conductor & keyboard
Described by Wynton Marsalis as “The High Priest of Bach” and by TIME as “The High Priest of the Harpsichord,” Anthony Newman has maintained a 40-year career as a renowned organist, harpsichordist and Bach specialist.
He has recorded more than 170 CDs on such labels as CBS, Sony, Deutsche Grammophon and Vox Masterworks. In 1989, Stereo Review voted his original-instrument recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 as Record of the Year. His collaboration with jazz musician Wynton Marsalis on Sony’s In Gabriel’s Garden was the best selling classical CD for 1997. As a keyboard artist, he has performed more than 60 times at Lincoln Center in New York City and has collaborated with many music greats including Kathleen Battle, Itzhak Perlman, Eugenia Zukerman, John Nelson, Jean-Pierre Rampal,
James Levine, Lorin Maazel and Leonard Bernstein.
Also a conductor, Newman has worked with the St. Paul, Los Angeles, Budapest, Scottish and 92nd St. Y chamber orchestras. He has also served as conductor for larger symphonic groups, including the Los Angeles, Calgary and New York philharmonic orchestras and the Seattle and San Diego symphonies.
A prolific composer with works heard in Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, New York and London, Newman has written four symphonies, four concertos, three large choral works, three CDs of piano music, an opera entitled Nicole and The Trial of the Century and a large assortment of chamber, organ and guitar works. His complete works have been published by Ellis Press.
Newman has received 26 consecutive composer’s awards from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.