A sensitive and versatile musician, Jonathan Howard Katz began studying piano, composition and conducting at a young age. While his main focus has been piano performance, his experience in other musical areas has influenced his interpretive choices and his selection of repertoire.
Mr. Katz is currently in the Doctor of Music program at Northwestern University, where he studies with Ursula Oppens. He received undergraduate degrees from the New England Conservatory and Indiana University, where his teachers were Gabriel Chodos and Edward Auer, respectively.
While at Indiana University, Mr. Katz gave the Bloomington premiere of the original version of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. More recently, he performed at both the Goethe-Institut and in Jordan Hall on a series presented by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and NEC. In his hometown of Pittsburgh, he has performed on the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania series, the Pittsburgh Concert Society series and with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra.