"His performances are as musicianly and assured as they are clear-sighted...impeccable." — Gramophone
"An accomplished and sensitive artist." — Classics Today
Roger Peltzman is a pianist and teacher in New York City. Amongst his many public performances, Roger has given six solo concerts at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, has performed in Europe, and has played to a sold out audience at New York's cutting edge venue—Le Poisson Rouge.
Roger has also played chamber music and solo repertoire at The Third Street Music School where he is a member of the faculty. Music has always played a large part in Roger's life. His first memory is of the Beatles playing on The Ed Sullivan show in 1964. It is written that when a childhood friend's mother bragged that "Johnny" was reading the newspaper and then asked Roger if HE could read yet. Roger said, "No, but does Johnny know who Tchaikovsky was?" Roger attended SUNY Binghamton where he graduated with honors in both Music and Cinema. It was there that he studied with Seymour Fink.
While at Binghamton he received the music faculty award and participated in several master- classes, including one taught by Vladimir Feltsman. Roger Peltzman received his Masters in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was a student of Zenon Fishbein. After graduating from school he worked as a musician, recording engineer and record producer. His production work garnered praise from many publications including The Atlantic Monthly and the Chicago Tribune. Currently, Roger is being coached by pianist Edmund Arkus.
In 2014 Roger released a CD, Dedication: Roger Peltzman Plays Chopin (Astre Records), which was recorded at the famed Brussels Conservatory of Music and hailed by Gramophone Magazine. This is the same venue where his Uncle Norbert Stern performed and won several piano competitions while he was a student at the school. Tragically, Norbert died at age 21 in Auschwitz. The recording is not just a document of Roger’s interpretations of works by Chopin but also an act of remembrance for his Uncle. The CD has gotten much airplay on WQXR - FM, WFUV - FM, Radio France, and has received praise from publications in both the U.S and Europe.
Further reading on Roger's family can be found in this New York Times article.
MM in Piano Performance, BA in Music, Cinema
Manhattan School of Music, Binghamton University
Seymour Fink, Zenon Fishbein, Edmund Arkus
Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall
COMPETITIONS / SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS
Binghamton Music Faculty Award