Regarded by international critics and audiences as an artist of extraordinary musicianship and rare sensibility since his acclaimed solo recital debut at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, pianist Gerardo Teissonnière brings to the concert stage an exciting amalgam of the diverse and important musical traditions he represents. From the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, Lincoln Center in New York to concert halls in Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, Teissonnière appears in solo recital, as soloist with orchestra, in duo-piano and chamber music performances in concert series, as well as in radio and television broadcasts throughout the world. 

A member of the artist faculties at international summer music festivals, Teissonnière is also in great demand for his mentoring of young musicians, many of them winners of top prizes at national and international competitions, and conducts master classes and piano pedagogy seminars throughout the world. His students have performed as soloists on numerous occasions with some of the world’s most important orchestras, such as The Cleveland Orchestra, and in solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, among other venues. 

Watch Teissonnière’s interview on the making of Beethoven: The Last Sonatas with Zsolt Bognár, host of Living The Classical Life. 


  • 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)
  • Bachelor's and master's degrees, Cleveland Institute of Music; studied 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
  • Member of the artist faculties at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado, the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany and Music Fest Perugia in Italy
  • Member of the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation artist roster