TPP had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Lowell Liebermann, one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers, and a multiple-award recipient. He has written over 140 works in all genres, several of which have become standard repertoires, such as Sonata for Flute and Piano, and Gargoyles for solo piano.

Dr. Liebermann has been commissioned by many ensembles and instrumentalists, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Emerson String Quartet, and flutist Sir James Galway.  Dr. Liebermann is a Steinway Artist, who has also written an extensive amount of piano solo and ensemble music. Last year, he released his debut solo-piano album, Personal Demons (, under the Steinway & Sons label—the repertoire includes his compositions and works by Busoni, Liszt, and (Czech composer,) Kabelach.  

Dr. Liebermann currently serves as a distinguished composition faculty member and the head of the composition department at Mannes School of Music, where he founded the Mannes American Composers Ensemble, devoted to performing works of living American composers.

His latest project, a solo-piano album of world premiere recordings by contemporary British composer David Hackbridge Johnson, “The Devil’s Lyre,” will be released on February 4, 2022, under the Steinway & Sons label. This recording will be available on all music streaming services and CDs. For more information, please visit


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