The family continues to grow! Right on the heels of our new percussion duo (Meehan/Perkins), we are extremely proud to introduce pianist Blair McMillen as the latest addition to the Ariel Artists roster.
McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today. The New York Times’ Anthony Tommasini called him “New Music’s Torchbearer,” going on to say that “Blair McMillen can play composers like Debussy, Liszt, and Scriabin with flair, intelligence, and Juilliard-honed virtuosity… When played by the formidable Mr. McMillen, any piece sounds terrific.”
He has performed in venues both traditional and avant-garde; from Carnegie Hall, the Moscow Conservatory, the Metropolitan Museum, Avery Fisher Hall, Caramoor, Miller Theatre, and the Library of Congress; to (le) Poisson Rouge, Galapagos, the Knitting Factory, and The Stone. Highlights from recent seasons include the Prokofiev Piano Concerto #1 at the Bard Music Festival, a dozen performances of John Cage’s landmark Sonatas and Interludes, and several appearances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
We’re very excited to begin work with McMillen on some incredible and unforgettable program offerings in the near future. Stay tuned!