To attend Jodie DeSalvo concert is to understand what a very special person she is. Her combination of a life long study, teaching and performing classical coupled with her outsized personality, love of life and people makes her concerts a very special and memorable event. She engages her audience with her unmistakable talent and captures them with a light hearted
discussion about the history of each composition she performs. The question and answer period at the end of each concert always involves laughter and engaging conversation with her audience. You will not forget the experience.
Jodie DeSalvo has captured national and international attention with her classical and jazz interpretations of the masters of keyboard literature. Upon winning the Artist International Competition in 1988, Ms. DeSalvo made her Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim with an encore performance two years later at Lincoln Center. She has been a top prize winner in the Young Keyboard Artists Competition, the American Music Scholarship Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition. A graduate of the Hartt and Manhattan Schools of Music, and a former student of John Browning and Gary Graffman, she is also a past recipient of the Artist Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ms. DeSalvo has toured extensively as a piano soloist appearing with the orchestras of Chicago, Geneva, Lucerne, San Francisco, Hartford and Chautauqua under the batons of noted Maestros Edvard Tchivzhel, Christopher Wilkins, David Effron and Gisele Ben Dor. A frequent soloist with the Naples Philharmonic, she has appeared on the classical and pops series with Jorge Mester, Jeff Tyzik and Bruce Hangen. A noted chamber player, Ms. DeSalvo has appeared with cellist Sharon Robinson, violinists Glenn Basham and Jennifer Frautschi, the Miami String Quartet, the Bergonzi String Quartet and members of the American String Quartet. She has performed at such prestigious festivals as Brevard, Chautauqua, Birch Creek, as well as over 100 times on National Public Radio.