ABOUT THE ARTIST
Praised for his "glowing sound” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “dazzling pianism” (Sarasota Herald Tribune) Jeffrey LaDeur has distinguished himself as an artist of insight and integrity. Engagements at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Conservatory, Eastman Theater, Banff Centre, and other prestigious venues were followed by an invitation from the Naumburg Foundation to make his Carnegie Hall debut. LaDeur is pianist and founding member of the acclaimed Delphi Trio, and Founder and Artistic Director of New Piano Collective.
Jeffrey maintains a repertoire of over forty concerti; recent performances include appearances with the Oakland Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Denver Philharmonic, and members of the South Dakota Symphony. He returns to Carnegie’s Weill Hall to culminate his survey of Debussy’s solo piano music, its influences and inspirations, on the anniversary of the composer’s death in March, 2018. Jeffrey’s debut album, featuring works by Rameau and Debussy, will be released on the MSR Classics in summer of 2017.
As pianist of the Delphi Trio, LaDeur has performed at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Orlando Festival in the Netherlands. In addition to his activities with the Trio, Jeffrey has collaborated with chamber music legends such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Geoff Nuttall, and Ian Swensen.
After making his orchestral debut with the Eastman Philharmonia in his first semester of study at the Eastman School, Jeffrey completed his B.M. in piano performance under the tutelage of Douglas Humpherys. LaDeur holds a M.M. in chamber music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Yoshikazu Nagai and at the Taos School of Music, with Robert McDonald. Jeffrey counts among his principal teachers Mark Edwards and Annie Sherter, a student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot.