At age 7, Dr. Hollander was the youngest scholorship winner at the prestigious Eastman School of Music and received the Doctorate in Piano Performance from the legendary Hungarian concert pianist gyorgy sandor.
Dr. Jeffrey Hollander is internationally acclaimed and in frequent demand for solo concerts, concerti with major orchestras and as a jazz pianist and raconteur. He received the doctorate in piano performance with the eminent Hungarian concert pianist Gyorgy Sandor who studied with Bela Bartok in the tradition of Franz Liszt. Retired as a fulltime professor of music at the Univ. of Wisconsin, he has performed throughout the United States. For 24 years he has performed a concert series at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Additional performances include soloist with Doc Severinsen and the Milwaukee Symphony, concerts in France, Hungary and Santo Domingo and at the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest. He recently gave a concert on Gyorgy Sandor's historic concert grand and continues to do select benefit concerts throughout the United States. Dr. Hollander often appears in the beautiful lobby of the majestic Pfister Hotel.
His CDs, "NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT" & "A PFISTER CHRISTMAS" were created at the Pfister and continue to be in great demand. Visit the Pfister Lounge
While many may think of the canon of classical music as fixed and unchanging, in the hands of the composers and in the context of their time, classics both and past and recent were surprisingly fluid in their interpretation.
In Dr. Hollander's program of performance and informance, experience the young Beethoven improvising at the salons of the Viennese nobility, Franz Liszt creating concert fantasies on famous symphonies, Frederic Chopin pouring out his heart at a Pleyel piano in a dampened monastery at Majorca, or the spontaneous expressions of popular American Composers Errol Garner, Bill Evans, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson, imbuing favorite tunes with enormous originality.
In this forgotten tradition of co-creation, audience participation will be encouraged.