Thomas Sauer


Thomas Sauer Photo credit: Steven Riskind

American pianist Thomas Sauer performs regularly as soloist, chamber musician, and recital partner. His large and varied repertoire encompasses Bach to the present day and includes both staples and neglected masterworks. Some of his recent solo appearances include concertos with the Quad-City and Tallahassee Symphonies, and recitals at Mannes College, Merkin Concert Hall, Rockefeller University, St. John’s College, Oxford, and Vassar College. With his long- time duo partner Colin Carr, he has appeared at the Wigmore Hall (London), Holywell Music Room (Oxford), both the Concertgebouw and Musikgebouw in Amsterdam, Bargemusic (New York City), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), and Princeton University. Other duo recitals include violinists Midori (Berlin Philharmonie and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels) and Jennifer Koh (Kennedy Center, Library of Congress). Among his numerous chamber music appearances are performances at the Chamber Music Societies of Lincoln Center, Boston, and Philadelphia; performances with members of the Juilliard String Quartet at the Library of Congress; and numerous concerts with the Brentano String Quartet. He has performed at many of the leading festivals in the United States and abroad, including Marlboro, Caramoor, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, El Paso Pro Musica, and the Chamber Music Festivals of Seattle, Taos, Four Seasons (North Carolina), Portland, and Salt Bay (Maine); as well as Lake District Summer Music (England) and Festival des Consonances (France). A faculty member of Mannes and Vassar Colleges, Sauer was the founder and director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute.