The piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory enjoys a reputation of international acclaim. Its members have played with the world's great orchestras and in recital in the most prestigious halls on five continents. Through broad professional experience, a deep commitment to teaching, and collaborations with many of this century's legendary performers, conductors, and composers, they pass on a living tradition to the next generation of pianists.
Peabody's Piano Department attracts the finest young talent from the nation and the world. Our piano students have won major prizes in such international competitions as the Busoni, Van Cliburn, Ettlingen, Judd, Hamamatsu, Iturbi, Kappell, Marguerite Long, Montreal, Munich, Naumburg, Palm Beach, Queen Elisabeth, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky, Warsaw, and Young Concert Artists.
Peabody graduates enjoy global concert careers and many combine performing with teaching at prestigious conservatories, colleges and universities in this country and abroad.
The Peabody Conservatory provides opportunities for pianists to develop their solo and ensemble skills in a wide variety of performance venues both on campus and in the community. Each year the Peabody concert season features about 60 major public concerts by ensembles such as the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Opera Theatre, and Peabody Camerata. Pianists may perform in smaller ensembles ranging from early music ensembles to contemporary and computer music ensembles. They may also participate in the Thursday Noon Series, in master classes, in Opera Workshop, and approximately 500 in-house recitals annually. The Baltimore/Washington area provides a wealth of additional performance opportunities.