Jack Kurutz, Pianist
A native of New York, Jack Kurutz
is an avid recitalist, chamber musician, and advocate of contemporary classical music.
During his studies at New England Conservatory of Music, Kurutz was pianist for ensembles including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Harvard Group for New Music, the Callithumpian Consort, Enchanted Circle, the Honors Wind Quintet, the Honors Brass Quintet, and a piano trio coached by Stephen Drury.
appeared as soloist with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto in May of 2011 under the baton of Maestro Walter Morales.
He is also a founding member of the Living Room Chamber Music Project, which aims to make live music accessible and enjoyable by bringing performances from the concert stage into the home.
Upcoming performances include a solo recital for the Tuesday Musical Club of Pittsburgh
, and concerts with the University of Pittsburgh's
ensemble-in-residence, IonSound Project.
Please visit the Calendar of Events Page for more information.
has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician in the cities of Montecastello di Vibio (Italy), Salzburg (Austria), New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and Charleston, South Carolina.
has performed in master classes of John Perry, Earl Wild, Ilana Vered, Sergey Schepkin, Alexander Korsantia, and Randall Hodgkinson.
Mr. Kurutz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, studying with Ivan Davis, and earned his Master of Music from New England Conservatory in Gabriel Chodos' studio.
In 2005, Kurutz completed an Artist Diploma from Carnegie Mellon University, and currently coaches with Ralph Zitterbart.
In September 2007, Mr. Kurutz
won First Prize, Artist Division, in the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the American Liszt Society
was awarded a prize for the best interpretation of a Franz Liszt composition.
was a finalist in the 2009 Simone Belsky Competition and the 2010 Steinway Society of Massachusetts Competition
In addition to teaching a private studio, he currently serves on the faculty at the Pittsburgh Music Academy and holds a teaching position at the Carnegie Mellon University Preparatory School.