Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jason Cutmore, Pianist, Biography

From Jason Cutmore Pianist website: www.jasoncutmore.com
Canadian pianist Jason Cutmore has performed solo recitals and collaborative concerts throughout North America, Europe and India, winning critical praise for his “brilliant technical finesse” and “deep emotional penetration” (Offenbach-Post, Germany), and for the “charismatic generosity of communication in his music.” (The Telegraph, India).
In 2008, Mr. Cutmore’s debut commercial CD, an album of piano music by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla on Centaur Records, was released to critical acclaim. Gramophone magazine praised his “warm, generous sonority and natural feel for the idiom” and raved that “this pianist’s gorgeously variegated legato makes a sexy and inviting recital.”
Mr. Cutmore made his Chicago recital debut in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in 2005 with an all-Liszt programme that was broadcast live on WFMT radio, and shown on Chicago Cable TV 25. Since then he has appeared in Canada’s Colours of Music Festival, the Elora Festival, the University of Calgary’s Celebrity Series, as well as at venues in New York City, Cleveland, Cincinnati and elsewhere in North America. His concert performances, and an ardent interest in foreign travel, have frequently taken him abroad to Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, and India. These performances have included appearances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai), the Alliance Francaise (Bangalore), and the India International Centre (New Delhi), as well as at the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest, and Bartok Hall in Szombathely, Hungary.
Upcoming concert engagements in the 2010-11 season will include his Los Angeles recital debut in the “Sundays Live,” series, as well as performances in Alberta, Ontario, Massachusetts, Vermont and elsewhere.
In addition to his avid interest in art song and traditional chamber music repertoire, Mr. Cutmore collaborated with concert organist Daniel Sullivan in 2007 to form the New York Piano-Organ Duo, an ensemble dedicated to performing and augmenting the wide-ranging concert repertoire for this unique instrumental combination.
Jason Cutmore holds degrees from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music in New York. His major teachers have included Stephanie Brown, Robert Shannon, and Michael Massey. Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Mr. Cutmore now resides in a suburb of New York City.

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