A corrective surgery at age three cured Jeffrey Biegel of deafness and his inability to speak. Biegel studied music at Juilliard with the iconic Adele Marcus.
In 1985 Biegel won the William Kappell International Piano Competition, and four years later captured first prize at the prestigious Paris-based Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition. Biegel's first recording was issued in 1993, a Marco Polo disc of César Cui's 25 Preludes, Op. 64 (later reissued on Naxos). Biegel's growing fame was further boosted by his pioneering Internet recital, a CD of which was issued by the Angelok label. In 2000 Biegel premiered Zwilich's Millennium Fantasy with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Other such high-profile premieres followed, including Biegel's first performance of Lowell Lieberman's Concerto No. 3, with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on May 12, 2006. That same year Biegel recorded the rarely heard and unjustly neglected Leroy Anderson Piano Concerto, issued in 2008 on an acclaimed all-AndersonNaxos CD. Biegel, no stranger to chamber music, formed Trio21 in 2010, with violinist Kinga Augustyn and cellist Robert deMaine. Biegel's recordings include the 2010 Bach on a Steinway on the Steinway & Sons label.