Pianist Aaron Wunsch enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, presenter, and educator. He has performed on concert stages throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Duke’s Hall in London, at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and as soloist with symphonies in the U.S. and China. Especially regarded for his chamber music performances, he has appeared at the Norfolk, Bowdoin, Sarasota, Great Lakes, and Yellow Barn chamber music festivals, collaborating with cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetists Charles Neidich and Anthony McGill, violinists Miranda Cuckson and Jennifer Koh, and the Miró and Parker Quartets, among others. He has worked closely with many renowned composers, including Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, and Kaija Saariaho and performed new works by Saariaho and John Adams at Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music.
Wunsch studied at Yale University (BA, cum laude), the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Fulbright Fellowship) and at The Juilliard School (MM and DMA). He was formerly assistant professor of piano at William Paterson University and is a full-time faculty member at Juilliard, where he teaches graduate studies, chamber music, music history, keyboard studies, and directs Juilliard PianoScope, the Piano Department’s performance series. He teaches piano master classes and lectures at conservatories and universities in the U. S., Europe, and Asia, and he was 2010 visiting professor at Shanghai Normal University. His awards for written work in musicology include the Henry Hart Rice and the Richard F. French prizes. His principal teachers in piano included Peter Frankl, Karlheinz Kämmerling, and Robert McDonald, and he also worked with Andras Schiff, Jerome Lowenthal, and Claude Frank; his history and theory studies were with Allen Forte, Robert Morgan, L. Michael Griffel, and Maynard Solomon.
Wunsch is artistic director of the Music Mondays concert series in New York City and co-artistic director of the Skaneateles Festival, in the Finger Lakes.