Equally at home with solo, chamber and concerto performances, Solomon Eichner has established himself as an exciting versatile young artist. Solomon is known for his commanding performances of the romantic keyboard repertoire.
Solomon recently made his Carnegie Hall Debut recital on April 30, 2016, after winning the Golden Key Debut International Competition NYC, as well as winning second prize in the Miami Music Festival’s Concerto Competition. Solomon will be presented in a Miami debut recital in the winter.
Upcoming concerto performances include a performance with the Western Piedmont Symphony (N.C.) under Conductor John Gordon Ross of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Concerto, Chopin 2nd Concerto with the Wilson Symphony, NC with Conductor Mark Peterson and New Jersey debut performance with Conductor George Mariner Maull and the Discovery Orchestra at Drew University.
Other upcoming performances for the 2016 season includes a recital at the Newberry Opera House, Chamber music recital on the Music in the Great Hall Concert Series in Maryland with violinist Nikita Borisevich and cellist Jacques-Pierre Malan, as well as on the Hendersonville Chamber Music Concert Series in NC with the Ivory Trio and also on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, a solo recital at the Rogers Memorial Library Concert Series in Southampton, NY, debut recital at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, NY, Meisel Gallery in NYC, as well as performing on the Brandonwilde Chase Concert Series in Evans, Georgia, among others.
Solomon’s recent great success on his D.C. Debut Recital at the Polish Embassy Washington, D.C. for the Paderewski Scholarship Foundation Concert was in April 2015.
This past year Solomon’s competition successes include being a semifinalist in the Naftzger young artist award competition, semifinalist in the Lewisville Lake Symphony Concerto Competition, finalist in the 2015 Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition in Spokane, Washington and semifinalist in the 2014 Chopin Kosciuszko Competition in NYC as well as the Byrd Competition in Flint, Michigan.
Solomon was accepted to compete in the 2016 Hastings International Piano Competition in England as well as the Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Solomon participated in the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition in Iowa and the San Jose International Piano Competition. He won 1st prize at the 2013 South Carolina State MTNA Young Artist Competition in Greenville, SC, 2nd prize at the 2013 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, and 2nd prize and Chinese Award in the 2013 International Young Artists Competition at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Previous results in competitions include 1st Prize in the Baltimore Music Club Piano Competition, Finalist in the Artur Balsam Duo Competition at Manhattan School of Music, 2nd Prize in the New York Empire State Piano Competition.
Mr. Eichner has performed at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall, New York City. Concert series include Bluthner Concert Series in Adamstown, MD, “Our Lady of the Chapel Concerts at Charlestown” in Catonsville, MD, Sandy Spring Museum Concert Series, Clarksville, MD, Steinway Piano Gallery, Charlotte NC, Tidepointe Concert Series, Hilton Head, SC, Rice Music House Steinway Concert Series, Sandhills, SC, Greenville Music Club, Greenville, SC, Mt. Vernon Emmanuel Episcopal Church “A Joyful Noise Series,” Johns Hopkins University’s Sheldon Hall Concert Series, Enoch Pratt Library Salon Concert Series in Baltimore, MD, “The Lives of the Piano” Chopin Marathon Concert at Manhattan School of Music in New York City and “Afternoon Concert Series” at the State Department in Washington DC.
The previous summer Solomon traveled to Italy to participate as a full scholarship recipient in the Perugia Music Festival. In addition to solo performances in the famous Salla Notari Hall, Solomon performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Universidad de Alicante under the baton of Israeli Conductor Uriel Segal.
Before Italy, Solomon participated at the prestigious PianoFest in the Hamptons, NY as a full-scholarship recipient studying with world-renowned pianists Paul Schenly, Orion Weiss and Kathryn Brown.
Past music festivals Solomon has participated in include Montecito Summer Music Festival in Santa Barbara as a scholarship recipient, Atlantic Music Festival, Maine; Vladimir Feltsman’s SUNY New Paltz Piano Program, and Mannes International Keyboard Festival; American Fine Arts Festival in Weimar, Germany, performing at the Hochschule Franz Liszt.
Solomon has studied Chamber Music with Andre-Michel Schub, Phillip Bush, Marian Hahn, Amit Peled, and Michael Kannen, Donald Portnoy and Charles Fugo.
Master classes Solomon has participated in include Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Ilana Vered, Michael Lewin, Paul Schenly, Orion Weiss, Kathryn Brown, Alexander Kobrin, Mischa Dichter, Anne Koscielny, Yong Hi Moon, David Dubal, Martin Canin, Natalya Antonova and Michael Tree.
Originally from Baltimore, Solomon studied privately in Maryland with Virginia Reinecke, Reynaldo Reyes and Irene Kreymer.
Solomon graduated with his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music studying with Arkady Aronov and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory having studied with Alexander Shtarkman.
Currently, Solomon is in his final year of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of South Carolina as a full-scholarship recipient and holds a graduate assistantship in accompanying. Solomon’s final dissertation is on Samuil Feinberg, Soviet Repressed Pianist, Composer and Pedagogue.
Solomon is studying with Dr. Marina Lomazov and Dr. Joseph Rackers.