THE 44TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD CONFERENCE
THE HYATT REGENCY • MIAMI, FLORIDA • 07.09.19–07.13.19
Session Title: The Trumpet Music and Armenian Heritage of Alexander Arutiunian (Pianist for Fred Sienkiewicz)
Thomas Weaver is an American pianist and composer currently based in Philadelphia. A native of Marlton, NJ, he began his study of piano at the age of eight, giving his first public performance at the age of nine.
Weaver’s playing has been hailed as displaying “sensitivity” and “deep resonance,” as well as “incredible dexterity.” He has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing in recitals both in the United States and abroad. He has been heard in concert halls in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Nashville, Florida, Texas, New Hampshire, Tanglewood, Germany, and others.
Weaver is also an award-winning composer, whose works have been heard throughout the United States, Japan, Austria, and Germany. He has written for a variety of mediums, including solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal, and stage works. He has had works performed or commissioned by many musicians and ensembles, including Alea III, the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Daraja Ensemble, Kenneth Radnofsky, Mannes American Composers Ensemble, Klaudia Szlachta, and others.
Weaver is on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he teaches Core Studies (harmony, counterpoint, and analysis), Keyboard Studies, and Supplementary Piano. He is a staff pianist and accompanist at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and for Mannes College. He holds a Master of Music degree in both Piano Performance and Composition from Mannes College, and a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University.