B i o g r a p h y
Pianist, Gregory Thompson is known for his work as a Solo and Collaborative artist in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Of his Carnegie Hall debut, the NY Times praised his “intuitive playing”, and his ability to “make a melodic line sing and inflect it with delicate rubato effects.” (NY Times)
His international performance credits include concerts at Marmolle Hall, Salzburg; The Atelier Concert Series, Paris; and at the Teatro Signorelli. In the U.S., he has played at Weill and Zankel Halls, NYC as well as Steinway Galleries in NC and GA. His varied repertoire ranges from Beethoven and Schubert to Prokofiev, George Walker, and Adolphus Hailstork. Artists with whom he has collaborated include singers Grace Bumbry, Allan Glassman, Russell Thomas, as well as woodwind faculty members of Austria’s Mozarteum. His concerto performances have included Baltimore Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestras.
Thompson delivers performances that engage listeners in the creative process of shaping their own narratives and uncovering their own truths in the music.
Thompson holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory, Limestone College, and The University of South Carolina. As a committed educator, he has served on the faculties of colleges and universities in Ohio, as well as North and South Carolinas.