Solomon Eichner, piano
November 4, 2018 @ 2 pm
Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
Equally at home with solo, chamber and concerto performances, American pianist Solomon Eichner has established himself as an exciting versatile young artist known for his commanding interpretations of the romantic keyboard repertoire.
Declared by the American Liszt Society as “A sensitive pianist, Solomon’s playing is poetic, beautiful and moving with deep feeling.”
Sponsored by the March of the Living Foundation, Solomon will be performing for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in April 2018 alongside Cellist Amit Peled and Violinist Yevgeny Kutik at the Krakow Opera House in addition to a solo recital at the Krakow Jewish Cultural Center.
Solomon will debut this season on the Chamber Music Raleigh Series with North Carolina Symphony Concertmaster Brian Reagin and Principal Cellist Bonnie Thron hosted at the NC Museum of Art, as well as a solo recital on the Paderewski Raleigh Festival in October 2018. Solomon will be performing Chopin 2nd Concerto with the Wilson Symphony, Conductor Mark Peterson in November 2018 and Mendelssohn 1st with Salisbury Symphony, Conductor David Hagy in March 2019.
Solomon will be presented twice this season in his hometown of Baltimore with solo recitals on
April 29, 2018, by the Yale Gordon Trust Concert Series hosted at Har Sinai Congregation and on
November 4, 2018, for the Music in the Great Hall Series.
During the 2016 season, Solomon performed multiple concertos with orchestras including the Western Piedmont Symphony under Conductor John Gordon Ross performing Rachmaninoff 3rd and Wilson Symphony with Conductor Mark Peterson, Liszt 1st.
In 2015, Solomon made his New Jersey debut with Conductor George Mariner Maull and the Discovery Orchestra.
Solomon debuted at Carnegie Hall in April 2016 after winning the “GoldenKey Debut” International Competition in New York City.
Solomon won 2nd prize in the 2016 Miami Music Festival’s Concerto Competition resulting in his Miami debut recital at the Steinway Piano Gallery Coral Gables.
Solomon participated in the 2017 Hastings International Piano Competition in England as well as the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition in Palm Springs, California.
Solomon won 2nd prize at the 2013 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition and 2nd prize and Chinese Award in the 2013 International Young Artists Competition at Catholic University in D.C.
Solomon made his D.C. debut recital at the Polish Embassy sponsored by the Paderewski Scholarship Foundation and General Edward Rowny in April 2015 and returned for his re-engagement this past September 2017.
He has performed at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, New York City. Concert series include Bluthner Concert Series in Adamstown, MD, “Our Lady of the Chapel Concerts at Charlestown” in Catonsville, MD; Steinway Piano Gallery, Charlotte NC, Greensboro NC, Atlanta GA; “The Lives of the Piano” Chopin Marathon Concert New York City and “Afternoon Concert Series” at the State Department in Washington DC; Music in the Great Hall Concert Series, MD; Hendersonville Chamber Music Concert Series, NC; Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC; Rogers Memorial Library Concert Series, Southampton, NY; Parrish Museum Salon Concert Series, Water Mill, NY, among others.
The summer of 2015 Solomon traveled to Italy to perform in the Perugia Music Festival. In addition to solo performances in the famous Salla Notari Hall, Solomon performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Universidad de Alicante under the baton of Israeli Conductor, Uriel Segal.
Before Italy, Solomon performed at the prestigious PianoFest in the Hamptons, NY.
Past music festivals Solomon has performed in include Montecito Summer Music Festival in Santa Barbara, CA; Atlantic Music Festival, Waterville, Maine; Vladimir Feltsman’s SUNY New Paltz Piano Program; Mannes International Keyboard Festival, NYC; American Fine Arts Festival in Weimar, Germany.
Solomon has studied Chamber Music with Andre-Michel Schub, Phillip Bush, Marian Hahn, Amit Peled, Michael Kannen, Donald Portnoy and Charles Fugo. Master classes Solomon has participated in include Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Ilana Vered, Michael Lewin and Paul Schenly.
Originally from Baltimore, Solomon studied privately in Maryland with Irene Kreymer, Reynaldo Reyes and Virginia Reinecke. Solomon graduated with his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music having studied with Arkady Aronov and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory studying with Alexander Shtarkman.
Solomon received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of South Carolina in May 2017. He held a position as staff accompanist with a full-scholarship. Solomon studied with Dr. Marina Lomazov and Dr. Joseph Rackers. Solomon’s dissertation is on the Jewish Soviet repressed pianist/composer Samuil Feinberg.
Solomon and his wife, Becky, recently relocated to Raleigh. Solomon is currently on the faculty of Duke University as Collaborative Pianist and the University of Mount Olive as Piano Professor.