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Jacob Greenberg


Pianist Jacob Greenberg’s work as a soloist and chamber musician has earned worldwide acclaim. He is a longtime member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), with whom he has performed throughout North and South Americas and Europe. As the ensemble’s Director of Education, he leads The Listening Room, an initiative in city public schools that teaches the materials of experimental music composition. Mr. Greenberg’s solo concert series, Music at Close Range, shows his equal commitment to classics of the repertoire. His solo discs on New Focus Recordings have received warm critical praise, and he has also recorded for the Bridge, Naxos, Mode, Kairos, Centaur, Tzadik, and New Amsterdam labels. A leading pianist of modern song, he has toured extensively with soprano Tony Arnold; their 2013 recording of Olivier Messiaen’s Harawi has been singled out by critics. Recent highlights include a guest performance of works of György Kurtág at the Darmstadt Summer Courses, supervised by the composer, and a recital tour with flutist Claire Chase. At Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, he performed Harrison Birtwistle’s Slow Frieze with ICE and conductor Ludovic Morlot, and premiered a new solo work by Nathan Davis. In the current season, Mr. Greenberg premieres chamber music of Rand Steiger with ICE, tours Helmut Lachenmann’s Serynade in recital, and collaborates with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Also a recording producer, he has completed many discs for major domestic and international labels. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.jacobgreenberg.net.