Jeffrey BiegelGuest Soloist, Piano
Jeffrey Biegel has become widely respected for his performances and recordings of traditional repertoire, and for commissioning a dozen composers to write new works for piano and orchestra, and for piano, orchestra and chorus. One such work, Kenneth Fuchs’s Piano Concerto: Spiritualist, was commissioned by several orchestras and recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra with Maestra JoAnn Falletta conducting the Naxos recording. The recording garnered a Grammy win in 2019 for Best Classical Compendium. Mr. Biegel also created and performed the first classical video live-stream recitals in New York’s Steinway Hall and in Amsterdam in 1997 and 1998 respectively. Two weeks following the September 2021 performance of Shadows with the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, he will perform the world premiere of Dr. Zwilich’s tribute work to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, featuring mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves joining Mr. Biegel, along with the premiere of his own Reflection of Justice: An Ode to Ruth Bader Ginsburg (orchestrations by Harrison Sheckler), both with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.