American pianist Timothy Ledger is known for his engaging musical presence, his thoughtful interpretations, and his bright, colorful sound.
In 2019-2020, Tim has enjoyed performances in North America and Europe. Highlights have been appearances with Alexis Hauser and the McGill Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini), recitals at venues like the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, masterclasses with Sir András Schiff and Boris Kuschnir, competitions including the Hastings International Concerto Competition, and chamber music performances, such as the Musical Chairs International Chamber Music Festival alongside Axel Strauss and Brian Manker (D’un soir triste and D’un matin de printemps by Lili Boulanger). Upcoming engagements include performances, lecture-recitals, a recording project, and adjudication and teaching opportunities.
His piano studies began with Brent Schloneger, under whose tutelage Tim was able to perform many places across his home state of Ohio, including Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall. He also made his orchestral debut and was a prizewinner in several competitions, including the Music Teachers National Association. Tim went on to study with Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Before completing his Bachelor of Music, he was the recipient of many coveted performance scholarships, as well as the CCM Memorial Award, given at commencement to the undergraduate with the highest academic standing. He went on to earn his Master of Music and Performer Diploma with Jean-Louis Haguenauer at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. While there, Tim was appointed course coordinator in the music theory department.
Tim currently resides in Montréal. His performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and the Shostakovich Piano Quintet have been featured on CBC Classical, and he has won both concerto competitions at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. He teaches there as a practical piano instructor and course lecturer while finishing his doctoral studies with Ilya Poletaev as the recipient of the Dean’s Award and the Graduate Excellence Fellowship. His research focuses on implications in music semiotics for the musician-as-performer, specifically through intention. A devoted advocate for musical community and accessibility, Tim also researches, accompanies, and teaches piano at the McGill Conservatory.
For more information, visit http://www.timothymledger/.