Frederick Moyer
PIANIST
 
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During more than 25 years as a full-time concert pianist, Frederick Moyer has established a vital musical career that has taken him to forty-one countries and to such distant venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as piano soloist with world renowned orchestras including the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras, the St. Louis, Dallas, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Houston, Boston, Singapore, Netherlands Radio, Latvian, Iceland and London Symphony Orchestras, the Buffalo, Hong Kong and Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, and the major orchestras of Australia.

His 22 recordings on the Biddulph, GM and JRI labels comprise works by over thirty composers and reflect his affinity for a wide variety of styles. His recordings include David Ott's Second Piano Concerto with the London Symphony, a work commissioned by Moyer. Many other composers have written for him including Louis Calabro, Donal Fox, Kenneth Frazelle, Gordon Green, David Kechley, Ned Rorem, Andersen Viana and 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner Geroge Walker. Moyer commissioned Walker's Piano Sonata No. 4 and presented it in its first recording in 1986.

Moyer's enthusiasm, exacting artistry, and adventurous programming have made him a favorite among audiences of all ages. In recital, his delightful commentary from the stage brings the audience into the heart of the musical experience.

His wide-ranging interests have led him to undertake many unique and ground-breaking projects. He was the first to make a commercial recording using the Bosendorfer 290 SE Recording Piano. He has written many software programs to aid with practicing, analyzing, recording and performing music. Currently he is working on a recording of piano concerti where the orchestra is created with a computer using "sampling" techniques. He is a member of the Jazz Arts Trio, (piano, bass and drums) which plays note-for-note transcriptions of improvisations by the great jazz piano trios of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner and others.

Moyer's activities have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, the United States Information Service, the Alcoa Foundation, the Astral Foundation, the Paul Green Foundation, Affiliate Artists, Concert Artists Guild, the Western States Arts Federation, the US China Arts Exchange and the Korean Cultural Foundation.
 
JRI RECORDINGS:
J109 : American Journeys
J120 : Arensky, Rachmaninoff Cello Works
J103 : Beethoven Piano Sonatas
J117 : Brahms/Piatti, Hungarian Dances
J111 : Brahms: Two Sonatas for Piano and Cello
J108 : Camargo Guarnieri: The Twenty Estudos
J113 : Chopin
J121 : Vienna Revisited
J106 : Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Works
J116 : Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin
J107 : Rhapsody in Blue
J101 : Preludes, Fugues, and Variations
J104 : Of Old and New: A Grandfather’s Tale
J102 : Green/Moyer Cello Recital
J105 : Frederick Moyer in Performance
J114 : Enoch Arden
J122 : Edward MacDowell & Clara Schumann: Two Piano Concerti
JS102 : The Warsaw Concerto
J136 : Frederick Moyer, pianist: Early Recordings Volume 3
J132 : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Complete Works for Cello and Piano
J134 : Frederick Moyer, pianist: Early Recordings Volume 1
J139 : When Summer Comes
J135 : Frederick Moyer, pianist: Early Recordings Volume 2
 
OTHER RECORDINGS:
GM Recordings GM2005
Available on Cassette and LP
Debut Recording (1983)
    Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major
    Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
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GM Recordings GM2011
Available on Cassette and LP
"THREE CENTURIES LIVE"
    Haydn: Sonata No. 9 in F Major
    Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op. 9
    Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 in B flat Major
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GM Recordings GM2012
Available on Cassette
Nancy Green, Cello - Frederick Moyer, Piano
Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 19
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso
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GM Recordings GM2016
Available on Cassette
Reger: Four Studies for the Left Hand
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
George Walker: Sonata No.4 (1985)
Liszt/Busoni: Three Paganini Etudes
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GM Recordings GM2024
Available on Compact Disc and Cassette
Mendelssohn: Seven pieces in the form of a suite
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
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Biddulph Recordings LAW024
Available on Compact Disc
Nancy Green, Cello - Frederick Moyer, Piano
MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: The Complete works for Cello & Piano
    Toccata
    Sonata
    Scherzino
    I Nottambuli (Variazioni fantastiche)
    Notturna Sull'Acqua
    Valse on the Name of Gregor Piatigorsky
    Paraphrase on Rossini's "Barber of Seville"
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