Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, JEFFREY KAHANE has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire. Since making his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983, Kahane has given recitals in a number of the nation’s leading music centers, as well as in many cities abroad, appearing as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto and San Francisco symphonies and others. Kahane has recorded for the SONY, EMI, Telarc, RCA, Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Records, Decca/ Argo and Haenssler labels. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Kahane was First Prize winner at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition and a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition. He was also the recipient of a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Kahane is Professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and is in his 20th and final season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
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