Nelson Padgett, staff pianist

Nelson Padgett enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist and collaborator. He has appeared with the Houston, National, and North Carolina Symphonies, and his many awards include a silver medal at the William Kapell International Competition and a Beethoven Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. A former student of Leon Fleisher, he has toured the world with the Philip Glass ensemble for over 30 years, and has given recitals with such renowned violinists as Pamela Frank and Elmar Oliveira. A native of North Carolina, Mr. Padgett has lived in New York City since 1987.