The Australian-American pianist Edward Neeman has performed across five continents.
Critics have lauded him as a ‘true artist’ with ‘an excellent technique’ who ‘isn’t afraid to put a distinctive stamp on whatever he touches, without resorting to mannerism.’
A top prize-winner of numerous international piano competitions, including first prize in the Joaquín Rodrigo Competition in Madrid, Edward has appeared as a soloist with the Prague Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Canberra Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and the American West Symphony, among others.
An enthusiastic collaborative artist, he has performed with musicians including Itamar Zorman, Kristian Winther, the New Zealand String Quartet, and members of the JACK quartet. Edward has made numerous piano duet arrangements for the Neeman Piano Duo, in which he performs with his wife, the Indonesian pianist Stephanie Neeman.
Edward holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian National University (ANU), a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School. His teachers have included James Tocco, Jerome Lowenthal, Solomon Mikowsky, and Larry Sitsky. He is on the piano faculty at the ANU in Canberra.
The Keyboard chair is supported by the Eldon and Anne Foote Trust, a charitable fund account of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation