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Thomas Sauer, piano

Pianist Thomas Sauer is active as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Recent appearances include concertos with the Quad City and Tallahassee symphony orchestras; solo performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Rockefeller University, and St. John’s College, Oxford; appearances on Broadway as the pianist in 33 Variations, a play about Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations; and performances at the Chamber Music Societies of Lincoln Center, Boston and Philadelphia. With cellist Colin Carr, Mr. Sauer has appeared at the Wigmore Hall (London), Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Bargemusic (New York City), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), and Princeton University, among many other venues. Other appearances include recitals with Midori at the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels; performances with members of the Juilliard String Quartet at the Library of Congress; and numerous concerts with the Brentano String Quartet.

Mr. Sauer has performed at many of the leading festivals in the United States and abroad, including Marlboro, Caramoor, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, and the chamber music festivals of Seattle, Taos, Four Seasons (North Carolina), and Portland and Salt Bay (Maine); as well as Lake District Summer Music (England), Agassiz Chamber Music Festival (Canada), Festival des Consonances (France), and Esbjerg International Chamber Music Festival (Denmark).

A faculty member of Vassar and Mannes Colleges, Mr. Sauer was the founder and director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute, and co-founder of Chamber Music Quad Cities. His major teachers included Jorge Bolet, Edward Aldwell, and Carl Schachter.