Praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont, American pianist Drew Petersen is the recipient of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 2017 American Pianists Award, and the Christel DeHaan Fellow of the American Pianists Association, as well as a residency at the University of Indianapolis. Mr. Petersen has also received prizes from the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. 

Highlights of Petersen's 2017-2018 season included his debuts with the Tucson and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras, and performances with the symphony orchestras of Anderson, Indiana, Butler, Pennsylvania, Carmel, Indiana, Adelphi Orchestra, New Jersey, University of Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, as well as solo recitals at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, University of Indianapolis, Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago, and the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists. An eight-city U.S. recital tour followed that included performances for California's InConcert Sierra, Indiana's Purdue University Convocations, New York's The University Club of New York, Shelter Island Friends of Music, the Parrish Art Museum, Florida's Chopin Foundation of the U.S., and St. Andrews Estates. Summer 2018 included chamber concerts within Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, and a recital at Chicago's Ravinia Festival ... read full bio