Joshua Pierce

Biography

Pianist Joshua Pierce initially made his name as an expert interpreter of the music of John Cage; however, he has branched into the piano traditional repertoire with considerable success. A native of New York City, Pierce was enrolled in the pre-college division at Juilliard through the intervention of NBC musical director Samuel Chotzinoff; in time, he would study with Artur Balsam, Victor Babin, Arthur Loesser, and Dorothy Taubman. He first Read more became known to record buyers through his recording of Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, which appeared on the Tomato label in 1977. Since then Pierce has recorded for more than two-dozen labels, particularly for Vox, Albany, Wergo (who picked up the Tomato releases) Sony Classical, and MSR Classics. It is said that the album Joshua Pierce Live at the Dom/Alternativa Festival 2000 was the first album by a Western artist to be recorded and released in post-Soviet Russia. Pierce is frequently featured as a guest artist on National Public Radio and has played in concert just about everywhere. He is closely associated with the American Festival of Microtonal Music, and Pierce gained acclaim in 2003 through his advocacy of the microtonal piano piece Revelation by Michael Harrison. For 25 years, Pierce served as one-half of the Joshua Pierce/Dorothy Jonas piano duo. Read less
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    Bach: Concerto No. 1 In D Minor; Hindemith: The Four Temperaments; Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1415 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Hindemith,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ernest Bloch
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
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    Persichetti: Harmonium / Sherry Overholt, Joshua Pierce
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1432 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vincent Persichetti
    Performer:  Sherry Overholt,  Joshua Pierce
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    John Cage - A Tribute / Joshua Pierce
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1400 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Cage
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce,  Robert White
    Conductor:  Johnny Reinhard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Festival of Microtonal Music Ensemble
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    John Cage: 100
    Label: Wergo   Catalog: 6951 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  John Cage
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce,  Joseph Kubera,  Charles Morrow,  Charles Dodge  ... 
    Conductor:  Petr Kotik
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  • 5.
    Music Of Our Time - Wergo Collection Ii
    Label: Wergo   Catalog: 66002 Release Date: 08/03/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Xiao-Gang Ye,  Conlon Nancarrow,  Bernd Alois Zimmermann,  György Ligeti  ... 
    Performer:  Yukiko-Lachenmann Sugawara,  Karl-Rudolf Menke,  Zsigmond Szathmáry,  Roman Trekel  ... 
    Conductor:  Heinz Rögner,  Hans-Dieter Baum,  John Carewe,  Pauls Megi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Eclipse,  Recherche Ensemble,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Gems
    Label: Pitch   Catalog: 200213 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mordecai Sandberg,  Harry Partch,  Lou Harrison,  Johnny Reinhard
    Performer:  Dorien Verheijden,  Skip La Plante,  Joshua Pierce,  Johnny Reinhard  ... 
    Conductor:  Paolo Bellomia,  Paul Price,  Johnny Reinhard
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  • 7.
    Joshua Pierce: The Schubert Recordings
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1206 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
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    Ideas
    Label: Pitch   Catalog: 200212 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Cage,  Edgard Varčse,  David Beardsley,  Lou Harrison  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce,  David Beardsley,  Anastasia Solberg,  Dan Auerbach  ... 
    Conductor:  Johnny Reinhard,  Nathan Fuhr,  Paolo Bellomia
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  • 9.
    Joshua Pierce Plays Brahms & Strauss
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1346 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman
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    Classic
    Label: American Festival Of Music   Catalog: 200210 Release Date: 03/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicolo Vicentinuo,  Giuseppe Tartini,  Andreas Werckmeister,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Dan Auerbach,  Joshua Pierce,  James Ferree,  Daniel Barrett  ... 
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    Mendelssohn: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Pierce, Jonas
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1330 Release Date: 08/11/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce,  Dorothy Jonas
    Conductor:  Bystrik Rezucha
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 12.
    This Is Gershwin
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1265 Release Date: 03/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 13.
    The Schubert Recordings Vol 2 / Joshua Pierce
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1205 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
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    Romantic Music For Two Pianos / Pierce, Jonas
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1260 Release Date: 06/17/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Arthur Benjamin,  Benjamin Britten,  Witold Lutoslawski  ... 
    Performer:  Dorothy Jonas,  Joshua Pierce
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    Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole, Et Al / Joshua Pierce, Et Al
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1210 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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    Modern Music - Hovhanness, Et Al / Joshua Pierce, Et Al
    Label: Pitch   Catalog: 200207 Release Date: 09/18/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alan Hovhaness,  Robert Bonotto,  Ivan Wyschnegradsky,  Roland Moser  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce,  Dorothy Jonas,  David Gold,  David Eggar  ... 
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    Ear Gardens - Music From The American Microtonal Festival
    Label: Pitch   Catalog: 200209 Release Date: 08/21/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johnny Reinhard,  Terry Riley,  Philip Corner,  John Cage
    Performer:  Tanya Halko,  Dave Eggar,  Tom Chiu,  Corinne Stillwell  ... 
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  • 18.
    The Schubert Recordings Vol 1 / Joshua Pierce
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1204 Release Date: 05/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
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  • 19.
    Beethoven: Five Piano Concertos / Pierce, Slovak State Po
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1200 Release Date: 10/24/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Joshua Pierce
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Rondo Brillante - Hummel, Czerny, Reinecke, Weber, Mendelssohn / Pierce, Rezucha, Slovak State Symphony
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1196 Release Date: 08/22/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel,  Carl Reinecke,  Carl Czerny,  Carl Maria von Weber  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Bystrik Rezucha
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Symphony Orchestra
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    Rachmaninov, Respighi, Casella / Pierce, Nanut, Et Al
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1176 Release Date: 06/06/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfredo Casella,  Ottorino Respighi,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce,  Anton Nanut,  Stane Demsar
    Conductor:  Anton Nanut
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTV Slovenia Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Liszt: Three Piano Concertos / Pierce, Freeman, Et Al
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1154 Release Date: 03/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony,  RTV Slovenia Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Brahms, Franck, Liszt / Joshua Pierce, Kirk Trevor, Et Al
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1148 Release Date: 01/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  César Franck,  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce
    Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Baccalaureat 2003 - Berlioz, Cage, Monteverdi / Gens, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics Special Import   Catalog: 562111 Release Date: 01/07/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  John Cage,  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Alan Wilson,  Timothy Roberts,  Frances Kelly,  Alan Ewing  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Rooley,  Louis Langrée
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke,  Lyon National Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Classics - Bernstein, Rodgers, Etc / Pierce, Jonas
    Label: Phoenix Usa   Catalog: 152 Release Date: 10/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Leonard Bernstein,  Richard Rodgers,  Marvin Hamlisch  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Pierce,  Dorothy Jonas
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