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Emerging Artist Jake Holtzman, Piano
August 28, 2018
Emerging Artist Jake Holtzman, Piano

Robert Schumann: Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20

Claude Debussy: Deux Arabesques, L. 66

Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30

Pianist Jake Holtzman comes from San Rafael, California, and began his piano studies there at age four. Currently based in New York City, he has performed in many venues throughout the United States with recent engagements bringing him to the San Francisco Steinway Piano Gallery, the Kalamazoo Epic Center, and the Avram Theater in Southampton, NY. Jake has garnered several awards recognizing his work, including the NYU Walter Reinhold Scholarship, the Gilmore Master Class Fellowship, and the Oberlin Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying.

A passionate and experienced teacher, Jake teaches for Rubato Music School, Music to Your Home, and has taught as an adjunct piano instructor at NYU.

Just this year, Jake completed his master’s degree in piano performance at NYU Steinhardt, where he studied with Eteri Andjaparidze. He did his undergraduate studies at Oberlin College & Conservatory, completing a B.M. in Piano Performance and a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Past piano teachers have included Peter Takács, John McCarthy, Peter Horvath, and Adam Domash. Jake has also participated in master classes given by distinguished pianists such as András Schiff, Natalya Antonova, Jura Margulis, John O’Conor, and José Ramón Méndez.

In addition to his experience as a classical pianist, Jake also plays jazz, having performed both as a solo jazz pianist and as a member of many jazz combos. While not playing the piano, Jake enjoys cooking, and also devotes time to activism for various human rights causes.