John Blacklow

Professor of Piano

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Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Professor of Piano


Hailed by the New York Times for his “powerful and eloquent” performances, as “a brilliant performer—a gifted musical presence with a high sense of pianistic fantasy” (Salzburger Nachrichten), pianist John Blacklow has been presented on many of the world's most renowned concert stages. In Europe, he has performed in such venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and Wigmore Hall in London, the Philharmonie in Cologne, Mozarteum in Salzburg, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In the U.S., invited performances have included Carnegie Hall’s “Distinctive Debuts” series and Alice Tully Hall in New York, and both the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Recent seasons have also included performances in Athens, Birmingham (UK), Brussels, Lugano, Venice, Zurich, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, and Taipei. Live radio and television appearances have included Fuji Television (Tokyo), NPR “Performance Today”, BBC, and Radio France.

Blacklow has performed many times as keyboardist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Pierre Boulez, Marin Alsop, John Adams, and John Williams, as well as with the L.A. Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Society, and on the orchestra's Green Umbrella New Music Series.

A Steinway Artist, Blacklow graduated from The Juilliard School and Harvard University, studying with John Browning, Leonard Shure, Bella Davidovich, and Tatiana Yampolsky. He currently serves as Professor of Piano at the University of Notre Dame and has recorded for Universal Music, Ltd., Bridge, Albany, and DG-iTunes.


  • Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

    Frédéric Chopin

  • Liszt: Tarantella from Années de pèlerinage (Venezia e Napoli, S.159)

    Franz Liszt

  • Sonata-Fantasy, Op. 19

    Alexander Scriabin

  • Netsuke: Six Movements for Violin and Piano

    Stephen Hartke