Shannon Wettstein

Shannon Wettstein

Shannon Wettstein, pianist, has performed countless new works throughout the United States and internationally. She has collaborated with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Chinary Ung, Martin Bresnick, Gunther Schuller, Lee Hyla, and Jeffrey Mumford. She has given performances in New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New School for Social Research, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall, the New Zealand Embassy in Washington D.C., the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles and festivals at Aspen, Yellow Barn, VT and Sandpoint, ID.Wettstein is the pianist of the St. Paul, MN contemporary ensemble Zeitgeist. She has been an artist-faculty member of New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance since 1996.  She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Walden School, a summer program for young composers in New Hampshire.

Wettstein holds a DMA from the University of California, San Diego, a BM (highest distinction) from the University of Kansas, and a MM (honors) from New England Conservatory.  Her teachers have included Aleck Karis, Stephen Drury, Sequeira Costa, Richard Angeletti and Claude Frank.Recent awards include grants from the Minnesota Arts Council, an American Composers Forum Composer Commissioning Grant, and the Merle Montgomery Grant of Mu Phi Epsilon. Her recordings are available on the Centaur, Tzadik, Innova, and Koch International Classics labels.

She is member of the music faculty of Augsburg College in Minneapolis and has formerly served on the faculty of Bemidji State University.

Iannis Xenakis: Xenakis Percussion Works (mode 171-173)