Richard Goode has been hailed for music making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and
expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today's leading interpreters
of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with major orchestras, recitals in
the world's music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he
has won a large and devoted following.
In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Goode appears as soloist with such orchestras as the New York
Philharmonic with David Zinman, Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder, Deutsches
Symphonie-Orchester Berlin with Herbert Blomstedt, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra
with Peter Oundjian, with whom he also appears in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal with the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He performs recitals in New York, London, and Paris; at the
Aldeburgh Festival; and on leading concert and university series around the world. In
addition, he performs a chamber-music concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
and teaches master classes at major conservatories and music schools on both sides of the
An exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, Mr. Goode has made more than two dozen recordings,
ranging from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos. His latest recording of the
five Beethoven concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer was released
in 2009 and nominated for a Grammy Award. His 10-CD set of the complete Beethoven
sonatas-the first-ever by an American-born pianist-was also nominated for a Grammy and has
been ranked among the most distinguished recordings of this repertoire. Other recording
highlights include a series of Bach partitas, a duo recording with Dawn Upshaw, and Mozart
piano concertos with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
A native of New York, Mr. Goode studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia
Reisenberg at Mannes College The New School For Music, and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis
Institute of Music. His numerous prizes over the years include the Young Concert Artists
Award, first prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize, and a Grammy
Award for his recording of the Brahms sonatas with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.
Mr. Goode served, together with Mitsuko Uchida, as co-artistic director of the Marlboro
Music School and Festival in Marlboro, Vermont, from 1999 through 2013. Participating
initially at the age of 14, he has made a notable contribution to this unique community
during the 28 summers he has spent there. He is married to the violinist Marcia Weinfeld;
when the Goodes are not on tour, they and their collection of some 5,000 volumes live in
New York City.