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MICHAEL CHERTOCK

Pianist Michael Chertock has fashioned a successful career as an orchestral soloist, collaborating with conductors such as James Conlon, Jaime Laredo, Keith Lockhart, Erich Kunzel and Andrew Litton. His many orchestral appearances include solo performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the Toronto, Baltimore and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1999 with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and with the Boston Pops Orchestra gave the world premiere of a work by Tod Machover in June 2005, commissioned by the orchestra expressly for him. He recently performed as pianist and conductor with the Moscow State Symphony.

In 1994, Chertock released Cinematic Piano, a collection of his original arrangements of music from movies. Since then, he has recorded three more film albums: Palace of the Winds, Christmas at the Movies and Love at the Movies. In 2010, Chertock gave the world premiere of William Perry’s The Silent Years: Three Rhapsodies for Piano and Orchestra which he then recorded for Naxos (8.572567).

Chertock serves as associate professor of piano and head of the keyboard studies division at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, is principal keyboardist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and is conductor of the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony.

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