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Amy E. Gustafson
August 2, 2017Gustafson to present lecture in Porto Pianofest.

Gustafson will be a special guest at the second edition of Porto Pianofest in Portugal. She will present a lecture on the recording process in conjunction with the release of her new album.


June 9, 2017Amy E. Gustafson releases debut album

"Reverie," an album of music by Claude Debussy now available! Click the link below to order your copy.



American pianist Amy Elizabeth Gustafson has performed across the United States and in both Western and Eastern Europe. Born in into a musical family, her talent was evident at an early age, and she received some of her beginning piano instruction from her grandmother. She went on to study with Sandra Polanski in Jackson, Mississippi and worked with John Weems in Houston, Texas, during the summers. By the age of 15, she had won several competitions and her success led her to move to New York City, where she continued her studies at Manhattan School of Music, earning the Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of the late pianist and teacher Constance Keene and the Master of Music degree at New York University, where she was a scholarship student of Miyoko Nakaya Lotto. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin, studying under pianist Anton Nel and her Professional Studies Certificate at Manhattan School of Music as a student of Andre Michel Schub. Her other major teacher has been Julian Martin at The Juilliard School.

Gustafson has won numerous awards, including the second prize in the International Young Artists Piano Competition, second prize in the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation Competition, and the Special Presentation Award and the Alumni Award from Artists International Presentations, Inc. In addition, she has participated in the master classes of some of the world's foremost pedagogues including Arie Vardi, Veda Kaplinsky, Bob McDonald, Paul Badura-Skoda, Marc Durand, Martin Canin, Leslie Howard, Dominique Weber, Solomon Mikowsky, and Luiz de Moura Castro and attended summer festivals such as Aspen, Pianofest, the Prague Master Classes, the Gijón International Piano Festival, and the Banff Piano Master Classes.

Currently she enjoys a busy schedule of performing and teaching in the New York area and around the world. Her most recent performances included a ten-recital tour in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, performances in northern Spain and in Canada, and recitals at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, the Tenri Cultural Institute, CAMI Hall and the Kosciuszko Foundation. She is a Resident Teaching Artist at Bloomingdale School of Music in New York City, the founding Executive Director of The Stony Brook International Piano Festival in Stony Brook, New York, and the vice president and treasurer of the Spanish American Music Council.
In terms of her playing, there were no fuzzy clouds of sound or generalized delicatesse. Even the rapid passagework, to which she gave some of the traditional sfumato, had a strength and edge one doesn’t often hear, fleshed out rather than softened by the rich timbre of the piano. Gustafson’s treatment of rests, pauses, and transitions was especially striking and expressive. In her moving performance of Rêverie she managed to accommodate both the simplicity of the beautiful melody and the sophistication of Debussy’s writing.Michael MillerNew York Arts
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Amy E. Gustafson is among a rare breed of pianists that live and breathe Debussy.Jerry DubinsFanfare Magazine
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There are so many comparisons here: Arrau, Hamelin, Bavouzet, Aimard to name a few of the outstanding ones. And yet Gustafson holds her own. Her core strength is that she is always involving. Her resonance with Debussy’s mode of utterance never wavers.Colin ClarkeFanfare Magazine
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She is not a performer of overt drama or physical demonstrativeness, but if one listened rather than watching (the point, after all), one found her to have ample emotional range within a carefully defined tonal palette, along with a keen sense of shape and direction within that palette. ...It was a delight to hear.Rorianne SchradeNew York Concert Review
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{Gustafson's} performance on this album is rich, dense, and such an aural feast for the listener. The recording is particularly crisp and clear, with each note sounding distinct and almost crystalline.Jacqueline KharoufFanfare Magazine
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(2010, Translated from Spanish.)

