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Adam Tendler has been called "an exuberantly expressive pianist" who "vividly displayed his enthusiasm for every phrase" by The Los Angeles Times, an “outstanding...maverick pianist” by The New Yorker, a "modern-music evangelist" by Time Out New York, and an "intrepid pianist" who "has managed to get behind and underneath the notes, living inside the music and making poetic sense of it all," by The Baltimore Sun, who continued, "if they gave medals for musical bravery, dexterity and perseverance, Adam Tendler would earn them all."


Tendler has performed solo recitals in all fifty states, including engagements at Columbia University, Princeton University, New York University, Kenyon College, Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Portland State University, University of Nebraska, University of Alaska and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. 


Tendler’s memorized performances of John Cage's complete Sonatas and Interludes include a sold-out concert at The Rubin Museum in New York City, an appearance with the John Cage Trust at Bard College’s Fischer Center, and a featured solo recital in the “Cage100” festival at Symphony Space on Cage’s one-hundredth birthday, listed by New York Magazine as one of the Top 10 Classical Music Events of 2012. He will perform Cage’s music in July 2015 at the Maverick Theatre in Woodstock NY, where the composer premiered his famous ‘silent’ piece, 4’33”


Tendler’s memoir, 88x50, about the year he performed solo recitals in all fifty states, was a 2014 Kirkus Indie Book of the Month and Lambda Literary Award Nominee. His premiere recording of Edward T. Cone’s 21 Little Preludes will appear this winter, and 2015 will see the release of his album of music by American composer, Robert Palmer, whose sonatas he has begun editing and preparing for the E.C. Schirmer publishing house.



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