Joshua Pierce


  • 2 New Joshua Pierce CDs - Read More About Them here AND here.
  • Recital, chamber, orchestral and festival performances throughout North America, South America, Mexico, Europe, Russia and Asia. 
  • Important interpreter of contemporary music. Many World Premiere Recordings of works by John Cage including "Mysterious Adventure", "Daughter of the Lonesome Isle", "Quest", "Our Spring Will Come", "The Book of Music for Two Prepared Pianos"(with Maro Ajemian), "Three Early Songs" (with American Tenor Robert White), and "Three Easy Pieces for Piano."
  • World Premiere Recording of Ragtime Caprice for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 45 by American composer Paul Turok.
  • Internationally acclaimed CDs on Wergo, Carlton Classics/IMP, Koch International, Sony Classics, Mode, Premiere, Labor, Vox, MMC and Helicon. 
  • Performances and award winning recordings with the Pierce/Jonas Piano Duo. World Premiere Recordings of Concertos for Two Pianos and Orchestra by Roy Harris, Walter Piston, Quincy Porter, as well as Benjamin Britten, Alexander Tansman, Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Paul Creston, Nikolai Berezovski, Arthur Benjamin and Pierre Max DuBois.
  • Noted and respected artist teacher with special training technique in the rehabilitation of injured pianists. 
  • Special award from the Music Conservatory of Westchester for over twelve years of distinguished service. 


"Pierce's bravura is polished and often fearless ..."
- Gramophone, June 2007

I kid you not when I tell you that Pierce's Brahms Second put my long-standing favorite, Fleischer/Szell, at grave risk. This is one of the most difficult of piano concertos to bring off, and Pierce's reading of it is about as near to perfect as one is likely to hear..
- Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine, July/August, 2006

"One of the truly outstanding versions of the Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto is a brand new recording with Joshua Pierce on MSR Classics 1148"
- Fanfare Magazine, July/August, 2006

Pianist Pierce gives an exciting performance of the Brahms Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 83. It was a pungent, vigorous delight, muscular and often free-wheeling in temperament.
- Audiophile Audition, April 1, 2006

The recent rendition of the Moonlight Sonata by Joshua Pierce was a revelation: dehackneyed, disconnected from routine hearings, the piece took on incredible beauty and power."
- Sequenza 21, April 2, 2006

"Pierce is an old-school virtuoso who likes to mix things up. His stunning performance Saturday was a feat that will not be soon forgotten. "
- Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, May 2005

"The measure of Joshua Pierce's greatness as a contemporary music pianist has been his awesome performances of the extended/exhaustive modern masterpieces, among them John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes, Charles Ives's Concord Sonata, and Michael Harrison's Revelations, which are keyboard challenges that separate giants from duffers."
- Richard Kostelanetz, writer, artist, and critic April. 2005

"Joshua Pierce plays with tremendous dramatic flair and exuberant relish."
- Brian Hunt, The London Daily Telegraph

"moments that could excite even the most staunch traditional jazzman."
- Billboard's Top Album Pick, Summer 2000

"Joshua Pierce, an eloquent new-music pianist..."
- Alan Kozinn, The New York Times, May 2, 2003

"Pierce's performance of Franck's suggestive Symphonic Poem, Les Djinns, provided a wide degree of capricious nuances and expressive differences. Joshua Pierce further captivated his audience with brilliant articulation as well as delicate dynamics and supple melodic lines."
- Pavel Stojar, Malada Fronta/DNES, Zlin, Czech Republic 1999

"Joshua Pierce possesses an arsenal of pianistic talents that can astonish the ear and instruct the mind"
- Robert D. Cummings, Classical Net

"Performances by Pierce are spectacular."
- Fanfare

"The 'maestro' Pierce literally 'hit the heights' as one of the greatest pianists to ever perform at the Degollado Theatre. Every aspect of the pianist's interpretation is in complete harmony, filled with honest feelings and musical intelligence; with each note shaped in a precise, spiritual and crystalline way."
- El Occidental, Guadalajara, Mexico




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