TODD CROW has been widely acclaimed for performances in North and South America and Europe. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986. In recent years he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, England, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic and elsewhere, and in recital or chamber music at the Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival in Manchester, England, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall. He has performed frequently with such groups as the Brentano, Borromeo, Shanghai, Miami, Miró, Dover, Escher, Daedalus, Jupiter, Composers, and Concord string quartets, the New York Philharmonic Ensembles and St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and with many eminent soloists including famed jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. In addition, he is heard often on BBC Radio in both live and recorded performances and on numerous American radio stations.
Since 1996 he has been music director and pianist of the Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine. In addition to many appearances at the Bard Music Festival, he has been heard at the Casals Festival, Music Mountain, Maverick Concerts, Musica negli Horti and Paesaggi Musicale Toscani in Italy, and other festivals. He can be heard on the MSR, Bridge, Toccata Classics, ASV, New World, Albany Records, and Golden String labels, and among his CDs are solo works by Haydn, Schubert, Taneyev and Dohnányi, Liszt’s transcription of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, two volumes of “Todd Crow: The BBC Recordings” containing solo works of Mendelssohn, Mendelssohn/Liszt, Schumann, Moscheles, Brahms and Dvořák, and most recently, a CD devoted to the final twenty-one mazurkas of Chopin.
Born in Santa Barbara, California, Todd Crow is an honors graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Juilliard School. Among his teachers have been Ernő Dániel, Ania Dorfmann, and Emanuel Bay. A recipient of the University of California’s Distinguished Alumni Award, he was Professor of Music on the George Sherman Dickinson Chair at Vassar College until his retirement in 2018.