Arthur Greene grew up in New York City and Sheffield, Massachusetts. He now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spends summers in Lviv, Ukraine. He graduated from Yale University, and then received degrees from Juilliard and Stony Brook, where he studied with Martin Canin. He has been described as “a profound musician” – The Washington Post, and “a masterful pianist” – The New York Times. Accolades include “Intoxicating appeal” – Mainichi Daily News, Japan; “A romantic splendor of sound-colors” – Ruhr Nachrichten; “Stellar Scriabinist” American Record Guide.
Arthur Greene won first prizes in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions and was a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He presented the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a series of six programs in Boston and recorded the complete etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. Mr. Greene has played the 10 Sonata Cycle of Alexander Scriabin in many important international venues, including multi-media presentations with Symbolist artworks. He has joined in performing mazurkas with the Janusz Prusinowski Kompania, a Polish folk ensemble.
Mr. Greene has made six recordings together with his wife, the violinist Solomia Soroka, for Naxos and Toccata Classics, including the Violin-Piano Sonatas of William Bolcom. All of these were works never before recorded in the West.
Arthur Greene has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah, and National Symphonies, the Czech National Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony, and many others. He has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. He toured Japan and Korea many times. He was an Artistic Ambassador to Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia for the United States Information Agency.He has participated in numerous music festivals, and currently teaches at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival and at Music Fest Perugia.
Arthur Greene is Professor of Piano at the University of Michigan, where he has won the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Studio Teaching. Among the highlights of his teaching career was the presentation, together with his supremely talented students, of a recital series with the complete solo works of Chopin performed in chronological order, in nine concerts.
Mr. Greene is a frequent judge of piano competitions around the world. His current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and his former students hold important teaching posts throughout the United States.