Pianist Marc Ryser performs in North America and Europe. Among the highlights of his solo career are the first performance in Bulgaria of Bela Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto (with the Vratsa Philharmonic) and concert tours in Switzerland which have included recitals and concerto performances with the Sinfonietta de Lausanne.
Active as a chamber musician, he has performed with distinguished artists, including the cellists Paul Katz and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, violist Marcus Thompson, violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Peter Salaff, pianist Judith Gordon, and the Lydian, New Zealand, and Borealis String Quartets. He has appeared as a guest artist at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and with the Walden, MIT and Holy Cross Chamber Players. He is also well known at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, where he was senior artist and resident collaborative pianist from 2003-2005.
He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University, where he studied with the eminent pianist, Gilbert Kalish. His other mentors in piano include György Sebők, Leonard Shure, A. Ramón Rivera, and Boris Berman.
He is currently a member of the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, the Walnut Hill School, and the Rivers School Conservatory, and has taught at Smith College, Pomona College, Drake University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.