B i o g r a p h y
New York City native pianist and composer Jonathan Drucker carries a diverse musical background and skillset into the music he plays and creates.
Mr. Drucker has performed in such venues as Steinway Hall, CAMI Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, the Firehouse Space, where he co-presented a chamber music fundraiser for ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief. Also an avid collaborater, he co-founded the music improvisation collective Tonal Emersion, consisting of violin, bassoon, clarinet, and piano, performing all original music.
A prizewinner in the International Concert Alliance Competition, Mr. Drucker has performed at music festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, MusicAlp in Courchevel, France, and the Lake George Music Festival.
Jonathan attended Skidmore College, majoring in music with a performance focus, where he was awarded the Louis Edgar Johns Outstanding Pianist Award, studying piano with Richard Hihn and Pola Baytelman. Mr. Drucker also has studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, and obtained his Masters in piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Daniel Epstein.
As a composer, Drucker is experienced in an array of genres. Drawing from many influences including but not limited to classical music, jazz, and hip-hop, he is an adept improviser and lyricist and has composed music for several short films. Jonathan has also studied music from other parts of the world, including Indian Classical Music and Brazilian Music.
As a music educator, Jonathan has been teaching piano, guitar, music theory, composition, and song-writing privately for 6 years, with students ages 3 to 80, encouraging students to set and reach goals. He has been a member of the faculty of several established music schools in the tri-state area.