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Martin Perry

Martin Perry is an American pianist who, while well-versed in many genres, has established himself as a specialist in modernist music. Raised in Sacramento, California, Perry studied piano with Patricia Taylor Lee, Thomas Schumacher, and Adele Marcus (a pupil of Russian pianist Josef Lhévinne), and attended the University of Maryland and Juilliard. Following a debut recital at Carnegie Hall, Perry toured the United States. He has performed with the Boston Pops, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic, the Baltic Philharmonic, and the Moscow Philharmonic. He has performed chamber music with the Cassatt Quartet and the DaPonte Quartet and is a member of the Nordica Trio. His wide repertoire includes early Romantic works by Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Schumann, which he performs on fortepiano, and he devotes much of his time promoting the 20th century works of Charles Ives, Alan Hovhaness, and Charles Tomlinson Griffes. He has recorded solo piano music for Bridge, and writes a blog on music, Con Spirito.