Eliza Garth

the enchanted piano

Widely regarded as an artist with a passionate voice and an adventurous spirit, pianist ELIZA GARTH has championed some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. Among these are the complete solo piano works of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Donald Martino, which she has recorded on two nationally acclaimed CDs for the Centaur label.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Garth is a founding member of the Chamber Players of the League of Composers/ISCM in New York City, and is in frequent demand as a guest artist. She is a member of the music faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

She has been recognized twice by the Maryland State Arts Council with the Individual Artist Award, most recently in 2010 for her performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes.

 

CD Recordings

 
 
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Donald Martino: Solo Piano Music

Eliza Garth performs Pianississimo, Fantasies and Impromptus, and Suite in Old Form by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Donald Martino.  Ms. Garth’s critically acclaimed debut solo CD; the first recording ever devoted entirely to Martino’s piano music.  

Producer: Joanna Nickrenz; engineer: Marc Aubort.  Released by Centaur Records, Inc. (Centaur #2173).

The companion recording is Centaur #2321.  See press excerpts.

 
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Donald Martino: Piano and Chamber Works

The companion recording to Eliza Garth’s debut CD, Centaur #2173. Ms. Garth performs solo piano works Twelve Preludes, Piano Fantasy, and Impromptu for Roger by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Donald Martino.  She joins Jean Kopperud and Rolf Schulte in performances of Martino’s Trio for violin, clarinet and piano, and two early works: the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and the Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Producer: Joanna Nickrenz; engineer: Marc Aubort.  Released by Centaur Records, Inc. (Centaur #2321). 

The companion recording is Centaur #2173.  See press excerpts.

 
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David Froom: To Dance to the Whistling Wind

An album of chamber and solo works by David Froom.  Eliza Garth performs the Piano Suite, composed for her with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Release by Arabesque  Records (#Z6710).

 
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Paul Moravec: Circular Dreams

A collection of chamber works by Paul Moravec, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  Includes The Open Secret, for violin, cello and piano, performed by Rolf Schulte, Eric Bartlett, and Eliza Garth.

The Open Secret was produced and engineered by Judy Sherman.  Available on  New World Records and through digital download from Amazon andiTunes.

 
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Music by Morris Rosenzweig and David Froom

A collection of major works by noted American composers Morris Rosenzweig and David Froom.

Ms. Garth performs in Mr. Rosenzweig’s Consider the Window; Mr. Froom’s Piano Quartet, written for and dedicated to her; and Mr. Froom’s monumental Piano Sonata.  

Producer: Joanna Nickrenz; engineer: Marc Aubort.  Released by Centaur Records, Inc. (Centaur #2103).