• Multiple Grammy Nominations

  • Pianist Joshua Pierce and violinist Daniel Auerbach receive a 2016 PSC-CUNY Research Award Grant for their April 20th Recital/Performance at Merkin Concert Hall of the Kaufman Music Center in New York City.
  • Pianist Joshua Pierce and violinist Daniel Auerbach receive a 2016 PSC-CUNY Research Award Grant to record their April 20th Recital/Performance at Merkin Concert Hall for MSR Classics.
  • Mitch Corber, John Cage: Man and Myth (1990), 68 min. This cult classic, remastered DVD American Film Documentary centers on zen genius John Cage, one of the most celebrated composer-artists of the late 20th century. Features: David Antin, Alison Knowles, Philip Glass, Richard Kostelanetz, Jackson MacLow, Joshua Pierce, Stuart Sherman, Glenn Branca and others. Panel Discussion follows. WhiteBox Art Center, April 2, 2016, 329 Broome Street, New York, NY Film Makers Cooperative, September 30, 2016, 475 Park Avenue South, New York, NY
  • John Cage 2-CD set was featured on Q2 Music's (WQXR's online station for contemporary music) Album of the Week for August 24 - August 31, 2012.

    "There are few pianists as equipped to tackle the polarizing music of John Cage as powerfully as Joshua Pierce...Pierce’s balance of careful technique and violent abandon throughout offer a profound and accessible portrait of the landscape-changing composer." - Read the entire review here

  • Joshua Pierce and Sherry Overholt receive a 2012 and 2013 PSC-CUNY Research Award Grant for the World Premiere recording of HARMONIUM by Vincent Persichetti, MSR 1432.

  • Joshua Pierce, Sherry Overholt and Lee Velta receive a 2014 PSC-CUNY Research Award Grant for the complete voice and piano anthology of Vincent Persichetti, MSR 1558

  • Joshua Pierce receives a major grant from The Aaron Copland Fund For Music, Inc. 2012

  • Heckscher Foundation Award / seven years consecutively at the Juilliard School of Music

  • Victor Babin Award / Cleveland Institute of Music

  • He is listed in Cambridge Who's Who In America and is a recipient of that publication's Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • 'Citations of Excellence' from such American publications as: Billboard, Cashbox, Fanfare, Keyboard Magazine, Heavy Metal

  • Board Member of the U.S. Fulbright Commission / 1987 - 1991

  • Fono Forum (Munich) / Best Contemporary Album of 1991

  • Diapason D'Or Award (France) / Citation of Excellence, 1992

  • CD Review ("10-10" Highest Rating), 1998 and 2000

  • Two 'Five Star/Highest Ratings' Awards from Downbeat Magazine

  • Nominated for the 23rd International "F. Liszt" Record Grand Prix Du Disque/National Culture Foundation of Hungary,1998 for his
    recordings of the Three Liszt Piano Concertos, Totentanz, Hungarian Fantasie, etc.

  • Associate Conductor for the New York Premiere of Geod, a symphonic work by Lukas Foss, with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra/Brooklyn Academy of Music

  • President of the Board Of Directors and is the official pianist of the American Festival of Microtonal Music, Inc. (AFMM)

  • Command Performance for the England's Royal Family of Miklos Rozsa's Spellbound Concerto Fantasy (written for and dedicated to Duo Pianists, Joshua Pierce and Dorothy Jonas) with The Philharmonia at Royal Festival Hall, London

  • Adjudicated the International Opera Singers Competition at the Center for Contemporary Opera / 1987 and 1988

  • 1991 German Critics Award (Preises der Deutschen Schallenplatten Kritic) for Vol. III of Works for Piano and Prepared Piano by John Cage on the Wergo Label.

  • UK's Classical Music Web (Best of/July, 2003)

  • Adjudicated the International IBLA Competition, 2002/2003

  • Winner of the Grand Prize at the 2004 IBLA Foundation International Competition for Composers for his performances of mammoth piano work Revelation by Michael Harrison

  • Joshua Pierce: Live at the Dom/Alternativa Festival 2000/Moscow, Russia" (SLR-0303) is recognized as the first "live" performance and recording by a Western artist in post-Soviet Russia.

  • Artist-in-Residence - Institute of Man and Science, Rensselaerville, New York, 1977

  • Artist-in-Residence and Faculty Member - International Summer Music Festival at Amherst, Amherst College - 1978, 1980, 1990. 1991

  • Faculty Member: Music Conservatory Of Westchester

  • Noted and respected artist teacher with special training technique in the rehabilitation of injured pianists.

  • Special award from the Music Conservatory of Westchester for over twelve years of distinguished service.

  • Former Adjunct Faculty: Brooklyn College


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