Born in Lvov, Ukraine in 1960, Sergei Edelmann comes from a long and outstanding musical heritage; his father, Alexander Edelmann, a pupil of both Felix Blumenfeld and Heinrich Neuhaus taught Sergei since the age of 5. Sergei’s first orchestral performance was at the age of 10 playing Beethoven’s First Piano Concert. He subsequently performed extensively in recitals and with orchestras throughout ex-USSR. Sergei Edelmann came to the United States in 1979. Within his first year here, he quickly established himself as a significant and highly acclaimed pianist of his generation. His solo recitals in the United States have included Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium among numerous others. In Europe he has performed in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Munich, Detmold, Frankfurt, Milan, Turin, Ferrara, Siena, Florence and in Asia he regularly appears in Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul. Sergei Edelmann has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Orquesta National de Buenos Aires in Teatro Colón, Orchestra Verdi in Milano with Vladimir Yurovsky, the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, tour of Italy with Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet. He is a regular guest at the Elba International Music Festival in Italy where, over several summer seasons Sergei Edelmann has collaborated with violist Yuri Bashmet, violinist Victor Tretyakov and cellist Mario Brunello. Other leading artists he has collaborated with include conductors Franz Paul Decker, Claus Peter Flor, Lawrence Foster, Hans Graf, Gunther Herbig, Raymond Leppard, Eduardo Mata, Gerard Schwarz, Peter Csaba, Semyon Bychkov. He was a Professor of the Piano Faculty at New York University from 1996 to 2001 and, from 2002 to 2009, a Guest Professor of Piano at the Musashino Music Academy in Tokyo.