About the Artist
American pianist Leslie Amper was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During her formative years, she won nearly every local award offered for young musicians. After two years at Oberlin College, Ms. Amper continued her studies at New England Conservatory under the guidance of Rudolph Kolisch, Gunther Schuller, and Russell Sherman.
Since her critically acclaimed New York début, Ms. Amper has delighted audiences in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Pittsburgh and at the Monadnock Musicʼs Virtuoso Piano Series. A member of the Alcyon Chamber Ensemble and the Jubilee Trio, Leslie Amper has also been a regular participant in Bostonʼs Emmanuel Music celebrations of the solo, song, and chamber music of Schumann, Schubert, Brahms and Débussy.
Accomplished in contemporary music, Ms. Amper’s Neuma Records recording of Andrew Imbrieʼs Short Story was selected for broadcast on the international radio program, “Art of the States.” Her concerto appearances include the Boston Pops, Pittsburgh Symphony and The Eastern Music Festival Orchestra.
Leslie Amper has lectured at Harvard College, Boston University, University of Pittsburgh and New Hampshire Music Festival, where she is a regular performer. She teaches at Longy School of Music of Bard College, New England Conservatory Preparatory, and Wheaton College.