BM, The Curtis Institute. MM, Mannes College of Music. DMA, City University of New York. Studies with Jorge Bolet, Edward Aldwell, and Carl Schachter.
Thomas Sauer is highly sought after as soloist, chamber musician, and
teacher. Some of Mr. Sauer’s recent
appearances include concerto performances with the Quad-City and Tallahassee
Symphonies and the Greenwich Village Orchestra; solo performances at Carnegie
Hall (Stern Auditorium), Merkin Concert Hall, Rockefeller University, and St.
John’s College, Oxford; appearances on Broadway as the pianist in 33
Variations, a play about the composition of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations;
and performances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. With
his long-time duo partner Colin Carr, Mr. Sauer has appeared at the Wigmore
Hall (London), Holywell Music Room (Oxford), the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and
Musikgebouw, Bargemusic (New York City), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
(Boston), and Princeton University, among many other venues. Other appearances include recitals with
Midori at the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels;
performances with members of the Juilliard String Quartet at the Library of
Congress; and numerous concerts with the Brentano String Quartet.
Sauer has performed at many of the leading festivals in the United States and
abroad, including Marlboro, Caramoor, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, El
Paso Pro Musica, and the Chamber Music Festivals of Seattle, Taos, Four Seasons
(North Carolina), Portland and Salt Bay (Maine); as well as Lake District
Summer Music (England) and Festival des Consonances (France).
Sauer’s varied discography includes recordings of Beethoven and Haydn piano
sonatas for MSR Classics; the complete cello and piano works of Mendelssohn
with Colin Carr on Cello Classics; a disc of Hindemith sonatas with violist
Misha Amory (Musical Heritage Society); music of Britten and Schnittke with
cellist Wilhelmina Smith on Arabesque; music of Ross Lee Finney with violinist
Miranda Cuckson on Centaur Records; and violin sonatas of Mozart with Aaron
Berofsky on Blue Griffin Recordings. In
recent seasons, Mr. Sauer has premiered works by Philippe Bodin, Robert
Cuckson, Sebastian Currier, Keith Fitch, David Loeb, Donald Martino, David
Tcimpidis, and Richard Wilson.
member of the music faculty of Vassar College and the piano faculty of the
Mannes College, Mr. Sauer is the founder and director of the Mannes Beethoven
Institute. A graduate of the Curtis
Institute, Mannes College of Music and the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York, his major teachers included Jorge Bolet, Edward
Aldwell, and Carl Schachter.
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