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. He is a founding member of Music-by-the-Sea, a festival and artists’ residency on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, now in its seventh season. Mr. Ryser is a member of the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, the Walnut Hill School, the Rivers School Conservatory, and is adjunct piano faculty at Brandeis University. He has appeared as a guest artist at Music from Salem, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and with the Walden, MIT, Holy Cross, and Smith College Chamber Players. He is also well known at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, where he was senior artist and resident collaborative pianist from 2003-2005.