Pianist Conor Hanick is regarded as one today’s most inquisitive interpreters of music new and old. He has recently performed at the Gilmore Festival, the New York Philharmonic, Caramoor, Cal Performances, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Park Avenue Armory, and has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut on a chamber music concert in 2015.
A fierce advocate for the music of today, Mr. Hanick has premiered more than 200 pieces and collaborated with composers ranging from Pierre Boulez, Kaija Saariaho, and Steve Reich to the leading composers of his generation, including Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, Tyshawn Sorey, Matthew Aucoin, and Christopher Cerrone. In the 2022–23 season, Mr. Hanick appears with soprano Julia Bullock at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in Messiaen’s Harawi and performs recitals at the Library of Congress, Hancher Auditorium, Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis, and the 92nd Street Y. With the American Modern Opera Company, Mr. Hanick served as an artistic director of the Ojai Festival in 2022. He is the director of solo piano at the Music Academy of the West and serves on the faculties of the Peabody Institute and the Juilliard School.