Viola Mondays Series: Michael Klotz featuring John Wilson
American pianist John Wilson is a Piano Fellow at the New World Symphony Orchestral Academy. He has performed in North and South America, and Europe. He additionally serves as Keyboardist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
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Hailed for his “elegance and energy” (Classical Miami Magazine”) and described as a “marvelous, musical mad
scientist” (Music Critics Association of North America) pianist John Wilson is a Piano Fellow at the New World
Symphony Orchestral Academy. He has performed in North America, South America and Europe. Mr. Wilson has
performed as a soloist with the New World Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony Orchestra, New Amsterdam
Symphony, and Orchestra Camerata. A top prize winner in international piano competitions, he most recently
won the prize for the “Best Performance of an American Work” at the 2017 Liszt-Garrison International Piano
Competition. He is the recipient of the silver medal at the from the American Prize Foundation in Solo Piano
An avid chamber musician, he has appeared in chamber ensembles with musicians of the San Francisco
Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and San Diego Symphony. He has performed in duo recital
with violinist Joshua Bell numerous times, cellist Johannes Moser, and soprano Audra McDonald. He has
additionally collaborated with violinist Gil Shaham, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Dedicated to contemporary music, he has performed on the U.S and World Premiere of solo piano works by
Michael Tilson Thomas, Timo Andres, and ensemble works by Reinbert de Leeuw, HK Gruber, and Bernd
Deutsch. As an ensemble musician he has appeared under the some of the world’s leading conductors,
including Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, Stéphane Denève, and John Williams. He frequently serves as
Guest Principal Keyboard for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and San Diego Symphony Orchestra.