Jeffrey Savage

Jeffrey Savage is active internationally as both soloist and chamber musician and has been praised as “fearless” (Straits Times, Singapore), “joyful and inspiring” (American Record Guide), and “breathtaking” (Navona/PARMA). Recent performances include China’s Wuhan Conservatory (Liszt’s Totentanz), premieres of Daniel Ott’s Fantasy on a Falling Line in New York and Vietnam, and broadcasts on national NPR stations.

His piano duo 88SQUARED recorded the complete two-piano works of Daniel Ott (Navona/PARMA) and Lowell Liebermann (Albany Records), produced by the composers. Jeffrey has also worked with Tania León, Laura Schwendinger, John Corigliano, Charles Argersinger, Eric Ewazen, and Alex Shapiro, among others.

Savage has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, at festivals across the United States, and with orchestras in New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and in the Pacific Northwest. He has given performances and master classes nationally and at major conservatories throughout Asia, including China, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and India. Jeffrey has won top prizes and been recognized in national and international competitions, including the Missouri Southern International, Fort Collins, Wideman Competitions, Ellis Piano Duo Competition, the Abild Prize in American Music, and second prize and a Special Mention Prize at Concours Grieg International Piano Competition (Oslo).

Students of Jeffrey Savage have been accepted at prestigious festivals and programs across North America and Europe, awarded Fulbright fellowships, and presented at national MTNA and Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium conferences. Previously, Dr. Savage was professor and keyboard area coordinator at Washington State University and in both the college and pre-college divisions at Juilliard. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Colorado. His major teachers include Angela Cheng, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert Spillman, Martin Canin, and Rudolph Barta. He frequently presents workshops, and adjudicates at regional and national festivals and competitions.