Ludwig van Beethoven
Toronto-based American pianist Brian Woods has emerged as a compelling soloist of international acclaim. Winner of the 2017 Artist Presentation Society Auditions, the St. Louis native continues to make captivating solo appearances, including a recent performance alongside Maestro Leonard Slatkin.
Manassas Symphony, 2022
Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, 2020
Koerner Hall, 2020
The 5pm Series, 2020
Neapolitan Masters Competition, 2020
Nicholls State University, 2020
Past seasons have included solo recitals in Washington D.C., St. Louis, Kansas City, Winchester, VA, Thibodaux, LA, and Dublin, Ireland. As a passionate chamber musician, Woods has collaborated with tenor Vinson Cole and cellist Julian Schwarz, among many other partners in the United States and Canada. He is equally at home with new music as he is with classical repertoire, and his work with the EDGE Ensemble in Virginia featured a complete program dedicated to the music of Avner Dorman, as well as performances of pieces by Ana Sokolovic and Joseph Schwantner.
Woods holds degrees from Vanderbilt University, University of Missouri - Kansas City, and Shenandoah University. Past mentors include Craig Nies and Robert Weirich, as well as additional study with Stanislav Ioudenitch.
— John O'Conor, Irish concert pianist and recording artist