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Cullan Bryant

Cullen Bryant, piano

Cullan Bryant is among the most active chamber and collaborative pianists in New York City, maintaining a schedule of over 50 recitals a year.
He has performed with such artists as Emanuel Borok,  Oleh Krysa, Mikhail Kopelman, Midori, Sviatoslav Moroz, Peter Rejto, and members of the Almati, American, Arcata and Borromeo Quartets in such venues as Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit's Orchestra Hall. Mr. Bryant made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1992 in recital with violinist Patmore Lewis.

Mr. Bryant's interest in historic keyboard instruments stems from invitations to play in the Frederick Piano Collection’s Historical Piano Concerts series, first as duo piano partner with Dmitry Rachmanov in 1998, then as soloist the following year, performing on the Collection’s ca.1805-1810 Katholnig piano. Attracted to the very early instruments in the collection, he again joined with Rachmanov to record a two-CD album, “Beethoven and his Teachers”, encompassing Beethoven’s complete music for piano four hands, using the Katholnig and the collection’s ca.1830 Tröndlin. The critically acclaimed recording was released on the Naxos label in 2012. He is currently recording the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin, using various instruments from the collection. Other historically informed concerts using restored early pianos have taken place in Boston at the Loring-Greenough house and at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Cullan Bryant began playing the piano at age two, giving his first public recital at age six. At eleven he toured campuses in his native Arkansas and in Texas, giving several televised recitals. His prizes and awards include the Leschetizky International Competition, the National Arts Club of New York, the Memphis Beethoven Competition, Miami Arts Competition and a certificate of outstanding citizenship from Arkansas Governor Frank White. His college studies were with Robert Goldsand and Artur Balsam. In July of 2002 he toured Japan in recitals with violinist Midori

This is Cullan Bryant's eighth appearance in the Historical Piano Concert series since 1998 and we are pleased to welcome him back.