Dr. Timothy Ledger, Canada/USA

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American pianist Timothy Ledger is known for his engaging musical presence, his thoughtful interpretations, and his bright, colorful sound.

In the 2019-2020 season, Tim enjoyed appearances in North America and Europe. Solo highlights include performances with Alexis Hauser and the McGill Symphony Orchestra (“a demon at the keyboard” playing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini), recitals at venues like the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, and competitions, including the Hastings International Concerto Competition. Also an active chamber musician and collaborator praised for his keen sense of ensemble, Tim appeared this year in the Musical Chairs International Chamber Music Festival alongside Axel Strauss and Brian Manker, as well as with Trio Élan at Oscar Peterson Hall, among many other concerts.

A versatile performer and scholar, Tim was awarded top academic and performance awards throughout his education. He has completed the Doctor of Music degree from McGill University, where he studied with Ilya Poletaev, a Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma from Indiana University with Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff at the University of Cincinnati. His piano studies began with Brent Schloneger, whose teaching enabled Tim to perform many places across his home state of Ohio, such as Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, make his orchestral debut, and win prizes in several competitions, including the Music Teachers National Association.

Tim resides in Montréal. His performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and the Shostakovich Piano Quintet have been featured on CBC Classical. As a devoted advocate to musical community and accessibility, he currently holds several positions at the McGill Conservatory, the community music program at McGill University. Previously, Tim has served on the faculties of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, Marianopolis College, and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

After the pandemic-induced shutdowns this year, Tim is gratefully looking forward to the opportunities 2021 will bring. His schedule includes performances at the Montréal Baroque Festival, a performer residency at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recitals and recording projects with flutist Naama Neuman, various teaching and adjudication engagements, and many more.

For more information, visit http://www.timothymledger.com./