Artist Bio

Gilbert Kalish, piano

Pianist Gilbert Kalish’s profound influence on the musical community as a performer, educator, and recording artist has established him as a major figure in American music making. He was pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for thirty years, was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Kalish is Distinguished Professor and Head of Performance Activities at Stony Brook University. He was previously a faculty member and Chair of the Faculty at the Tanglewood Music Center. Kalish received the American Composers Forum’s Champion of New Music Award in 2017. Gilbert Kalish also serves as the International Program Director of Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute.