Geoffrey Burleson is an American classical and jazz pianist. Geoffrey Burleson studied at the Peabody Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Stony Brook University, and his teachers include Gilbert Kalish, Leonard Shure, Veronica Jochum, Lillian Freundlich, Tinka Knopf, and Audrey Bart Brown. He has received awards from the International Piano Recording Competition (Silver Medal), the Vienna Modern Masters International Performers’ Competition, and was the recipient of a DAAD Grant from the German government to support a residency at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Geoffrey Burleson began his solo career with a recital in Merkin Concert Hall in New York City in 2000. He has since performed as a soloist with Boston Musica Viva, the Arlington Philharmonic, the New England Philharmonic and the Holland Symfonia. He is currently principal pianist with the New York Art Ensemble and Boston Musica Viva, as well as the IMPETUS trio. Burleson has given premieres of a number of new works, including pieces by Gunther Schuller, Vivian Fine, William Kraft, David Rakowski, Lior Navok, Hayes Biggs, Barbara White, Jeffrey Stadelman, Jason Eckardt, Evan Johnson, and others.