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Steven Glaser

Steven Glaser

Steven Glaser

Professor of Piano


614 292-4615

211 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Piano and Chamber Music


  • The Juilliard School
  • The University of Michigan

“...Glaser made every note fall into an interpretive hierarchy, so that every note he played worked for the music...it was impressively musical. Glaser’s reading of the Mephisto Waltz took him into the score, and into the keys, most convincingly...He is off and playing well in Columbus.
— Barbara Zuck, Senior Music Critic, Columbus Dispatch

...brilliant piano tone, technical command and virtuosic large-scaled interpretations...
— Tim Page, The New York Times

Orchestra Hall Debut, Allied Arts Series:
...a reason many music lovers keep going back to the concert hall. [Glaser] set the keyboard on fire...technique to burn...an artist in complete control of his art and technique."
— Chicago Sun Times

Steven Michael Glaser has concertized widely in the United States including acclaimed debut recitals in Orchestra Hall (Chicago) on the prestigious Allied Arts Series, Merkin Concert Hall (New York City), and abroad in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, New Zealand and East Asia. He has performed in Poland including concerts with the Lodz and Poznan Philharmonic Orchestras, recitals as solo artist sponsored by the United States Information Agency, and for the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw commemorating the joint birthdays of Frederic Chopin and George Washington. In the Far East, he has toured throughout Taiwan and China performing solo recitals and teaching master classes, including a recital in Beijing at the invitation of the U. S. Ambassador to China. He has traveled to New Zealand for recitals and master classes in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton; and performed and taught as guest artist at the Corfu (Greece) International Music Festival; the Beethoven Festival in Jerusalem (Israel), and festivals in the United States. 

A well-known chamber musician, Glaser has collaborated with many leading artists and ensembles. With clarinetist Robert Walzel, they formed the Con Fuoco Duo in 1994 and quickly became one of the most well-received and respected American duos. They were chosen as Artistic Ambassadors by the United States Information Agency and sent to West Africa on a goodwill concert tour of five countries. They have concertized extensively in Europe introducing the release of their debut album Con Fuoco: Duos for Piano and Clarinet. Their latest release, Music of James Scott Balentine, received rave reviews in Fanfare Magazine.

The winner of such prestigious piano competitions as the New York Chopin International Competition and the Society of American Musicians Competition, Glaser also received First Prize in the Liederkranz Foundation Competition which included an appearance in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as well as solo and orchestral engagements.  

Steven Glaser holds a Bachelor of Music with honors from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Music from The Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student of the renowned pianist and teacher Nadia Reisenberg. He is a professor of piano at The Ohio State University School of Music where he has taught since 1994, as well as a faculty member of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at Ohio State. He has served as visiting professor of piano at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and at Capital University (Columbus, Ohio).

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