Praised as “an artist of utmost taste, proportion and charm” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer), American pianist ESTHER KEEL (2002 NYIPC) has captivated audiences around the world since making her debut with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of thirteen. Since then, she has concertized throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Korea, and Russia.
Ms. Keel has performed with over twenty orchestras across the United States and has been featured in the Southampton Rising Stars Concert Series, the Los Angeles Da Camera Society at the historic Doheny Mansion, San Francisco’s Annual Chopin Concert Series, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Rising Stars Recital Series. As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Keel has worked with Fred Sherry, Jonathan Feldman, Joseph Kalichstein, Seymour Lipkin, and Vivian Weilerstein. She has performed in the Musica L’Amore Chamber Music Series, Alice Tully’s Wednesdays at One Series, and the Young Musicians Foundation Chamber Music Series.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and an Artist Diploma from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. In addition to her studies, she has served as an instructor in the college division of the Juilliard School, as well as at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She currently maintains a small private studio in both Los Angeles and the South Bay.