Bruce Brubaker performs a “mélange” of very old keyboard music (1400s), Riley, and a bit of Phillip Glass.
“Brubaker’s playing was seriously beautiful, effusively expressive.” The Boston Globe
In live performances from the Hollywood Bowl to New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and from Paris to Hong Kong, Bruce Brubaker is a visionary virtuoso and an artistic provocateur. Named “Young Musician of the Year” by Musical America, Bruce Brubaker performs Mozart with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philip Glass on the BBC. Brubaker was presented by Carnegie Hall at Zankel Hall in New York, at the International Piano Festival at La Roque d’Anthéron, at Michigan’s Gilmore Festival, and at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art as the opening-night performer in the museum’s acclaimed Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed building. Brubaker has premiered works by Glass, Meredith Monk, Nico Muhly, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and John Cage.
Brubaker was awarded a solo artist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His London debut at the Wigmore Hall led to his first broadcast concert on the BBC, an all-Brahms recital. He was trained at the Juilliard School, where he received the school’s highest award, the Edward Steuermann Prize, upon graduation. At Juilliard, where he taught from 1995 to 2004, he has appeared in public conversations with Philip Glass, Milton Babbitt, and Meredith Monk. He is now chair of the piano department at New England Conservatory in Boston.