JEFFREY CHAPPELL - PIANIST
Jeffrey Chappell has performed as concerto soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra over forty times, including concerts at Carnegie Hall and Wolf Trap Park, as well as a substitution for Claudio Arrau playing the Brahms Concerto No. 2 on four hours´ notice. He has also appeared with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Houston, Indianapolis, Denver, Oakland, Albuquerque, Baton Rouge and Annapolis, and with the Missouri Symphony, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Key West Symphony Orchestra, Key West Pops Orchestra, Santa Cruz (CA) Symphony, Paducah (KY) Symphony Orchestra, Columbus (GA) Symphony Orchestra, York (PA) Symphony Orchestra, and Lima (OH) Symphony Orchestra.
Nationwide radio broadcasts were made of Chappell´s performances of the Barber Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra and of the Brahms Concerto No. 2 and the Khachaturian Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony. He has made two concerto recordings with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and one with the Key West Symphony Orchestra.
Abroad, Mr. Chappell has performed with the El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra in San Salvador, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City, the Orquesta Filarmonica del Ecuador in Quito, and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra in Prague. He has appeared with the orchestras of the Suwannee Summer Festival (TN), Chautauqua Summer Institute Festival (NY), Bedford Springs Summer Festival (PA), and Ambler Summer Festival (PA).
In the Baltimore/Washington region, he has performed with the Amadeus Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Chesapeake Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony (VA), Frederick Symphony (MD), Goucher Symphony Orchestra (MD), Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, National Gallery Orchestra, Orchestra of St. John's, Prince George's Philharmonic (MD), and Washington Symphony Orchestra.
Chappell has collaborated with conductors Patricio Aizaga, Sebrina Maria Alfonso, Robert Hart Baker, Alan Balter, George Barati, Crafton Beck, Jacques Brourman, Richard Buckley, Catherine Comet, Sergiu Comissiona, William Henry Curry, George Del Gobbo, Carmine Ficocelli, Leon Fleisher, Ray Fowler, James Grant, Anne Harrigan, William Hudson, David Itkin, Stewart Kershaw, Charles Ketcham, Eric Knight, Elisa Koehler, Michael Lankester, David Livingston, George Manos, Ronald Mutchnik, Timothy Muffitt, José-Luis Novo, David Oberg, Gilberto Orellana, Andrew Schenk, Jeffrey Silberschlag, Calvin Simmons, William Smith, Jordan Tang, Vladimir Valek, Jorge Velazco, Hugo Vianello, Yuval Waldman, A. Scott Wood, David Zinman, and Vincent Zito.
The works for piano and orchestra performed by Jeffrey Chappell include the Bach D Minor Concerto, Barber Concerto, Beethoven Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, Triple Concerto, and Choral Fantasy, Brahms Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, D´Indy Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Dohnanyi Variations on a Children's Song, Gershwin Concerto, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and "I Got Rhythm" Variations, Grieg Concerto, Khachaturian Concerto, MacDowell Concerto No. 2, Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1 and Capriccio Brillante, Mozart Concertos K.467, K. 488, and K. 503, Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos, Prokofieff Concertos Nos. 1 and 3, Rachmaninoff Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Saint-Saens Concerto No. 2 and Carnival of the Animals, Scriabin "Prometheus: Poem of Fire", Shostakovitch Concerto No. 2, and Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds. His repertoire includes many other concertos.
Jeffrey Chappell also gave the world premiere performances of the "Piano Concerto" by James Grant, "Theme Stream" by James Grant, "The Dream Wanderer" by Sotireos Vlahopoulos, and his own compositions "Shadowdance" and "Songs for Milla", as well as the Mid-Atlantic premiere of the "Alberta Concerto" by Minuetta Kessler.
He has served as orchestral pianist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (James DePriest, guest conductor), Baltimore Chamber Orchestra (Anne Harrigan, conductor), Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra (Yuval Waldman, conductor), Eclipse Chamber Orchestra (Sylvia Alimena, conductor), Baltimore Choral Arts Society (Tom Hall, conductor), The Master Chorale of Washington (Donald McCullough, conductor), and Key West Symphony Orchestra (Sebrina Maria Alfonso, conductor).
Jeffrey Chappell is the orchestral pianist and/or keyboard player on the Baltimore Symphony recordings of Stravinsky Petrushka (Zinman), Copland Rodeo/Billy the Kid/El Salon Mexico/Danzon Cubano (Zinman), Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 and Symphonic Dances (Zinman), Michael Torke "Color Music" (Zinman), "Dance Mix" (Zinman), Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 (Comissiona), and Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite (Comissiona).