Reed Tetzloff


“A musician of great authority.” Richard Goode


Sonata Op. 1

Ballade in F-sharp Major, Op. 19

Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5

I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante. Andante Espressivo — Andante molto
III. Scherzo. Allegro energico avec trio
IV. Intermezzo. Andante Molto
V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato


Pianist Reed Tetzloff enthralls audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and“ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine).  

At the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, the Russian media compared his performances to those of Van Cliburn and dubbed him “the lyric hero of the competition” (Julia Bederova in Сноб Magazine).

Tetzloff has performed concerti with multiple orchestras in the United States and Europe, and he gives annual recital tours in Belgium. Festival engagements have included the Northern Lights Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Mannes Sounds Festival, and the Young Artist World Piano Festival.  Reed Tetzloff is an insightful proponent of complex and often neglected repertoire. Ursula Oppens described his presentation of Charles Ives’ masterpiece, the ‘Concord’ Sonata, as “one of the best I have ever heard of the piece,”hailing its “utter beauty and wild intensity.”  

He has won prizes from the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, the Cleveland International Piano Competition, and the Tbilisi International Piano Competition.

Tetzloff received career grants from the Center for Musical Excellence (CME) and from Charlotte White’s Salon deVirtuosi. In reviewing his CME-sponsored debut solo album Sounds of Transcendence on the Romeo Records label, Patrick Rucker of Gramophone Magazine extolled his “refined touch,” “rhetorical aptness,” and “fervent rapture” inmusic of Franck and Scriabin, and compared his Griffes Sonata to that ofGarrick Ohlsson.

His second album, featuring piano works of Robert Schumann,was released in May 2021 on the Master Performers label. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tetzloffbegan his studies with Dr. Paul Wirth. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’sdegrees at Mannes College in New York, studying at the legendary Upper West Sidecampus with Piano Department Chair Pavlina Dokovska. Within his first year anda half of undergraduate study, he had won the school’s two largest awards: theConcerto Competition and the Nadia Reisenberg Competition.  

Reed Tetzloff is a Yamaha Artist.      

He has been in residence at festivals such as the Grand Teton Music Festival, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, the Miami International Piano Festival, and the Festival de Musique de Wissembourg. Orchestral engagements include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others.

Tetzloff has received career grants from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi and from the Center for Musical Excellence, which sponsored his debut album, Sounds of Transcendence, on the Romeo Records label. Reviewing the album, Patrick Rucker in Gramophone Magazine extolled his “kaleidoscopic colors” and “fervent rapture” in music of Franck, Scriabin, and Charles Griffes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Reed Tetzloff recorded two albums for the Master Performers label; the first, featuring piano works of Robert Schumann, was released in 2021 and noted for its “originality and uncommon perceptiveness.” (Voix des Arts). Tetzloff’s latest release on Master Performers, Concord—produced by the Grammy-award-winning Steven Epstein—garnered wide acclaim, including a five-star review in Fanfare Magazine which praised his “warmth and wide range of colors” in sonatas by Ives and Beethoven. A recording of the Five Beethoven Concerti and the Triple Concerto, with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paweł Kapuła, violinist Alexandra Tirsu, and cellist Danjulo Ishizaka, will be released in 2024.

Born in Minneapolis, MN, Reed Tetzloff studied at the Mannes School in New York with Piano Department Chair Pavlina Dokovska, having previously studied in his hometown with Dr. Paul Wirth. Within his first year and a half of undergraduate study at Mannes, he had won the school’s two largest awards: the Concerto Competition and the Nadia Reisenberg Competition. He also won prizes from various international competitions, including the Tbilisi International Piano Competition and the Cincinnati World Piano Competition.

Reed Tetzloff is also an accomplished writer. Huntley Dent in Fanfare Magazine remarked of his essay on Robert Schumann, “He explores the music’s intricacies deeper than any other pianist I’ve heard commenting on the piece, rising almost to Charles Rosen’s exalted intellectual level.” Tetzloff is currently at work on a collection of essays.