Celebration ArtSage at Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University/Performance Theater at Don Taft University Center
The New York Times hailed Charlie’s “jaw-dropping technique” and “virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality throughout” -review of his March 8, 2011 Merkin Hall Debut in New York City.
The Washington Post declared that “Albright is among the most gifted musicians of his generation” in a review of his debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on February 14, 2011.
Charlie Albright is an American-born classical pianist, composer, and improviser. He is an official Steinway Artist, 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist (2010) and former Young Concert Artist. He graduated from Harvard College (B.A.) and the New England Conservatory (M.M.) as the first classical pianist in the schools’ five-year BA/MM Joint Program, was named the Leverett House Artist in Residence for 2011–2012, and was one of the 15 Most Interesting Seniors of the Harvard College Class of 2011. He graduated from the Juilliard School of Music with his post-graduate Artist Diploma (A.D.) in 2014.
The Washington Post – “An impressive range of differently colored sounds at the keyboard was matched by overwhelming virtuosity. Albright leapt the most outrageous technical hurdles…with a sense of dangerous self-abandon that was thrilling to hear…At the same time, musical shape was never sacrificed to showmanship.”
Lincoln Center: Charlie Received the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant from the Avery Fisher Artist Program of Lincoln Center. The grants “are designed to give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists, as well as chamber ensembles, who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program believe to have great potential for major careers.”
Albright is a frequent collaborator with Yo-Yo Ma. The New York Times has praised Albright’s “jaw-dropping technique” and described his playing as “virtuosity with a distinctive musicality throughout.” The New York Concert Review wrote that Albright’s playing is “as good as it gets. The Washington Post declared that “Albright is among the most gifted musicians of his generation.” The Philadelphia Inquirer published that “his personality was evident in his way of shaping a phrase with a kind of extravagance that had showmanship but never felt cheap. With a fresh, clean, crystalline sound, he played with a kind of ease and smoothness that refuses to airbrush the music, but animates it from within. [He] brought the art of classical-music improvisation to a new level.” Albright lives in New York City.