Jeffrey Grossman’s extensive musical activities include continual performances as a pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor. Acclaimed for his musicality in every style, he was praised as a “sensitive and fluent accompanist” of “flair and conviction” in Fanfare magazine. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Harvard College, where he sang with the Glee Club and conducted the Chamber Singers, and a Master of Music degree in conducting from Carnegie Mellon University. He was also an inaugural member of the graduate degree program in historical performance at The Juilliard School. His teachers include Robert Page, Jameson Marvin, Constance DeFotis in conducting, Louis Nagel and Lois Shapiro in piano, and Kenneth Weiss, Don O. Franklin, and Barbara Weiss in harpsichord.
Jeffrey co-founded and currently serves as artistic director of the Cambridge Early Music Project and is the founding harpsichordist of New York early music ensemble Callisto Ascending. Grossman is engaged in an ongoing recording project that seeks to explore connections among diverse styles of keyboard music from all eras and on numerous modern and historical keyboard instruments. The first CD in this project, “There and Back” released in September 2006, includes music by fourteen composers from four continents and four centuries. “Reunion/Retrouvailles,” the next disc in the series, was released in March 2007. It represents an even wider range of musical styles and composers, from Mozart to Wuorinen, including several world premiere recordings and newly commissioned works.
Other CD releases include a disc of the songs and piano music of Carson Cooman (with soprano Amanda Forsythe) on the Albany label and a recording of the chamber music of Leland Smith (with violinist/violist Sarah Darling) on the Naxos label.
More information about Grossman’s activities can be found on his website: www.jeffreygrossman.com