Marta Felcman, a leading Argentine pianist, quickly established herself internationally as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Winner of a number of important piano competitions in her native country, her performances won critical acclaim in the press in Europe, South America and in the United States. She has been praised for her sensitive musicianship and interpretive genius.
Marta Felcman has performed in recitals and with orchestras in the Salon Dorado of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Musikverein in Vienna, Summer Festival in Toulouse, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Bach Festival in Philadelphia, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, Yale University, Hofstra University, Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Texas in Brownsville, Zimmerli Arts Museum at Rutgers University, and in many other halls. In addition to performances, she frequently conducts masterclasses at colleges and universities.
At the age of four, she started piano studies with Hubert and Hebe Brandenburg in her native Argentina and continued her training at the Musikhochschule in Vienna with Hans Graf, then with Paul Badura-Skoda; in London with Louis Kentner and Peter Katin; and in New York with Rosalyn Tureck.
Her début CD, released in September 2002, includes works by Scarlatti, Bach/Busoni, Guastavino, Schumann and Ned Rorem, who wrote, “not only my piece, but all the others, are played with care, understanding and prowess.”
Critics have praised Ms. Felcman’s "greatest musical sophistication" (Washington Post) and hailed her performance as "one of the finest recitals in this writer's memory....power and dexterity...pure musical enjoyment" (Richmond Times, VA). The renowned British pianist Peter Katin said her Schumann “has to be one of the most imaginative performances I have heard.”
Born in Buenos Aires, Marta Felcman has lived in New York City since 1983.