Amy E. Gustafson, the American pianist that possesses the talent to describe the subtle with a clarity and with comforting equilibrium...Gustafson filled the auditorium with a calm atmosphere, thanks to a style filled with class, elegance, and profound respect to each work’s style.Aurelio SecoLa Voz de Asturias
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What a pleasure to discover a talented player who doesn’t fit the cookie-cutter mold.Lucid Culture
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Upcoming Performances



Past Performances

April, 27, 2018 - Recital of Piano M...
April, 20, 2018 - Recital of Piano M...
April, 15, 2018 - Recital of Piano M...
October 29, 2017 - Duo Azul in Recita...
August 2, 2017 - Lecture Presentati...
June 9, 2017 - "Reverie" CD Relea...
November 16, 2016 - "A Child's Wonder"...
November 11, 2016 - "A Child's Wonder"
May 20, 2016 - Faculty Focus Reci...
March 20, 2016 - Sundays Live
February 16, 2016 - Recital of Piano M...
November 12, 2015 - Duo Azul in Recita...
February 27, 2015 - Color in Sound: Th...
September 28, 2014 - Duo Azul Concert
September 26, 2014 - Duo Azul Concert
May 8, 2014 - Duo Azul Concert w...
April 23, 2014 - Solo Recital
April 21, 2014 - Solo Recital
April 6, 2014 - Preludes and Suite...
December 2, 2013 - Piano Masterclass
November 28, 2013 - Solo Recital
November 26, 2013 - 88 Concert Tour wi...
November 22, 2013 - Piano Masterclass
November 21, 2013 - Lecture and Piano ...
November 20, 2013 - Lecture and Piano ...
November 18, 2013 - Solo Recital
November 17, 2013 - Lecture
October 24, 2013 - Master Class
July 1, 2013 - Solo Recital at Th...
June 16, 2013 - Faculty Focus: All...
April 12, 2013 - Jury member at the...
March 9, 2013 - Piano Project
October 10, 2012 - Amy Gustafson in c...
March 4, 2012 - "Piano Gems"
February 23, 2012 - Master Class as pa...
November 18, 2011 - Amy Gustafson in R...
October 21, 2011 - Solo Recital "Jour...
September 9, 2010 - Solo Recital, "Con...
August 18, 2010 - Solo Recital
November 20, 2009 - DUO AZUL: "America...
November 16, 2009 - Amy Gustafson in R...
November 15, 2009 - Amy Gustafson in R...
November 13, 2009 - Solo Recital
November 10, 2009 - Amy Gustafson in R...
November 6, 2009 - Visiting Artist Re...
November 5, 2009 - Guest Artist Recit...
February 15, 2009 - Solo Recital
February 17, 2008 - Arists Internation...
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Amy's Albums

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Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, I. BrouillarAmy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, I. Brouillards Filmed at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, II. FeuillesAmy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, II. Feuilles mortes Recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, III. La puerAmy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, III. La puerta del vino Filmed at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, IV. Les feesAmy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, IV. Les fees sont d'exquises danseuses Filmed at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, V. Bruyeres Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, V. Bruyeres Recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. For more information about Amy, ...VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, VI. General Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, VI. General Lavine. Recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II. VII. La terrAmy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, VII. La terasse des audiences du clair de lune For more information about Amy, please visit her website at...VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes , Livre II, VIII. OndinAmy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, VIII. Ondine Filmed at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. For more information about Amy, p...VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, IX. Hommage Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, IX. Hommage a S. Pickwick, Esq., P.P.M.P.C Filmed at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, X. Canope - Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, X. Canope Filmed at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, XI. Les tierAmy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, XI. Les tierces alternees Recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Preludes, Livre II, XII. Feux d'Amy E. Gustafson plays Debussy: Prelude, Livre II, XII. Feux d'artifice Filmed at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.VIEW
Prokofiev Sonata No. 4 in c minor, Op. 29, Andante assaiVIEW
Sergei Rachmaninoff. Etude Tableaux op 39 no 9.Amy Gustafson, piano.
El Jardín de Belagua
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Salvador Brotons. Three nocturnes "alla Chopin" no 1.Amy Gustafson, piano.
El Jardín de Belagua
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Salvador Brotons. Three nocturnes "alla Chopin" no 2Amy Gustafson, piano.
El Jardín de Belagua
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Salvador Brotons. Three nocturnes "alla Chopin" no 3.Amy Gustafson, piano.
El Jardín de Belagua
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Recording on the Yamaha Disklavier: Amy E. Gustafson Plays DebusYamaha Artist Amy E. Gustafson shows how the Yamaha Disklavier is revolutionizing the recording process in her new all-Debussy album, Reverie.VIEW
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major
I. Overture
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major
II. Allemande
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major
III. Courante
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major
IV. Aria
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major
V. Sarabande
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major
VI. Menuet
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major
VII. Gigue
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Franz Liszt
Funerailles
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