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Clipper Erickson


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    Cave of the Winds - Robert Nathaniel Dett,
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    In the Bottoms: IV. Dance. Juba - Robert Nathaniel Dett,
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    Two Impressions for Piano, Op. 19: In a Gondola - Roger Quilter,
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    Magnolia, Pt. 2: Pt. 2, Mammy - Robert Nathaniel Dett,
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    In the Bottoms: IV. Barcarolle. Morning - Robert Nathaniel Dett,
Clipper Erickson’s passion is bringing unjustly neglected music to the wide audience it deserves. His recordings have often featured premieres by diverse composers such as Roger Quilter, Cyril Scott, and most recently the first release of the complete piano music of African descent composer Nathaniel Dett.
In January 2016, Gramophone UK honored this album as an editor’s choice, writing: “this historically and musically important release not only fills a crucial catalogue gap but sets reference standards.” American Record Guide agreed: “Erickson is simply a fabulous pianist, the perfect guide to Dett.” His new album, due to be released in July 2018, features the complete sonatas of Russian émigré David Finko.
Clipper made his debut as a soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra at age nineteen in Los Angeles. After studies at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and Indiana University with the renowned British pianist John Ogdon, his interpretations began earning prizes at international competitions including the Busoni, William Kapell, and the American Pianists Association. He has performed as a soloist with orchestra and as a recitalist in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
He teaches at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton and Temple University.


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