Date: Sunday, November 13th
Place: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Warren Street
Described as “one of the finest pianists of his generation…a consummate musician” by
Fanfare, Clipper Erickson made his debut at age nineteen in Los Angeles as soloist with the
Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra and later studied at The Juilliard School, Yale
University, and Indiana University, training with renowned British pianist John Ogdon.
Erickson has won top prizes at international competitions and performs as soloist with orchestras
throughout the US, as well as recitalist in venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington,
D.C., Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Space in New York.
In 2016, Gramophone UK honored Clipper’s recording, My Cup Runneth Over – the Complete
Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett, as a critic’s choice and best album of the year. This album is
the first of the complete piano works of this great African descent composer and continues to be
featured on radio worldwide and streamed extensively.
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Clipper began an online series, Music for the Soul,
which features music by composers of color and women in combination with other well-known
masterworks – “the intersection of classical music and social justice.” Upcoming events and past
concerts may be found on Clipper’s website: www.clippererickson.com.
Dr. Erickson teaches at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton and Temple University.