Faculty Bio

Todd Crow

Professor of Music on the George Sherman Dickinson Chair

B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; M.S., Juilliard School

Pianist Todd Crow has been widely acclaimed for performances in North and South America and Europe. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986. He has performed recently with the Jerusalem Symphony in Israel, and with Milano Classica and I Solisti Aquilani in Italy. He has also been heard in recital or in chamber music at Washington’s National Gallery of Art, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He is heard on BBC Radio in both live and recorded performances and on many American radio stations.

Since 1996, he has been music director and pianist of the Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine. His CDs include sonatas of Haydn and Schubert, works by Taneyev and Dohnányi, Liszt’s piano solo transcription of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Ernst Toch’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the NDR-Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, "Todd Crow: The BBC Recordings," containing works by Moscheles, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Liszt from broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

Born in Santa Barbara, California, he is an honors graduate of the University of California and the Juilliard School. In 1986 he received the University of California’s Distinguished Alumni Award. A member of the Vassar faculty since 1969, he is the George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music.