Jestin Pieper is a New York City based concert and collaborative pianist, vocal coach, organist, conductor, and educator.
Mr. Pieper has appeared in major venues across the country and abroad including guest appearances on the Discovery Channel, WNYC and WNPR and performances at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, The Kaufman Center, Opera America in NYC , The Long Center and Bates Hall in Austin Texas, Harris Hall in Aspen Colorado and performance in Lucca and Palermo in Italy.
In the summer of 2019, in collaboration with Double V Records, Jestin released his first solo album titled “Humoreske” which will feature works by Schumann and Scriabin, and will be available on many popular platforms including ITunes, Spotify and Amazon music.
A sought after vocal coach and collaborator, Jestin works as a freelancer in NYC, and as a faculty member for several programs, including faculty pianist for the Sherill Milnes Voice experience, staff pianist for the International Vocal Arts Institute and pianist and vocal coach for the Manhattan Opera Studio. He is currently on staff as a vocal coach and pianist at Manhattan School of Music.
As an educator for 15 years, Mr. Pieper has extensive experience teaching students from beginners to emerging professionals and everything in between. He has given masterclasses, presentations and has done outreach programs at schools in across the country. As a member of MTNA, and as a Steinway Educational partner, he maintains a vibrant piano studio in NYC. Several of his students have already achieved success including acceptance into the Metropolitan Children’s Chorus, and acceptance in the countries leading arts school, including LaGuardia HS. Jestin is also a proud co-director of the Elmhurst community school after school music program, whose goal is to develop a strong and robust arts and music program for the K-5 school and the local community.
As a conductor, Jestin has worked as an Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for the Long Island Lyric Opera company, the Martha Cardona Opera company, Amore Opera company, Regina Opera company and Chelsea Opera companies. He made his conducting debut in 2015 with the Hellenic Orchestra at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center and in 2020 Mr. Pieper is conducting Victor Herberts Madeline for Victor Herbert Repertory Players company. In 2018, Jestin became the principal organist at Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Inwood, NYC and will be taking over the music directorship within the next year. Jestin received his Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, from Lawrence University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a professional studies degree from Manhattan School of Music.
Jestin's Album is available on Apple music, CD baby, amazon music and Spotify. Here is the Spotify link: