“Incomparable master-pianist” (Upper Austria Krone News, 2019) Arthur Greene was born in New York. He went to Yale College, studying with Ward Davenny, and then Juilliard and Stony Brook, where he studied with Martin Canin. He now teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and in the summer lives in L’viv, Ukraine. These are some of the press accolades he has received: “A profound musician” – The Washington Post; “A masterful pianist” – The New York Times; “Intoxicating appeal” – Mainichi Daily News, Japan; “A romantic splendor of sound-colors” – Ruhr Nachrichten; “Stellar Scriabinist” – American Record Guide.
Mr. Greene was first prize winner in two major international competitions, the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer, and he was a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah, and National Symphonies, the Ukraine National Symphony, the Czech National Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, and many others. He has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul, and all the major cities in Japan. He was an Artistic Ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency. Mr. Greene recorded the complete Etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. He has performed the 10 Sonata Cycle of Alexander Scriabin in many important international venues, including multi-media presentations with Symbolist artworks. He has performed mazurkas with the Janusz Prusinowski Kompania, a Polish folk ensemble.
Mr. Greene has made many recordings together with his wife, the violinist Solomia Soroka, for Naxos and Toccata Classics, including the Violin-Piano Sonatas of William Bolcom. His recording for Toccata of piano works of the Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko has recently been released on Amazon.
Arthur Greene is a member of the piano faculty of the University of Michigan. There he has won the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Studio Teaching, and he and his students presented a recital series of the complete solo works of Chopin in nine concerts. He is a frequent judge of piano competitions, most recently the Isangyun Competition in Korea and the Teresa Carreño International Competition in Miami. His current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and his former students hold important teaching posts throughout the United States.