Dr. Tyler Wottrich
- D.M.A., Stony Brook University
- M.M., Stony Brook University
- B.M., University of Minnesota
Recently appointed to the faculty at North Dakota State University, pianist Tyler Wottrich has developed a career spanning an unusually broad spectrum of musical genres including solo piano, chamber music, ballet, opera, and gospel. An alumnus of Ensemble ACJW (a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, the Weill Music Institute, and the New York City Department of Education), Wottrich performs frequently in such venues as Carnegie's Zankel and Weill Halls and the Chicago Cultural Center. Wottrich received the 2011 Emerson Quartet's Ackerman Prize for chamber music and has performed with such artists as Alan Kay, Frank Morelli, Kevin Cobb, Osmo Vänskä, Harry Bicket, Jorja Fleezanis, and Ransom Wilson. In his collaboration with Bolshoi prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, Tyler was described by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as "fearless and loving." His performances have been heard on classical radio stations including Chicago's WFMT, Cleveland's WCLV, Minnesota's MPR, and Michigan's WMNU.
In his role at NDSU, Wottrich is developing a new graduate collaborative piano program and will be teaching applied piano as well as theory and analysis courses. During his residency at at Stony Brook University between 2009 and 2013, Wottrich maintained an active studio of undergraduate and graduate students. He has given masterclasses in the United States and abroad at institutions including the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, Skidmore College, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Jacksonville State University, the University of North Georgia, the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, the Pyotr Eben School in the Czech Republic, and Cremarian University in the Ukraine. As a member of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, Wottrich presented numerous interactive performances and educational presentations in public schools, hospitals, prisons, and other community venues throughout New York City's five boroughs.
Committed to his collaborations with singers, Wottrich has performed with members of the Grammy Award-winning African-American Choral Group "Sounds of Blackness" and has appeared at Marilyn Horne's "The Song Continues" at Carnegie Hall after garnering an honorable mention in the 2011 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Wottrich has been a vocal coach at Stony Brook University, Opera North, the Music Academy of the West, and the Cleveland Art Song Festival.
Recent appearances include solo recitals and chamber music performances at Carnegie's Weill and Zankel Recital Halls, the Juilliard School, Lehman College, Dartmouth College, Stony Brook University, Subculture NYC, and other prominent New York City venues. Wottrich will hold a collaborative piano internship at the Banff Centre during summer 2014.
Wottrich began his piano studies with Gail Olszewski before studying with Lydia Artymiw at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 2009 with degrees in both music and mathematics. He completed his M.M. and D.M.A. as a Staller Fellow at Stony Brook University, where he studied with Gilbert Kalish.