duo. For more than 20 years, as the pianist and a founding member of the Walden Chamber Players, he has performed on a variety of chamber music series and residencies across the United States and Canada.
A graduate of the Juilliard School as a student of Adele Marcus and Sasha Gorodnitski. Jonathan Bass holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he studied with, and was teaching assistant to, Menahem Pressler. He also studied at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia. Bass is a Professor of Piano at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he has served on the faculty since 1993. He also teaches at New England Conservatory in the Preparatory School. His students have won many competition prizes, and he has given numerous master classes throughout the world.