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Pianist Soheil Nasseri has been lauded by The New York Times as “consistently interesting... consistently thoughtful... a vivid imagination. Filled with character...” and by the Berliner Zeitung as “Fantastic! A real talent. [In Beethoven] We in the audience could not possibly have had more fun.” In addition to critical acclaim for his playing, The New Yorker has noted that Mr. Nasseri is “one of New York’s most prolific recitalists.” Since 2001 he has performed 20 completely different solo recital programs in New York, all without repeating a single piece: at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, and at Merkin Concert Hall. These concerts included 25 premières of contemporary works in addition to 30 of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, a part of Mr. Nasseri’s pledge to perform all of Beethoven’s works involving piano by the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020.

Mr. Nasseri made his European debut in 2004 at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Sicily. Since then he has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world: in addition to his regular New York concerts, he has performed solo recitals or concerti at the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center in Washington, Berlin’s Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, London’s Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, Tokyo’s Musashino Center, Théâtre Fémina in Bordeaux, Florence's Teatro Comunale, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, and Palermo's Teatro Politeama, as well as concerts in Montreal (Canada), Dublin (Ireland), Bucharest (Romania), Chicago (Illinois), Cincinnati (Ohio), Santa Cruz (California), Portland (Oregon), Baltimore (Maryland), Jacksonville (Florida), Savannah (Georgia), Norfolk (Virginia), and Tehran (Iran). As concerto soloist Mr. Nasseri has appeared with conductors Fabio del Cioppo, Alexander Dmitriev, Justus Frantz, David LaMarche, John Lopez, Alexander Platt, Edward Polochick, Timothy Smith, Markand Thakar, and Ormsby Wilkins, and he is also active as a chamber musician, playing 4 piano quintets at Bargemusic in New York and collaborating with a tenor on the Beethoven Lieder. In 2010 he joined the American Ballet Theatre for 9 all-Chopin performances at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, playing a costumed role onstage in the ballet Lady of the Camellias, both acting and performing solo and concerto works.

Another of Soheil Nasseri’s interests has been music education: he has given concerts at more than 60 public schools in the U.S. since 2003. Mr. Nasseri also regularly performs new music and as such 9 composers have written pieces specifically for him: Richard Danielpour, Avner Dorman, Hormoz Farhat, Martin Kennedy, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Haskell Small, Ronn Yedidia, Ljova Zhurbin, and Samuel Zyman. As a recording artist he has 6 solo albums on the Naxos, Centaur, Mahoor, and 21CCC labels.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Soheil Nasseri began studying the piano at the age of five and at the age of twenty moved to New York in part to study with Karl Ulrich Schnabel. In 2001 Mr. Nasseri became a protégé of Jerome Lowenthal who remains Mr. Nasseri’s mentor today. Other teachers include Irina Edelman, Claude Frank, Anna Balakerskaia, Clinton Adams, Eva Pierrou, and Ann Schein.

Soheil Nasseri resides in Berlin, Germany.