American pianist Jason Paul Peterson has captivated audiences around the world. In the last year, Peterson has performed more than forty solo, chamber, and concerto performances in the United States, China, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria, a schedule including eighteen different programs as Artist in Residence at the Engadin Festival and eight concerts with the chamber group Ensemble Spektrum. The Leipziger Volkszeitung in Germany referred to a recent recital as “a piano concert of a completely special sort… absolutely an exquisite experience.” The Milwaukee Journal described Peterson as “a national phenomenon” and Polonaise Magazine praised him as a musician of “technical brilliancy who conveyed all the nuances in performance.”
As a teenager, Dr. Peterson was awarded a grant from the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Inc., and subsequently became the first four-time recipient of the award. He is the winner of the 2006 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, the only American finalist in the 2001 Grace Welsh International Prize for Piano, and in 2007 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study at the Franz Liszt Academy in Weimar, Germany. Most recently, he has been awarded grants from the Aargauer Kuratorium, the Peter Mieg Foundation, the Werner Wehrli Foundation, and the cities of Ennetbaden and Baden for the performance of Swiss piano music
Dr. Peterson has released seven CD recordings. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he held an assistantship in piano teaching. Principal teachers include Natalya Antonova, Anton Nel, Alexander Shtarkman, and Grigory Gruzman.