Jeffrey Siegel

Courtesy of the artist

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs concerts with conversation, or "Keyboard Conversations," in cities across the U.S. He stopped by WRTI to play highlights of his upcoming program on love and music at the Kimmel Center, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. Join us for music of Schumann, Chopin, Bartok and Liszt, Thursday, January 16th at 12:10 PM. 

Among his accolades, pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been praised by The Washington Post for his "pianistic eloquence with a special gift for commentary." Host of Keyboard Conversations, the touring series of concerts with commentary, Siegel plays and talks about Leonard Bernstein and his music with WRTI’s Kevin Gordon in advance of his appearance at the Kimmel Center. 

As Halloween approaches, what better time to consider classical music composed for, and about, the night? WRTI’s Susan Lewis sat down with pianist Jeffrey Siegel for insights into the nocturne and other music of the night.

Remember the Golden Age of Piano?

Feb 27, 2017

Think back to the years before mobile devices, record players, and radio—when people who wanted to hear music heard it live or made their own. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on the Golden Age of the Piano.

Why Is Classical Music Called Classical Music?

Jan 4, 2017

Why do we call so much of the orchestral music we hear classical music? WRTI’s Susan Lewis suggests that  the masters of history’s classical period, from 1750 to the early 1800’s, may have branded the art form forever.


When the young Robert Schumann fell in love with his piano teacher’s daughter, Clara, her father was not pleased and tried to keep them apart. How did they keep their passion alive? WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.  


Every great piece of music has a story behind it. Telling those stories and performing those works has become an all-consuming career and a popular concert format for pianist Jeffery Siegel.  WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on Siegel's Keyboard Conversations.


Two of our favorite guests return to Crossover this week. In their own ways they create classical concert experiences...but they endeavor to take it further than that.

Peter Schaaf

The enlightening and well-received performance series Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel returns to the Kimmel Center this year for its ninth season. Mr. Siegel, a virtuoso pianist who has performed with the world's great orchestras, has been praised internationally for his popular signature Keyboard Conversations programs, which he performs worldwide. 

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