Photo by: Christian Steiner

A native of Los Angeles, Norman Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation and is highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair. As the Los Angeles Times put it, “Krieger owns a world of technique-take that for granted. He always knows exactly where he is going and what he is doing. He never for instant miscalculates. He communicates urgently but with strict control. He is alert to every manner of nuance and at every dynamic level his tone flatters the ear.”

Myung -Whun Chung, Donald Runnicles, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jaap van Zweden and Zubin Mehta are just a few of the conductors with whom Krieger has collaborated. Krieger regularly appears with the major orchestras of North America, among them the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and the National Symphony. He has performed throughout Europe, Asia and South America including tours of Germany, France, Poland, Holland Scandinavia, Korea, China, New Zealand and Israel. He recently performed at the PyeongChang Music festival in Korea. In September 2014, he recorded the Brahms Sonata Op. 1 and the Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Philip Ryan Mann, which will be released on Decca.

In recital, Krieger has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with soprano Sheri Greenawald, violinists Paul Huang, Sarah Chang, Pamela Frank and Mihaela Martin, violist Nobuko Imai, cellists Myung Wha Chung, Jian Wang, Edward Aaron and Frans Helmersen as well as the Tokyo string quartet. His debut at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall and Mostly Mozart Festival earned him an immediate invitation to Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series. Krieger made headlines by being named the Gold Medal Winner of the first Palm Beach Invitational Piano Competition.

He began his studies in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Esther Lipton. At age 15, he became a full-scholarship student of Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School where he earned both his Bachelor and Master degrees. Subsequently, he studied with Alfred Brendel and Maria Curcio in London and earned an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he worked with Russell Sherman.

A champion of contemporary music, he features the music of John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Daniel Brewbaker, Donald Crockett, Judith St. Croix, Lukas Foss, Henri Lazarof and Lowell Liebermann among his active repertoire.

Krieger is the founding artistic director of The Prince Albert Music Festival in Hawaii. Since 2008, he has served on the summer faculty at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. From 1997 to 2016 he was a professor at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. In August 2016 he was appointed Professor of Piano at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.



Sarasota Music Festival

June 5th-11th, 2017

Brevard Music Festival

Brevard, North Carolina
June 23rd-July 14th, 2017

Jacobs School of Music, Summer Academy

Bloomington, Indiana
July 14th, 2017


Tampa, Florida
July 15th-17th, 2017

Pyeongchang Music Festival

July 23rd- August 6th, 2017

Canton Symphony Orchestra

Canton, Ohio
November 4th, 2017


“He owns a world of technique – take that for granted. he always knows exactly where he is going and what he is doing. he never for an instant miscalculates. he communicates urgently but with strict control. he is alert to every manner of nuance and at every dynamic level his tone flatters the ear.”

– Los Angeles Times

“Norman Krieger, whose recital closed the national gallery’s concert season, is one of the better-kept secrets on the concert circuit. his performance of music by Bach, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Chopin revealed an artist of unusual sensitivity with the technical control to do absolutely anything he wants and the sense to do so poetically.”

– The Washington Post

“In his debut recording, Krieger’s rendition of the three Gershwin preludes is definitive; the first and third display virtuoso jazzy rhythms; the second shows a haunting blues style with gorgeous tone.”

– Clavier

“Norman Krieger may have sought too much profundity in Mozart’s variations on a theme of Duport, but in doing so, he displayed a lovely, velvety touch, which served him well in three pieces by Chopin. the nocturne, especially, was beautifully turned out and sustained. but Mr. Krieger’s fingers lack nothing in steel, as he appropriately showed in the études.”

– The New York Times






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