Biography

 

 

 

Jeffrey LaDeur is known for his rare blend of insight, spontaneity, and approachable, communicative stage presence. Having inherited a rich tradition of pianism and interpretation from Annie Sherter, student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot, LaDeur has established himself as a compelling exponent of classic and new repertoire. In March of 2018, LaDeur made his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall on the centennial of Claude Debussy’s death. He appears regularly with orchestra and maintains a repertoire of over 40 concerti. LaDeur is the founder and artistic director of the San Francisco International Piano Festival and president of the American Liszt Society, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. 

 

The 2021-2022 season includes LaDeur's San Francisco Performances debut, joining the Alexander String Quartet in two concerts devoted to Dvorak's chamber music. Other season highlights include appearances with the Vallejo Symphony and Marc Taddei in Rachmaninoff's Concerto in F-sharp Minor, recitals with mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich for Neskowin Chamber Music, Four Seasons Arts, and Lieder Alive!, and the release of new solo album of music by Liszt on the Music & Arts label. 

A chamber musician of distinction, Jeffrey’s collaboration with mezzo soprano Kindra Scharich has produced To My Distant Beloved, an album exploring the connections between Beethoven and Schumann through cycles in song and solo piano works. LaDeur has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Ian Swensen, Axel Strauss, Geoff Nuttall, and the Alexander String Quartet.

 

An active educator, Jeffrey offers masterclasses frequently as guest artist in universities throughout the United States and coaches gifted pre-college piano and string ensembles at Young Chamber Musicians in Burlingame, California. LaDeur holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music in piano performance and chamber music, respectively. Jeffrey counts among his teachers Mark Edwards, Douglas Humpherys, Yoshikazu Nagai, and Robert McDonald.

 

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"...a pianist of extraordinary sensitivity, intelligence,

 and breadth of dramatic expression."

 -Derek Bermel, Grammy-nominated composer and clarinetist

 Artistic Director, American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall 

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"...an exceptional, gifted  young artist."

 - Robert Mann, Founding Member Juilliard String Quartet 

   President of the Naumburg Foundation