Canadian pianist KEVIN FITZ-GERALD enjoys a versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician. Garnering international acclaim for his “hypnotically powerful and precise” pianism and “dynamic and distinguished interpretations,” his concert tours and performances have taken place in major concert halls, universities, and concert organizations throughout the US, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, South America, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. Mr. Fitz-Gerald’s concerts have frequently been recorded for radio and television networks across the globe and his recordings can be found on the Summit, Quatro Corde, AFCM, Yarlung, GM Records, Centaur and Ivory Classics labels. He has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Stephen Isserlis, Richard Stolzman, Midori, Anne Akiko Meyers and the Bartok, St. Petersburg and St. Lawrence String Quartets.
He regularly performs two-piano and four-hand recitals with his wife Bernadene Blaha, appearing throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. For many years he was the studio pianist in summer programs for many leading artist-teachers of our time including William Primrose, Lillian Fuchs, Zara Nelsova, Janos Starker, Zoltan Szekely, Lorand Fenyves, and Marcel Moyse. In addition to his position as professor of music at the Thornton School in Los Angeles, Mr. Fitz-Gerald is also a regular visiting artist teacher at the Banff Centre, the Colburn School for the Performing Arts the Aria International Summer Institute. Now one of the Festival’s senior members, Mr. Fitz-Gerald celebrates his seventeenth stimulating season in Newport.