Introduction

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, DC, American pianist Gerardo Teissonnière brings to the concert stage an exciting amalgam of the diverse and important musical traditions he represents. From appearances at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and Lincoln Center in New York, to concert halls throughout Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, Teissonnière appears in solo recital, as soloist with orchestra, in duo-piano and chamber music performances in major concert series as well as in radio and television broadcasts throughout the world.

Teissonnière is in great demand for his mentoring of young musicians and conducts master classes and piano pedagogy seminars throughout the world. His students have performed as soloists with some of the world’s most important orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, and in solo recital at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, among other venues.

In 2019, Teissonnière celebrated his 30th anniversary as member of the piano faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Steinway Immortal Vitya Vronsky Babin.

Watch Teissonnière perform Robert Schumann's beloved Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), op.15 in Mixon Hall.

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; 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