Jeff LaDeur, Piano (AMF Artist)
Piano - Regular Program
Timezone: San Francisco, CA (GMT-8)
Language: English, French
- International Soloist, Chamber Musician, Educator, and Recording Artist
- Founder & Artistic Director, San Francisco International Piano Festival
- President American Liszt Society, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Jeffrey LaDeur is known for his rare blend of insight, spontaneity, and approachable,
communicative stage presence. Having inherited a rich tradition of pianism and interpretation
from Annie Sherter, student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot, LaDeur has established
himself as a compelling exponent of the French masters in addition to a diverse repertoire
of canonical and alternative masterpieces. In March of 2018, LaDeur made his solo
recital debut at Carnegie Hall on the centennial of Claude Debussy’s death. LaDeur
is the founder and artistic director of the San Francisco International Piano Festival
and president of the American Liszt Society's San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
A chamber musician of distinction, LaDeur collaborates regularly with mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich, the Alexander String Quartet, and members of the San Francisco Symphony. He has performed with distinguished artists such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Ian Swensen, Axel Strauss, and Geoff Nuttall.
An active educator, Jeffrey offers masterclasses frequently as guest artist in universities throughout the United States and coaches gifted pre-college piano and string ensembles at Young Chamber Musicians in Burlingame, California, where his students have won top prizes at the Fischoff Competition in 2019 and 2020. LaDeur holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music in piano performance and chamber music, respectively. Jeffrey counts among his teachers Mark Edwards, Douglas Humpherys, Yoshikazu Nagai, and Robert McDonald.