Norman Krieger


  • Program:
    Keyboard Studies
  • Division:
    Classical Performance and Composition
  • Instrument:


Norman Krieger, professor of keyboard studies at the USC Thornton School of Music, began his training in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Esther Lipton, and became a full scholarship student of Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School at the age of 15. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School. Subsequently, he studied with Alfred Brendel and Maria Curcio in London, and was awarded an artist’s diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he worked with Russell Sherman. He became a full professor at USC Thornton in 2011. Many of his students have won top prizes in national and international competitions and have also been appointed to distinguished teaching positions in both universities and conservatories around the world.

Mr. Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair. He regularly appears with the major ensembles of the world, among them the New York, Los Angeles, Hamilton, and Hong Kong philharmonics,  the symphonies of Chicago, Cincinnati, Honolulu, Pittsburgh, Grand Teton , San Antonio, and San Diego, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Prague’s Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra, and Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra. He also has been invited to adjudicate many national and international piano competitions and regularly gives master classes at universities and conservatories.

In recital, Mr. Krieger has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, South America and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with soprano Sheri Greenawald, violinist William Preucil, cellist Jian Wang , the Tokyo and Manhattan String Quartets. He appeared at New York City’s prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival, earning an immediate invitation to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ “Great Performers Series.” His awards include the Gold Medalist of the first Palm Beach Invitational Piano Competition, the Paderewski Foundation Award, the Bruce Hungerford Memorial Prize, the Victor Herbert Memorial Prize, the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Artists Competition Prize, and the St. Louis Symphony Prize.

Some of the conductors Mr. Krieger has collaborated with include Myung Whun Chung, Zubin Mehta, Donald Runnicles, JoAnn Falletta, Marin Alsop, Keith Lockhart, Miguel Harth Bedoya , Leonard Slatkin and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Norman Krieger’s recordings include the Brahms 1st piano concerto with JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Gershwin Piano Solos (Stradivari Classics), American Piano Concertos and Norman Krieger Piano Recital (Artisie 4 Recordings) and Summerdays (Well-Tempered Productions). This coming fall Mr. Krieger will record the Brahms 2nd piano concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios . He is the founding artistic director of the Prince Albert Chamber Music Festival in Kauai, Hawaii. Since 2008 he has been on the summer faculty at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina where he performs solo, chamber and piano concerti.


Norman Krieger and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra