John Wilson

American pianist John Wilson has appeared as soloist with the New World Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony, and Orchestra Camerata Notturna in New York. As an orchestral pianist, he has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. He recently won the prize for the Best Performance of an American Work at the 2017 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Wilson has appeared in chamber ensembles with musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and San Diego Symphony, and he has also performed with violinists Anthony Marwood, Gil Shaham, and Joshua Bell, cellists Johannes Moser and Alisa Weilerstein, and soprano Audra McDonald. Dedicated to contemporary music, Mr. Wilson has been sought after for performing in the US and world premieres of solo piano works by Michael Tilson Thomas, Timo Andres, Judith Lang Zaimont, and ensemble works by Steve Reich, Reinbert de Leeuw, HK Gruber, and Bernd Deutsch. These performances mark his San Francisco Symphony solo debut.