“Heroic, Sensitive…Power, Precision and Romantic Abandon…”

The Washington Post

A dynamic artist of great versatility and expression, Clipper Erickson is a prize winner of international competitions and has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals all over Europe and the United States. He is particularly devoted to interpreting American music from the past and present in addition to his powerful renditions of the great classical repertoire. His research and performances of the piano music of African-American composer Nathaniel Dett is contributing to greater appreciation of this giant of American music.

This site presents his many CD releases, including premieres, videos, links, his large concerto repertoire and creative programs.

Tableau, Tempest and Tango

My latest CD project expresses my passion for putting together masterpieces of the past with great works from our era, whose roots grow from them. One of my most important missions is to seek out great music of the present to bring to a wider audience through recordings.

Tableau, Tempest and Tango – images, drama, power, intensity, color, and dance!  All these things make for great music. To cover the second session and release costs I need to raise a minimum of $6000 from this all-or-nothing campaign. Please help share my project with your friends and thank you for your support!

CD Released

My Cup Runneth Over – the complete piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett is released by Navona Records. This is the first time this wonderful music has been completely recorded. 
Available Online: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
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Transcendental Etude No. 10

by Liszt - Performed by Clipper Erickson

CD Release

Clipper Erickson plays Beethoven, Copland and Mussorgsky

“A superlative recording of Pictures at an Exhibition, one of the best recordings of this oft-recorded masterpiece”

– David DeBoor Canfield