A pianist that "defies human description" for some (Concerto Net) and recalls "a young Peter Serkin" for others (The New York Times), Conor Hanick has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. In performances ranging from the early Baroque to the newly written, Mr. Hanick has collaborated with some of the world's leading ensembles and conductors, including Pierre Boulez, David Robertson, and James Levine. Described as a "true champion of contemporary music" (NPR), Mr. Hanick has premiered dozens of new scores, and been showcased at virtually every major performance venue in New York City. In addition to working with established composers as diverse as John Adams and Matthias Pintscher, Mr. Hanick maintains close relationships with composers of his own generation, collaborating with David Fulmer, Sam Adams, Vivian Fung, and David Hertzberg.
Conor's 2015-2016 season features concerto appearances with Jeffery Milarsky and The Juilliard Orchestra in Milton Babbitt's Second Piano Concerto at Alice Tully Hall an appearance with Alan Gilbert in György Ligeti's Piano Concerto for the New York Philharmonic Biennial at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition, Conor joins with The Metropolitan Opera Chamber Players and James Levine at Carnegie Hall in music by Pierre Boulez; the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in music of Louis Andriessen at the Park Avenue Armory; cellist Joshua Roman at Town Hall in Seattle; and pianist Pedja Muzijevic at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City. A recent finalist for the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, Conor is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Juilliard School, where he received his Masters and Doctorate degrees. He resides in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.