Edward Neeman


9 July 1984


Third Prize: World International Piano Competition (USA)
Second Prize: Southern Highlands International Piano Competition (Australia)
Third Prize: Panama International Piano Competition (Panama)
First Prize: Joaquín Rodrigo International Competition (Spain)
First Prize: Ciutat de Carlet International Piano Competition (Spain)

Edward Neeman holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Australian National University, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, an Artist Diploma from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School. His teachers have included James Tocco, Jerome Lowenthal, Solomon Mikowsky, Santiago Rodriguez, Larry Sitsky, and Irena Orlov.

Edward has performed with orchestras such as the Prague Philharmonic, Madrid Philharmonia, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Canberra Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Cuba, and the American West Symphony with conductors including Andrey Boreyko, Alan Buribayev, Chen Lin, Ruben Gimeno, Enrique Perez Mesa, Nicholas Milton, Pascual Osa, and Vladimir Verbitsky.

An enthusiastic collaborative artist, he has performed with musicians including Itamar Zorman, Abigail Fischer, Ben Capps, and members of the JACK quartet. Edward is a passionate advocate for the music of our time and has premièred works by composers such as Paul Chihara, Larry Sitsky, Alistair Noble, and Reinaldo Moya.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Richard Meale: Coruscations (1971)
Franz Liszt: Polonaise No.2 in E Major S.223

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Felix Mendelssohn: Fantasie in F♯ minor Op.28
Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in C♯ minor Op. 63 No.3
Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5 Op.53

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Allegro II. Andante III. Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux Op.39 Nos.1-9
Paul Schoenfield: Peccadilloes No.1 Allemande, No.4 Waltz, No.6 Boogie

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

I. Adagio sostenuto – Presto II. Andante con variazioni III. Presto

I. Allegro, ma non tanto II. Dumka: Andante con moto III. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace IV. Finale: Allegro

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

I. Allegro II. Romanze III. Allegro assai

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

I. Allegro brillante II. Andante non tropppo III. Allegro con fuoco