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Christopher Atzinger, Piano

Christopher Atzinger, Piano


Pianist Christopher Atzinger, a native of Jackson, Michigan, has performed in New York City (Carnegie Hall -Weill, NYU, St. Paul's Chapel), and at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. in addition to performances across the United States, including Boston, Baltimore, Austin, Little Rock, and Ann Arbor. European performances include recitals in Toulouse and Carcassonne, France, in conjunction with Foundation La Gesse, and a concert tour of the Valencia region of Spain. In addition to orchestral appearances at the Banff International Keyboard Festival and the Brevard Music Festival, he has been soloist with the Shreveport and Jackson (Ml) Symphony Orchestras. He has also given masterclasses in Minnesota, Maryland and Ohio. Upcoming engagements for the 2006-07 season include appearances in Vienna, Paris, Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa.

Mr. Atzinger was first place winner of the 2005 National Federation of Music Clubs Artist Competition and the gold medalist of the fiftieth annual Nina Plant Wideman International Piano Competition. He has also received honors from the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Music Teachers National Association Competition, the Sydney Wright Memorial Accompaniment Competition, and the Mary Graham Lasley Competition in addition to receiving the Presser Music Award from the Theodore Presser Foundation and an Encore grant from the American Composers Forum. Also active in competitions abroad, Mr. Atzinger won the Premio Città di Ispica prize with special recognition for his performance of music by Samuel Barber at the IBLA Grand Prize Competition in Ragusa-lbla, Italy. His debut recording on the MSR Classics label is scheduled for release later in 2007. A portion of that program, Barber's Piano Sonata, Op. 26, has already received acclaim at the 8th annual International Web Concert Hall Auditions. A second recording featuring music of Amy Beach is scheduled for release on Centaur Records.

In addition to degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan, Atzinger earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He counts among his teachers Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Anton Nel, David Renner, and Carolyn Lipp, among others. Prior to his faculty appointment at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, he taught at Dickinson College (PA).

Performances by Christopher Atzinger

Composer Title Date Action
Lowell Liebermann Gargoyles, Op. 29 01/20/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Capriccio in d minor, Op 116, No. 7, from Seven Fantasies 01/21/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in E Major, Op. 116, No. 6, from Seven Fantasies 01/14/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in e minor, Op. 116, No. 5, from Seven Fantasies 01/20/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in E Major, Op. 116, No. 4, from Seven Fantasies 01/23/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in a minor, Op. 116, No. 2, from Seven Fantasies 01/27/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Capriccio in g minor, Op. 116, No. 3, from Seven Fantasies 01/17/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Capriccio in d minor, Op. 116, No. 1, from Seven Fantasies 01/16/2009 Play Add to playlist

Christopher Atzinger Concerts

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