Division: Classical Performance and Composition
Program: Keyboard Studies
Office: RHM 112
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 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.
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 ten symphony orchestras of Chicago, Cincinnati, Honolulu, Pittsburgh, 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.
In recital, Krieger has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with soprano Sheri Greenawald, violinist Livia Sohn, cellist Jian Wang and 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.
Krieger’s recordings include the two Brahms concerti on the Beaufour label, Gershwin Piano Solos (Stradivari Classics), American Piano Concertos and Norman Krieger Piano Recital (Artisie 4 Recordings) and Summerdays (Well-Tempered Productions). He is the founding artistic director of the Prince Albert Chamber Music Festival in Kauai, Hawaii.