The American pianist Reed Tetzloff has distinguished himself one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. He enthralls audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine). His rhetorical approach to the music he performs, along with a warmly charismatic stage presence, are frequently recognized as trademarks of his communication with an audience.
A proponent of complex and often neglected repertoire, including that of the American canon, Reed Tetzloff is constantly engaging his listeners’ curiosity and broadening their horizons. His presentation of Charles Ives’ masterpiece, the ‘Concord’ Sonata, was featured at the Mannes Sounds Festival in 2018, and the legendary American pianist Ursula Oppens described his interpretation as “One of the best I have ever heard of the piece,” hailing its “utter beauty and wild intensity.”
Critics echo these sentiments. Patrick Rucker, of Gramophone Magazine, wrote of his “kaleidoscopic colors” and “fervent rapture,” while MusicWeb International noted his “opulent technique” and “immense individuality and conviction.”