Introduction

Regarded by international critics and audiences alike as an artist of extraordinary musicianship and rare sensibility since his acclaimed solo recital debut at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., pianist Gerardo Teissonnière brings to the concert stage an exciting amalgam of the diverse and important musical traditions he represents, performing in major concert series and venues throughout the world. From appearances at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the Amati Music Festival at Princeton University and Lincoln Center in New York to concert venues and music festivals in Chongqing, Beijing and San José de Costa Rica, Mr. Teissonnière has appeared in solo recitals as well as in radio and television broadcasts.    

Mr. Teissonnière's students have performed as soloists with The Cleveland Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and many others around the globe. They have also earned degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Colburn School, and many others. 

Photo: Christian Steiner

Education

  • Early training in San Juan, Puerto Rico with Cecilia Talavera and Luz Hutchinson
  • Conservatory (with Jesús Maria Sanromá, disciple of Artur Schnabel, and Alfred Cortot)
  • Graduate, Cleveland Institute of Music (with Vitya Vronsky Babin)
  • Post-graduate Diploma studies in Europe with Dmitri Bashkirov and Joaquín Achúcarro

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Case Western Reserve University

CIM Awards

  • Alumni Achievement Award
  • Arthur Loesser Memorial Prize in Piano Performance