Kevin Fitz-Gerald

Kevin Fitz-GeraldPianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald’s performances have garnered international acclaim, recognizing him for his “hypnotically powerful and precise” pianism and “dynamic and distinguished” interpretations. Concert tours and major performances have taken place throughout the world and are frequently recorded for national and international radio and television networks. His CD recordings may be found on the Summit, Ivory Classics, Centaur, Quatro Corde, AFCM, Yarlung, Yamaha Disklavier, Nipha and GM Record labels. Recent solo recordings include works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt and Steven Situm.

In constant demand as a chamber musician, he has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Stephen Isserlis, Richard Stolzman, Camilla Wicks, Midori Goto, Eudice Shapiro, Karen Tuttle, Anne Akiko Meyers, and the Bartok, St. Petersburg and St. Lawrence String Quartets. For many years he was a studio pianist for leading artist-teachers of the 20th century including William Primrose, Lillian Fuchs, Zara Nelsova, Janos Starker, Zoltan Szekely, Lorand Fenyves, and Marcel Moyse. He also regularly performs duo piano recitals with his wife Bernadene Blaha, appearing at prestigious festivals and concert venues throughout the world.

Fitz-Gerald is Professor of Keyboard Studies and Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. A winner of several prestigious competitions, grants and awards, he enjoys an international reputation as a teacher, presenting master classes and lecture-symposiums throughout the world. His students have been prizewinners in major international piano and chamber music competitions. Today, these students can be found winning competitions, performing, recording and teaching at many of the finest conservatories and universities throughout the world.