American pianist, professor and lecturer; PhD, Yale in Musicology and Ethnomusicology; former Academic Vice President and Dean, Fairfield University.
Orin Grossman has been delighting audiences the world over with his unique approach to performing and explaining great American and European music. As a
performer he is in demand as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin, playing his songs and classical compositions around the world, including Italy,
Egypt, Australia, and Russia, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and gave the Russian premiere of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody with the St.
Petersburg Philharmonic to a standing ovation.
Dr. Grossman graduated Harvard College with a Magna cum Laude in Music. He continued his studies at Yale University, earning a Ph.D. in Music. At Fairfield University, Dr. Grossman has been Professor, Dean, and Academic Vice President. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts.
After his New York Carnegie Hall debut recital, he performed a series of innovative recitals combining jazz, popular, and classical music. A superb lecturer,
he has developed presentations combining performance and discussion. He has given talks in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and other locales
across the United States. He was chosen to lecture at Tanglewood as part of the 2014 Boston Symphony Summer Season, and was a featured presenter at Mexico
City’s Day of Knowledge in 2018.