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Leon Fleisher | Katherine Jacobson: Bio

Katherine Jacobson Fleisher's international performing career as a soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician has received critical acclaim. Her Carnegie Hall debut with piano partner Leon Fleisher was praised byThe New York Times for its "abundant musicality and refined technique".

Leading orchestras with which she has performed include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra of Portugal, and the Orchestre National d'Ile de France. She has also performed concerts in Japan, Germany, and France, as well as the United States.

Ms. Jacobson Fleisher gave the North American premiere of the "Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra" by the late Greek Cypriot composer Phanos Dymiotis (Leon Fleisher, conducting). Emphasizing the importance of the music of our own time, she has commissioned works by contemporary women composers such as Dina Koston and Luna Pearl Woolf, and has performed chamber music of Dina Koston in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.

Her major musical influence was Leon Fleisher, with whom she worked at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. At the Cleveland Institute of Music, she received her master of music degree studying with the renowned duo piano team of Vronsky and Babin. Prior to attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Jacobson Fleisher graduated from St. Olaf College, receiving her bachelor of music degree.

Ms. Jacobson Fleisher performs solo and duo piano concerts worldwide with her husband, pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher.

1 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / Speech, girl, too dear  
2 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52 / On the rocks tide rushes  
3 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / O women  
4 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52 / As the evening beautiful blush  
5 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / The green hops Ranke  
6 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / A small, pretty bird  
7 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / Well it was nice bewandt  
8 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / If so Lind thine eye me  
9 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52 / On the Danube shore  
10 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / O how gently the stream  
11 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / No, it is not getting along  
12 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / locksmith and doing Castles  
13 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / V gelein by rushes the air  
14 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52 / See how the wave is clear  
15 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / nightingale, she sings so beautiful  
16 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / A darker bay is love  
17 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52a / walk not thou, my light  
18 Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52 / It trembles the bushes  
19 Fantasy in F Minor D.940, Op.103 / Allegro molto moderato  
20 Fantasy in F Minor D.940, Op.103 / Largo  
21 Fantasy in F Minor D.940, Op.103 / Allegro vivace  
22 Fantasy in F Minor D.940, Op.103 / Tempo primo  
23 La Valse: Poeme pour orchester choreographique  
24 Graceful Ghost Rag  

Sony Classical is pleased to present a brand-new album of piano duets – Four Hands – featuring celebrated American pianist, Leon Fleisher together with his wife, fellow pianist Katherine Jacobson. Featuring works by Brahms, Schubert, Ravel and Bolcom, Four Hands will be released in August 2015 together with its companion disc, a welcome reissue of the famous Two Hands recording, which Sony Classical is now proud to make available.

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