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Katherine Jacobson Fleisher

 

Katherine Jacobson FleisherKATHERINE JACOBSON FLEISHER’s international performing career as a soloist, duo pianist, and chamber musician has received critical acclaim. Her recent Carnegie Hall debut, with piano partner and husband Leon Fleisher was praised by The New York Times for it’ “abundant musicality and refined technique”. Leading orchestras with which she has performed include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony at Ravinia, Baltimore Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra of Portugal, and Orchestre National d’lle de France. This season she will concertize in Japan, Germany, France, and the United States.

 

Ms. Jacobson Fleisher gave the North American premiere of the Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra by Greek Cypriot composer Phanos Dymiotis. Emphasizing the importance of the music of our own time, she has commissioned works by contemporary women composers, most recently performing chamber music of Koston in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.

 

At the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Jacobson Fleisher received her master of music degree studying with the renowned duo piano team of Vronsky and Babin. Her major musical influence has been Leon Fleisher, with whom she worked at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and now performing worldwide as duo piano.

 

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