“A musician of great authority.” –– Richard Goode
Pianist Reed Tetzloff, “an artist of broad musical tastes and individuality,” (South Florida Classical Review) has been praised for his “richly communicative” performances (The Cincinnati Enquirer). He came to international attention at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, where he was dubbed “the lyric hero of the competition.” (Сноб Magazine). He has excited audiences in tours of China, Europe, and the United States, in recitals met with universal critical acclaim, ever since making his Lincoln Center concerto debut at Alice Tully Hall in 2012.
He has performed concerti with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, among many others. He gives annual multi-city recital tours in Belgium, playing to critical acclaim at major venues including De Singel (Antwerp), Flagey (Brussels), the Miry Concertzaal (Ghent), and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (Waterloo). In the summer of 2022, he debuts at the Puplinge Festival in Switzerland and the Wissembourg Festival in France, and his upcoming season also includes a tour of major German cities.
Tetzloff has received career grants from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi and from the Center for Musical Excellence, which sponsored his debut album, Sounds of Transcendence, on the Romeo Records label. Reviewing the album, Patrick Rucker of Gramophone Magazine praised his version of Charles Griffes’ Piano Sonata as “ranking easily with the recordings of Garrick Ohlsson and Stephen Beus as the finest available,” in addition to extolling his “kaleidoscopic colors” and “fervent rapture” in music of Franck and Scriabin. His second album, featuring piano works of Robert Schumann, was released in 2021 on the Master Performers label, and hailed for its “originality and uncommon perceptiveness.” (Voix des Arts)
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tetzloff began his studies with Dr. Paul Wirth. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Mannes College in New York, studying at the storied Upper West Side campus with Pavlina Dokovska. Within his first year and a half of undergraduate study, he had won the school’s two largest awards: the Concerto Competition and the Nadia Reisenberg Competition.
Reed Tetzloff is also an accomplished writer. Huntley Dent in Fanfare Magazine praised Tetzloff’s essay on Robert Schumann for how it “explores (the music’s) intricacies deeper than any other pianist I’ve heard commenting on the piece, rising almost to Charles Rosen’s exalted intellectual level.” Tetzloff is currently at work on a collection of essays on music and musical performance.