Thomas Steigerwald

Uvalde, Texas

Eastman School of Music, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, 2015
The Juilliard School, Master of Music in Piano Performance, 2018

Nancy French Chair

Prize-winning pianist and four-year keyboard fellow of the New World Symphony, Thomas Steigerwald is a multifaceted performer of solo, chamber and orchestral music. A medal winner in the Wideman, Dallas Chamber Symphony, New York, and San Jose international piano competitions, he has also received chamber honors at several music festivals and schools. Climbing mountains and trail running are his most sought-after experiences outside of music.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I love competitive gaming, including online chess, League of Legends, and StarCraft 2

Name three of your favorite composers:
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prokofiev, Alexander Scriabin

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Outdoor adventuring or online gaming

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Climbing mountains with friends every day!