JOSEPH RACKERS (piano). Hailed as an “American Virtuoso” (Audiophile Audition), “enormous power and intelligent, instinctive interpretation” (Spoleto Today), and “simply dazzling” (The State), pianist Joseph Rackers has performed for enthusiastic audiences in New York, Chicago, Kiev, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Rome, Shanghai, Seoul and Washington D.C., at venues across Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Bulgaria, Ukraine and extensively throughout the United States. His performances around the world include the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Shanghai and Sichuan Conservatories of Music and Yantai International Music Festival, Kiev International Music Festival, Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, Indiana University Piano Festival, American Liszt Society Festival, Varna International Piano Festival and Society of Composers International Conference, to name a few. He is Professor of Piano and Chair of the Piano Department at the University of South Carolina School of Music, where he is also Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. He also serves on the artist faculty of the Perugia International Music Festival in Italy, Burgos International Music Festival in Spain, and Texas State International Piano Festival. Starting in 2019-20, he will be a Visiting Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music. Joseph Rackers is an International Steinway Artist.
- Joseph Rackers
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