Artist in Residency Justin Snyder
An advocate of new music, Justin Snyder has worked with composers such as Libby Larsen, William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, John Musto, and Mohammed Fairouz. He has collaborated with and performed world premieres by William Bolcom, Jonathan Dove, Tucker Fuller, and Libby Larsen. Justin has worked with artists of diverse mediums including dancers, poets, performance artists, fashion designers, and filmmakers.
Some of the venues he has performed at include Wigmore Hall, The Tank (New York), National Sawdust, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Barbican Centre, the TED conference stage, Mori + Stein Gallery, Harvard University, Panoply Lab, The Horse Hospital, Sadler's Wells (in collaboration with Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal), the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Mexican Cultural Institute (D.C.), Teatro del Lago, Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House, and Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts. He has appeared on BBC Radio and Czech National Radio.
Justin has toured in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. His most recent and ongoing collaboration is a lecture-concert featuring Alexander Bernstein, son of Leonard Bernstein, and mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales on a program focusing on Leonard Bernstein's life through his music. This tour included concerts in China, Chile, and Harvard University, and will be presented at the Kennedy Center in 2018.
Justin is the co-founder, along with Irena Menk, of ESCforescent- a multi-sensory collective project which merges art and science to create sensorial experiences through immersive installations. (www.escforescent.com).
Justin studied at the University of Michigan in Piano Performance with Christopher Harding followed by a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano with Martin Katz. He holds a second masters degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying under Pamela Lidiard and Graham Johnson.