“My teaching style and technique is influenced by my great musical mentors and teachers as well as my experience as an active performer. Musical development is highly individual and complex. My role as a teacher is to find the path that will allow each student to develop and nurture both a mastery and an appreciation of music in all its dimensions. My goal is for my students to join me as musical ambassadors to our community”.
A New York Times critic recently declared that Marc Peloquin’s “energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity.” The pianist, called an “innovative ivory tickler’ by Time Out New York, has centered his career on the music of living composers. He has collaborated with some of the most important composers of our time, many of whom have written works written for him including David Del Tredici, Ned Rorem, and Tobias Picker. Marc has recorded on the Albany, C.R.I., Naxos and Urtext labels.
His passion and advocacy of new music have taken him to a wide range of venues including The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Merkin Concert Hall and Bargemusic in New York City. He has also performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Gardner Museum in Boston as well as the American Academy in Rome, the Darmstadt International Festival in Germany and the Cultural Center of Roubaix, France.
He has had a longstanding piano partnership with fellow BSM piano faculty member Roberto Hidalgo as the Split Second Piano Duo. Hailed by The New York Times as “gifted, musically curious pianists, who also have active solo careers … the performances were first rate.” They have given performances in the United States and in Mexico including at the Palacio des Belleas Artes and in Vera Cruz with the Xalapa Symphony. Since 2014 they have presented an annual concert of the August to April Season at the Round Top Festival Institute in Texas.
Marc has been a longstanding member of the BSM piano faculty and is also the curator of the faculty concert series. He has served on the faculties of The New School University, The Brooklyn Conservatory and the 92 St Y. He has given masterclasses at such institutions as the National Conservatory of Music, Mexico City, Bennington College and Phillips Academy Andover and has given lecture recitals at Boston University School of Music, Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia), Mannes College New School for Music, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of California, Berkeley, CA