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James Tocco, piano

James Tocco

Italian-American virtuoso James Tocco enjoys international renown as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.  Beyond his vast repertoire of virtually the entire standard piano literature, he is widely regarded as among  the foremost interpreters of American masterworks, including Bernstein's Age of Anxiety, which he recently recorded with Leonard Slatkin and the BBC London Symphony and performed with Marin Alsop and the New World Symphony; and the Corigliano Piano Concerto, of which he is acknowledged the definitive interpreter by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer.  He has performed this spectacular work to great acclaim with the Atlanta, San Diego, Kansas City and Phoenix Symphonies and Louisville Orchestra, the latter including an acclaimed recording, and in the 2003-2004 season he reprises it with Andrew Litton and the Cincinnati Symphony, among other orchestras.   The pianist's recent seasons included his Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra debut, performing the MacDowell Concerto and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, both conducted by Leonard Slatkin.  An especially accomplished recitalist, Mr.