Jon Klibonoff has appeared as orchestra soloist, solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and abroad. His numerous awards include the Silver Medal of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, the Affiliate Artists Xerox Pianists Award, the Pro Musicis Foundation Award, First Prize at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, The Concert Artists Guild Competition, and a Solo Recitalists Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In the 2009-2010 season, Mr. Klibonoff performed Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Concerto with the Virginia Symphony, and Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic. He has recorded Philip Glass's Sonata for violin and piano (2008) and works by Bach, Schubert and Ravel with violinist Maria Bachmann for their 5th recital album Glass Heart, which was released in 2010 on the Orange Mountain Music label. They performed the New York and West Coast premieres of the Glass Sonata in the 2009-10 season. Previous recital cds with Ms. Bachmann include The Red Violin for Endeavour Classics/Allegro, Fratres and Kiss on Wood for BMG/Catalyst, and Rochberg and Beethoven Sonatas for The Connoisseur Society Label. Their CD Fratres was reissued on Sony/RCA Red Seal in 2005.
Mr. Klibonoff has performed as guest artist with numerous chamber groups, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Shanghai, Miami and Lark String Quartets. For three seasons he was artist-in-residence for the “On Air” radio series produced by WQXR classical radio in New York City. Mr. Klibonoff has been heard in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and the National Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
He has collaborated with many instrumentalists including flutist Carol Wincenc, clarinetist David Shifrin and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. His orchestral engagements include the Baltimore, Utah, Buffalo, Denver and North Carolina Symphonies. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Klibonoff is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.