Leslie Amper, Pianist

Leslie Amper

Acclaimed Pianist, Leslie Amper, captivates international audiences with her “stupendous” performances.

A winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship Grant,
Ms. Amper has been invited to perform on Monadnock Music’s Virtuoso Piano Series, Emmanuel Music solo and chamber music celebrations of Schumann, Beethoven, and Harbison, Pittsburgh Symphony Concerts at the Point, Friday Musicale of Jacksonville, Florida, New Hampshire Music Festival and Harvard University’s Fromm Music Foundation Concerts, as well as in England, Italy, and Austria.

Ms. Amper toured the United States with her lecture/piano recital related the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists. She was invited by the cutting edge theater director Peter Sellars to be an onstage pianist playing Scriabin in his American National Theater production in Washington, D.C. of Chekhovʼs A Seagull.


New York Times

“The highlight of the program was a most commanding and serious performance of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations…She built the series in a mighty span intensely engaged throughout.”

Stephen Ackert, head of music National Gallery of Art

“Thank-you again and congratulations on a program that hit many nails on the head.”

Stephen Ackert, head of music

Christopher Lydon, radio host and proto-podcaster at Radio Open Source

“A day later, I am still savoring that big Brahmsian, Amperian Sound”

Christopher Lydon, radio host and proto-podcaster

Upcoming Events


July 23 and 30

7:00 PM

New Hampshire Music Festival

Plymouth State University

Silver Center for the Arts

Smith Recital Hall

Chamber Music

works by Telemann, Fauré, Schubert


September 22,  2024

3:00 PM

Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Fall Variety Series

182 Broadway , Methuen MA

Piano Duo Recital

Amper -Hodgkinson Duo

works by Mozart , Brahms, Schubert


October 20. 2024

4:00 PM

Emmanuel Music

Emmanuel Church

15 Newbury Street, Boston MA

Vocal Chamber Music

with strings and piano

Songs of Lost Innocence

works by Barber, Ruehr, Price ,Saariaho, Fauré

Please check back for more events !

Selected Recent Events

February , 2024

Wellesley College , Wellesley, MA

Female Titans of the Silent Film Era: Short Films by Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, and Lotte Reiniger with live piano accompaniment by Leslie Amper.  Compilations scores include music by Bach, Bloch, and Schumann. The program will also include short introductions to these fantastic and creative early film directors.


October (23 performances)

Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop

cast as Bridget Bishop

History Alive-Salem MA


Old South Church


Brahms Requiem (two piano version)

with Randall Hodgkisnon, piano

Mitchell Crawford, conductor


LiveArts Franklin, MA

Robert and Clara Schumann: Power Couple of the 19th Century

featuring Kreisleriana and the letters between Robert and Clara during their courtship


Norton Museum of Art-West Palm Beach Florida

Sounds that Inspired Them: American Modern Artists and Music

Piano Performance, Art Images, Commentary

Music by Bach, Schubert, Gershwin, Davidovsky, Granados



Music Angels Education Fund

Vero Beach, Florida

The Many Faces of Beethoven

multi media piano presentation featuring

Beethoven Portraits and Sonata  opus 31 no. 3



“How to Practice Piano” (educational video)

designed for virtual learning for NH Public School students

2020 Virtual Concerts

New Hampshire Music Festival

Boston Symphony BSO NOW

2020 Outdoor Concerts

“Concerts on the Deck with Marvin”

(fundraiser events for Sharon Performing Artists Association)

Orchard Cove Concerts  Stoughton, MA

November 16, 2019

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida

From the Classical to the Cabaret: French Music from the Late- 19th Century

November 1-2, 2018

Residency University of Washington, Seattle

Creativity in Hard Times: The Federal Music Project of the 1930’s

Performance and round table discussion with arts and economics professors

November 19-20 2018

Residency, University of Arizona, Tucson

Shared Inspirations:

Debussy, Alice Guy Blaché, and the Impressionist Painters

Performance and Master Class

October 22, 2017
Emmanuel Music, Boston, MA
Music by Wolf and Mendelssohn

August 2017
New Hampshire Music Festival
Silver Center: Plymouth, New Hampshire

February 22, 2017
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Multimedia Piano Recital
Composers and Artists with Synesthesia
works by Liszt, Messiaen, Mozart, Beach, Ellington

February 16, 2016
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
“Shared Inspirations: Claude Debussy, Alice Guy Blache and the Impressionist Painters”

October 20-22, 2015
California State University, Hayward, CA
Residency: Master Class, Performance, Companion Student Recital
“Creativity in Hard Times: The Federal Music Project of the 1930’s”

July, 28, 2015
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Lecture/Recital-“Creativity in Hard Times: The Federal Music Project of the 1930’s”

February 8, 2015
Piano Recital: Music from the WW1 Years
works by Still,Beach, Cowell,Ravel,Bridge
Assumption College, Worcester, MA
Worcester, MA

June 24, 2012
National Gallery of Art: Ciné Concert
George and Emma Bellows: The Music in Their Lives

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