Pianist Lynn Raley has performed across the United States and in the Netherlands, Canada, and Taiwan. His commitment to the music of our time has brought him engagements at the Santa Fe and Florida international festivals of electroacoustic music, the renowned NewMusicNewCollege series in Sarasota FL, and contemporary music festivals in Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee. He has presented solo concerts of contemporary music in Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, and New York. Raley has given concert-talks on new music at numerous colleges and music schools, including the Juilliard School, Rice University, Westminster Choir College, Anderson University, and the Taipei National University of the Arts. In the U.S. he has performed with the Houston Symphony under Akira Endo, Cincinnati Philharmonia under Gerhard Samuel, Rutgers Summerfest Orchestra under Carl St. Clair, and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra under Crafton Beck. Chamber music collaborations include the José White and Amabilé string quartets. He has recently completed a recording with Grammy Award winning producer Max Wilcox, which will include a work written from him by Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Wuorinen, as well as new works by Augusta Read Thomas and Wayne Peterson.
Lynn Raley was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan in 2012-2013, serving as Visiting Associate Professor of Music at the National Chiao Tung University. He studied at Southern Methodist University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Rutgers University. His teachers included William Trantham, David Bar-Illan, Theodore Lettvin, Paul Hoffmann, and Menahem Pressler, and he has performed in master classes for Adele Marcus, Lili Kraus, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Gilbert Kalish.
"Raley played them all with conviction, affection, and a daunting technique." - The Cincinnati Post
"Sarasota’s music scene shook off the lethargy of summer with a bang Saturday evening with Lynn Raley’s opening concert. This was an exciting musical adventure that stimulated both the emotions and the intellect...a dazzling and completely convincing performance." - The Sarasota Herald-Tribune