A standing-room-only, all-Chopin début at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall moved The New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn to comment that Emily White had “captured the almost improvisational quality that is the mark of great Chopin playing.” Ms. White’s international career has taken her to London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre, the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, Saint David’s Hall in Cardiff, the Palais de l’Athénée in Geneva, and to Belgium, Italy, and Eastern Europe, as well as throughout the United States and Canada. This past October, she performed Szymanowski’s Don Juan’s Serenade in a Polish music gala honoring presenter Jan Sporek at Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall. Ms. White has appeared as soloist in Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 at the Craiova International Festival in Romania and in Brahms’s Concerto No. 2 with the Philharmonia Sudetska in Poland, and as guest recitalist at the International Szymanowski Festival in the Polish Tatra Mountains. While living in England as the first American recipient of a London Symphony Orchestra Foundation grant, she performed for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a private audience at Kenwood House, London, under the auspices of the English National Trust. In 2000, she introduced works by American composers William Bolcom and Yehudi Wyner to a group of diplomats in Prague at the Residence of the American Ambassador to the Czech Republic. Ms. White has completed two tours of Romania sponsored by the performing arts organizations Credidam-UCIMR, the Transylvania Philharmonic, and the Oltenia Philharmonic. Her performances have been featured on New York’s WQXR-FM and WNYC-FM radio, Philadelphia’s WFLN-FM, KPAC-FM in San Antonio, KVNO-FM in Omaha, WUOT-FM in Knoxville, and the RAI (Italian National Television). Ms. White’s new CD release of Piano Works by Szymanowski on Arabesque Recordings has been aired on Strasbourg radio’s ACCENT 4 to a listening audience of nearly 100,000.
Born in Rye, New York, Emily White spent her student years in Miami, Florida. As a youngster, she performed three times as concerto soloist at Interlochen and was honored with the Miami Herald’s Silver Knight Award for Music. Ms. White has won top prizes at the International Young Concert Artists Competition of Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, the International Mozart Competition in Austria, the Chopin Competition hosted by the New York chapter of the Chopin Foundation of the United States, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Auditions. She has taken part in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and in the Paloma O’Shea International Piano Competition in Santander, Spain, where she was selected as the only American among twelve semifinalists. As collaborative artist, Ms. White has performed with the Emperor String Quartet in London and the Klangfarben Ensemble in New York, as official pianist for strings at the Gubbio Festival in Italy and for oboists at the Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut, and with singers at the Juilliard Opera Center and Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Festival. Emily White is a Steinway Artist.