Michael Lenahan

Michael Lenahan, a pianist from Toledo, Ohio, received his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. He is currently studying with Dr. Robert Roux working toward his master’s degree at Rice University. Other teachers include Dr. Robert Saterlee and Dr. Logan Skelton. He has won prizes in the Toledo Symphony Young Artists Concerto Competition, the International Zimmerli Piano Competition, the Graves Piano Competition, and the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. In 2017 he was selected as the scholarship recipient for Art of the Piano’s “Enlight Scholarship.” An active collaborator, Lenahan’s chamber music teachers include Joseph Kalichstein, Jonathan Feldman, and Sylvia Rosenberg, and he has performed chamber music in a variety of venues, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Lenahan is dedicated to performing the works of living composers. His priorities include combining music with performance art, championing the art of improvisation, using multi-media in performance, and breaking down boundaries between the performer and audience. He performed as the whistler for Ursula Oppens’s recent Grammy-nominated recording of Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated!.