Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 20th-century composers. A regular guest soloist with leading symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad, he appears in the most prestigious concert series and music festivals all over the world.
A dedicated educator of young musicians, Mr. Feltsman holds the Distinguished Chair of Professor of Piano at the State University of New York, New Paltz, and is a member of the piano faculty at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the International Festival-Institute PianoSummer at SUNY New Paltz, a three week- long, intensive training program for advanced piano students that attracts major young talents from all over the world.
“… quite simply an amazing pianist!” The New York Times
“Feltsman's imaginative and creative ornaments and embellishments consistently delight and surprise...You may not get painstaking dynamic gradations or micro-managed contouring of lines...but you won't find many piano versions of the Bach partitas where joyous musicality, communicative immediacy and fervent commitment emerge to Feltsman's consistent degree.” GRAMOPHONE
“This is macho Bach: low-fat, temperamental, sometimes impatient, always energetic, never dreamy-eyed. He eschews mannerisms yet honors the nuances...These are very good performances benefiting from very good recording quality. They will suit the tastes of those who prefer their Bach without a too-obvious Romantic overlay.” MusicWeb Int