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Christopher Guzman
pianist

Pianist Christopher Guzman regularly performs for audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia, as soloist and chamber musician. He is a multiple prizewinner in many international competitions, including the Walter M. Naumburg Competition, the Seoul International Music Competition and the Isang Yun Competition of South Korea. Recently, Mr. Guzman garnered the grand prize and several special prizes at the 10th Concours International de Piano d’Orléans of Orléans, France. As a result, he regularly travels to France to perform in Paris and throughout the Loire Valley. His CD of German and Austrian music from the past one hundred years, Vienne et après, is available on the Tessitures label. His CD of music of Paul Reale on the Naxos Label, “Chopin’s Ghosts,” was included in Fanfare magazine’s Top Five releases of 2018. Two more CDs for Naxos are set to be released in 2019.

Mr. Guzman’s career has brought him to such venues as Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and others. He performs regularly with some of the world’s most exciting soloists including Ilya Gringolts, Antoine Tamestit, David Fray, and Jeremy Denk, among others. He continually performs with members of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He appears regularly on the New York Philharmonic’s chamber music series “Philharmonic Ensembles.”

Mr. Guzman’s performances showcase a broad range of styles, from the Baroque era to the avant-garde. He continues to collaborate with many of the nation’s preeminent new music ensembles; his performances have included world premieres by Donald Martino, Nico Muhly, and Paul Schoenfield. The New York Times hailed his performance of Christopher Theofanidis’s Statues as “coiled” and “explosive.”

Born in Texas, Christopher Guzman began studying piano at age nine and violoncello two years later. He worked primarily with Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, Anton Nel at the University of Texas at Austin, and the late Patricia Zander at the New England Conservatory. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit christopherguzmanpiano.com.

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Soloist with the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra
Recital Hall, Penn State University
University Park, PA
Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Yaniv Attar
Mozart Concerto in D minor, K. 466
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Recital with Naomi Seidman, flute
Recital Hall, Penn State University
University Park, PA

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Past Performances

Sunday, November 03, 2019
Recital with Timothy Deighton, viola
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center - Bezanson Recital Hall
Amherst, MA
R. Clarke: Viola Sonata
Hindemith: Sonata for viola and piano, op.11 no.4
Bloch: Suite for viola and piano

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Recital with Milan Milisavljevic, viola
Recital Hall, Penn State School of Music
University Park, PA
Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op.120 no.2
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, op.70, for Viola and Piano

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Recital with Timothy Deighton, viola
Recital Hall, Penn State School of Music
University Park, PA
R. Clarke: Viola Sonata
Hindemith: Sonata for viola and piano, op.11 no.4
Bloch: Suite for viola and piano

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Monday, October 21, 2019
"Sabores Latinos": Chamber music with the Olmos Ensemble
Laurel Heights United Methodist Church
San Antonio, TX
Villa-Lobos, Fantasia Concertante, clarinet, bassoon, piano
Turina/arr. S. Jutt – “Sonata Espanola”, for flute and piano
Granados – “Los Requiebros” from Goyescas, piano solo
Piazzolla- Histoire du Tango, violin, piano
Miguel Del Aguila: Tango Trio, violin, cl., piano

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Recital with Timothy Deighton, viola
Shangraw Performance Hall, Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall at Lyc
Williamsport, PA
R. Clarke: Viola Sonata
Hindemith: Sonata for viola and piano, op.11 no.4
Bloch: Suite for viola and piano

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Friday, October 04, 2019
Memphis International Piano Festival and Competition
Rudi E Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
Granados: "Los Requiebros" from Goyescas
Debussy/Ravel : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune for Four Hands with Jonathan Tsay

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
Soloist with Monteux Music Festival Orchestra
Forest Studio at the Pierre Monteux School and Summer Festival
Hancock, Maine
Gershwin: Concerto in F
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Chamber Music at the Monteux Music Festival
Forest Studio at the Pierre Monteux School and Summer Festival
Hancock, Maine
TBA
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April 4-6, 2014
with Orchestre Symphonique d'Orléans
Théatre d'Orléans
Orléans, France
Shostakovich: Concerto no.1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings (with David Guerrier, trumpet)
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Peter Ablinger
Voices and Piano
Jorge Luis Borges
Christopher Guzman
from Vienne et après
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M. Ravel
"Scarbo" from Gaspard de la Nuit
Christopher Guzman
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F. Chopin
Prelude in F-sharp minor, op. 28, no.8
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A. Scriabin
Feuillet d'album, op.45 no.1
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F. Chopin
Prelude in D-flat Major, "Raindrop," op.28, no.15
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S. Barber
Piano Concerto, op.38
III. Allegro molto
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Juilliard Orchestra
Andrew Litton - conductor
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Jörg Widmann
Elf Humoresken
Anfangs lebhaft
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from Vienne et après
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Publicity Photos


Scriabin's Sonata No. 7, "White Mass," op.64
Christopher Guzman performs Alexander Scriabin's Sonata No. 7, "White Mass"
Scriabin
Christopher Guzman
A. Scriabin - Prelude in B-flat Minor, op. 37 no. 1
A. Scriabin - Etude in D-flat Major, op. 8 no. 10
A. Scriabin - Feuillet d'album, op. 45 no. 1
A. Scriabin- Etude in D-sharp Minor, op. 8 no. 12
The 7th Seoul International Music Competition presented by LG 2nd Round(Sunday, April 17, 2011)
Griffes and Granados
Christopher Guzman
C. T. Griffes - Sonata, A. 85
E. Granados - Los Requiebros (from Goyescas)
The 7th Seoul International Music Competition presented by LG 1st Round(Thursday, April 14, 2011)
Beethoven Sonata in E Major, Op.109
Christopher Guzman plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata #30, Opus 109 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church for the San Antonio International Piano Competition's Beethoven Festival.

Pianist Christopher Guzman regularly performs for audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia, as soloist and chamber musician. He is a multiple prizewinner in many international competitions, including the Walter M. Naumburg Competition, the Seoul International Music Competition and the Isang Yun Competition of South Korea. Recently, Mr. Guzman garnered the grand prize and several special prizes at the 10th Concours International de Piano d’Orléans of Orléans, France. As a result, he regularly travels to France to perform in Paris and throughout the Loire Valley. His CD of German and Austrian music from the past one hundred years, Vienne et après, is available on the Tessitures label. His CD of music of Paul Reale on the Naxos Label, “Chopin’s Ghosts,” was included in Fanfare magazine’s Top Five releases of 2018. Two more CDs for Naxos are set to be released in 2019.

Mr. Guzman’s career has brought him to such venues as Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and others. He performs regularly with some of the world’s most exciting soloists including Ilya Gringolts, Antoine Tamestit, David Fray, and Jeremy Denk, among others. He continually performs with members of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He appears regularly on the New York Philharmonic’s chamber music series “Philharmonic Ensembles.”

Mr. Guzman’s performances showcase a broad range of styles, from the Baroque era to the avant-garde. He continues to collaborate with many of the nation’s preeminent new music ensembles; his performances have included world premieres by Donald Martino, Nico Muhly, and Paul Schoenfield. The New York Times hailed his performance of Christopher Theofanidis’s Statues as “coiled” and “explosive.”

Born in Texas, Christopher Guzman began studying piano at age nine and violoncello two years later. He worked primarily with Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, Anton Nel at the University of Texas at Austin, and the late Patricia Zander at the New England Conservatory. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit christopherguzmanpiano.com.