Pianist Geofrey Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. The New York Times has hailed Mr. Burleson’s solo performances as “vibrant and compelling,” furthermore praising his “rhythmic brio, projection of rhapsodic qualities, appropriate sense of spontaneity, and rich colorings.” In 2008, New World Records released Mr. Burleson’s second solo recording: Vincent Persichetti: Complete Piano Sonatas (New World Records), a 2-CD set on which all twelve of Persichetti’s piano sonatas are united on one release for the first time. The Persichetti recording was accorded high acclaim from the BBC Music Magazine (“BBC Music Choice”; 5/5 stars), a laudatory feature review in Gramophone, and was listed among the best recordings released in 2008 by Fanfare and the American Record Guide. Another 2008 release is Odd Couple (Oxingale), a duo CD of American works with cellist Matt Haimovitz. Upcoming solo releases include Roy Harris: Complete Piano Works for Naxos (January 2011). Upcoming projects include Saint-Saëns: Complete Works for Solo Piano, on 4 CDs, for Naxos. Mr. Burleson is a core member of The New York Art Ensemble, the Boston Musica Viva, and The Pittsburgh Collective. He holds the DMA degree from SUNY-Stony Brook, where he studied with Gilbert Kalish. He teaches piano at Princeton University, and is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Piano Studies at Hunter College-City University of New York.