Peter Vinograde


An outstanding interpreter of J.S. Bach and contemporary composers, pianist Peter Vinograde regularly tours the U.S., Canada, and Asia. This past season featured the world premiere in New York City of Michael Matthews’ De Reflejo a Fulgar for piano and digital sound (2007-14), and Peter Mennin’s rarely performed, powerful Piano Sonata (1963). Other engagements included Santa Fe, San Francisco, Singapore, Xiamen, and all-Bach recital at ;Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery featuring English Suites 4-6.

Recent concerto performances include the Mozart K. 271 in Winnipeg, Beethoven #2 in Santa Fe, and Utah composer Hal Campbell’s Piano Concerto with the BYU Orchestra, a work dedicated to Dr. Vinograde. The 2011-2012 season included his solo recital debut in Beijing.

As a chamber musician, Peter Vinograde has appeared at the Bard, Bargemusic, Caramoor, and Wolftrap Festivals. As a collaborative artist, he toured throughout Asia with violinist Midori, including her Singapore debut, also performing with her at the Cape Cod and Mostly Mozart Festivals.

Other recent highlights include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at an outdoor concert in Zion National Park, and Mark Zuckerman’s On the Edges at Symphony Space, part of the ACA festival.

In conjunction with his Bach for Pianists class at the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Vinograde presents the Goldberg Variations, English Suites, and Partitas in lecture/recital form at conservatories and universities, including Juilliard, Oberlin, and the Mannes International Keyboard Festival.

World premiere performances have included Nicolas Flagello’s Concerto #3 (1962) with Nicholas Palmer and the Owensboro (KY) Symphony. Dr. Vinograde’s numerous distinctions began with first prize in the 1971 J.S. Bach International Competition, followed by his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and an N.E.A.-sponsored Lincoln Center recital at Alice Tully Hall. He has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and CBC-TV’s the Journal. CDs include releases on Albany, CBC, Linfair (Decca) and Phoenix.

Peter Vinograde teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Zenon Fishbein, and at Lehman College (CUNY).