Award-winning pianist Jason Solounias has distinguished himself as a multi-dimensional musician. He is passionate about inspiring new generations of musicians and music lovers in diverse settings, and is dedicated both to education and to community engagement. He has performed across the United States and Europe, ranging from the Kennedy Center to Southwark Cathedral, and including recent performances at Millennium Stage, the Lincoln Theater, Steinway Society of Puerto Rico, the Junior Soto Recital Hall, The Arts Club of Washington, WETA, Church of Epiphany Concert Series, and the Lisner Auditorium. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra.
Solounias began his studies in his home town of Havre de Grace, Maryland with Irene Yeakel and went on to complete his Bachelors of Arts at Shepherd University with Scott Beard. He received his Master's of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America under the direction of Jim Litzelman and Jose Ramos Santana. He has also worked with pedagogues including Emanuel Krasovsky, John Perry, and Leon Fleisher. As a teacher himself, he is on faculty at the Opal Music Studio in Alexandria, Virginia and the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. In addition, he is the Executive Director for the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival and co-artistic director of the Kosciusko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists.
In the 2017-2018 season, Solounias is scheduled to record his first commercial album of the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos. The recording will be released by the Sheva Collection, an Italian record label based at the Villa Bossi. Other upcoming highlights include performances with the Washington Piano Society, the Grieg piano concerto with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Jeffry Newberger, and with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.