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Sandra Rivers


Pianist Sandra Rivers enjoys a reputation today as one of the foremost performing artists of her generation. She has concertized throughout the world and has appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, Aspen, the Schleswig-Holstein festival, the Kennedy Center and on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center.

In addition to her solo career, Ms. Rivers has become widely known for her concert partnerships with many of the world’s leading soloists including Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Gil Shaham, Joshua Bell, Anne Akiko Meyers, Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, among others.

In recent seasons Ms. Rivers was the featured pianist for the launch of Steinway Spirio, the high resolution player piano in Cincinnati, Ohio and in Florence, Kentucky. She gave a masterclass and adjudicated three competitions at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. She gave a masterclass for Steinway. She was a guest artist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. She played three concerts at the Phoenix Chamber Music Society Winter Festival, stepping in for Andre Watts for two of the concerts.

Ms. Rivers is currently on the collaborative piano faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is the artistic coordinator of the CCM/Steinway Recital Series which takes place at Steinway Hall in New York City. She is a Steinway Artist.