Geoffrey Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. His numerous solo appearances include prominent venues in Paris, New York, Rome, Athens, Mexico City, Rotterdam, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Switzerland, England, Spain, and elsewhere. He made his New York City solo recital début at Merkin Hall in 2000, sponsored by the League of Composers/ISCM. His appearances as concerto soloist include the Buffalo Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, Arlington Philharmonic, New England Philharmonic, and the Holland Symfonia in The Netherlands, in repertoire ranging from Mozart, Weber and Saint-Saëns to Gershwin, Yehudi Wyner and Klaas de Vries. He has also appeared as featured soloist at the Bard Music Festival, Monadnock Music Festival, Santander Festival (Spain) and the Talloires International Festival (France).
Geoffrey Burleson is principal pianist with the Boston Musica Viva, the Tribeca New Music Festival, David Sanford’s Pittsburgh Collective, and is a member of Princeton University’s Richardson Chamber Players. He has also performed and recorded frequently in duos with cellist Matt Haimovitz, violinist Mary Rowell (from ETHEL), and vocalist Maria Tegzes.
A laureate of the International Piano Recording Competition (Silver Medal), and the Vienna Modern Masters International Performers’ Competition, he was also the recipient of a DAAD Grant from the German government to support a residency at the Academy of Arts in Berlin.
A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Stony Brook University (D.M.A.), he numbers among his principal teachers Gilbert Kalish, Leonard Shure, Veronica Jochum, Lillian Freundlich, Tinka Knopf, and Audrey Bart Brown. His recordings include the complete piano music of Roy Harris for Naxos (8.559664). He is on the piano faculty of Princeton University, and is Professor of Music and Director of Piano Studies at Hunter College-City University of New York.