Conor Hanick (MM ’08, DMA ’13, piano) has performed throughout the world with many leading ensembles, instrumentalists, and conductors, and he has worked with composers as diverse as Charles Wuorinen and Caroline Shaw. He appeared with the Seattle Symphony in Pierre Boulez’s Sur Incises; the Juilliard Orchestra in Milton Babbitt’s Second Piano Concerto at Alice Tully Hall; the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Piano Concerto; and Alan Gilbert in György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto for the New York Philharmonic Biennial. He has collaborated with cellists Jay Campbell and Joshua Roman and partnered with the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), performing at Union College, the American Repertory Theater, and elsewhere. A fierce advocate for the music of today, Hanick has premiered more than 200 pieces and is collaborating on new works with composers Marcos Balter, Nina Young, Samuel Adams, and Christopher Cerrone. Hanick is the director of solo piano at the Music Academy of the West and is a graduate of Northwestern University and Juilliard.