Matthew Odell - Piano Recital

Sunday February 25, 2024 @ 15h00
Matthew Odell plays works by Robert Shcumann, Clara Schumand and Johannes Brahms.

The American pianist Matthew Odell began his studies at the age of 10 and has since won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. He has been hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant … playing with total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone. Highlights of past concert seasons include such diverse projects as Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles… with David Robertson and the Juilliard Orchestra for the reopening of Alice Tully Hall, a performance in the New York Philharmonic’s Stravinsky Festival, and a tour of concerts, lectures, and masterclasses in England, France, and Spain. Recent concerts have featured the complete solo piano works of Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, John Adams, and Michel Merlet.

In addition to performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York, Mr. Odell has appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and throughout Europe and Asia.

A passionate advocate of the music of our time, Mr. Odell frequently premieres works written for him. He has worked with many prominent composers, including Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Ned Rorem, Mark Adamo, Michel Merlet, and Robert Aldridge. His debut album Connections: The Piano Music of Olivier Messiaen and his Students was recently released on Albany Records.

Mr. Odell currently teaches at The Juilliard School, where he received his doctoral degree. He has also studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Bob Jones University, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Aspen Music School with teachers including Ann Schein, Margo Garrett, Marian Hahn, and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. For more information, visit



Papillons, Op. 2  - Robert Schumann

Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20 - Clara Schumann

Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 2  - Johannes Brahms

  1. Allegro non troppo, ma energico
  2. Andante con espressione
  3. Scherzo: Allegro-Poco piu moderato
  4. Finale: Sostenuto-Allegro non troppo e rubato