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John Salmon

John Salmon, piano, has distinguished himself on four continents, as both a classical and jazz artist. Critics have praised his “mesmerizing boldness and confidence” (Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, Florida) and called him “a tremendous pianist” (El País, Madrid, Spain) and “dashing performer” (Journal de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland). His broad repertoire covers the classics—Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms—though his involvement with contemporary music is equally strong. Salmon has been at the forefront of performing new works by such celebrated composers as Dave Brubeck (who dedicated two compositions to Salmon), Nikolai Kapustin, and Lalo Schifrin. His performances and recordings (on the Phoenix, Naxos, and Albany labels) have been heard on radio stations throughout the U.S., including National Public Radio, WNYC in New York, and WFMT in Chicago; and on the national radio stations of Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine. Salmon is a frequent guest performer at festivals in the U.S. and Europe, having appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, South Carolina), Piano Festival Northwest (Portland, Oregon), Festival for Creative Pianists (Grand Junction, Colorado), Festival Internacional de Música del Mediterráneo (Cartagena, Spain), and the International Bartók Festival (Szombathely, Hungary). Other special appearances include an all-Liszt recital in Mexico City for the American Liszt Society and an all-Brubeck recital in Washington, DC for the Music Teachers National Association. John Salmon has been a member of the faculty of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music since 1989. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin; the Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School; the Solistendiplom from the Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany; and the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) degrees from Texas Christian University.

There are 5 included publications by John Salmon :

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The Classical Side of Dave Brubeck 2001 783 Most members of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) probably know Dave Brubeck, born in 1920, as one of the pioneers of jazz, especially in the late 1950s when "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" became jazz standards. These works broke bot...
Dave Brubeck's Pioneering Explorations of Rhythm 1997 193 FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, and certainly for me, the name Dave Brubeck is virtually synonymous with jazz. He was a boyhood idol of mine from the moment I figured out, as a 5-year-old, how to play his album Time 0111 on my parents' stereo. I still...
Divining Jazz 2002 145 Yes, jazz was born in some raunchy places. Brothels, gin joints, speakeasies, and clubs of the early decades of the twentieth century - in New Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago, New York, and everywhere in between - became the breeding ground from ...
Urtext, que me veux-tu? 2002 183 Scholars of sonata form will pardon my paraphrase of Fontenelle's eighteenth-century query, "Sonata, what do you want of me?," reformulated here for present-day performers: "Urtext, what do you want of me?" We live in an age that values the urtext, ...
What Brubeck Got From Milhaud 1992 463 For millions of people, Dave Brubeck is the most famous jazz musician. Aside from Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and a handful of others, no other jazz artist has ever achieved Brubeck's success. His picture appeared on the cover of Time magazine in...