Derek Wieland, pianist, began his studies with Jeffrey Marcus
at age six on Long Island, New York. At age eleven he entered the Pre-College
Division of the Juilliard School on full scholarship under Richard Fabre. He
continued as a scholarship student of Gyorgy Sandor in the College Division and
received the Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and the Master of Arts in 1994 in piano
Mr. Wieland gained national recognition in 1987 after being
the first pianist to win the grand prize in the Seventeen/General Motors National
Concerto Competition. In 1999, Mr. Wieland was awarded first prize in the
International Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Competition held in the Slovak Republic,
and Third Prize in the International Piano Competition of Senigallia, Italy.
He has performed in recital throughout the U.S., Europe, South
America, South Africa and Taiwan. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras,
including the Slovak Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Long island
Philharmonic. He also appeared as a concerto soloist at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully
Hall September 20, 2000 with the String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC). He
performed the Mozart concerto in d minor K466 with his own cadenzas.
Mr. Wieland is President of Uptime Studios, a recording
studio located in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Wieland is teaching assistant to Stanley
Wolfe at the Juilliard School, and also teaches a large class of private students
in New York.