Roger Peltzman is a pianist and teacher in New York City. He has performed six solo concerts at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall during the last 12 years. Roger has also played chamber music and solo repertoire at The Third Street Music School where he is a member of the faculty.
Music has always played a large part in Roger’s life. His first memory is of the Beatles playing on The Ed Sullivan show in 1964. It is written that when a childhood friend’s mother bragged that “Johnny” was reading the newspaper and then asked Roger if HE could read yet. Roger said, “No, but does Johnny know who Tchaikovsky was?”
Roger attended SUNY Binghamton where he graduated with honors in both Music and Cinema. It was there that he studied with well-known pedagogue Seymour Fink. While at Binghamton he received the music faculty award and participated in several master- classes, including one taught by Vladimir Feltsman.
Roger Peltzman received his Masters in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was a student of Zenon Fishbein. After graduating from school he worked as a musician, recording engineer and record producer. His production work garnered praise from many publications including The Atlantic Monthly and the Chicago Tribune. Now he is back to his original passion of playing and teaching piano. Currently, Roger is being coached by pianist Edmund Arkus.
In July 2013 Roger recorded a CD of all works by Chopin at the famed Brussels Conservatory of Music. This is the same venue where his Uncle Norbert performed and won several piano competitions while he was a student at the school. Tragically, he died at age 21 in Auschwitz. The recording is not just a document of Roger’s interpretations of works by Chopin but also an act of remembrance for his Uncle. It will be released in late 2013. Further reading on Roger's family can be found in a New York Times article by clicking here.
Roger is married and lives in upper Manhattan with his wife Sharon and their two cats Milo and Tucker. When not practicing he likes to travel all over Europe.