David is a classically trained jazz pianist and plays with a brilliant articulation of the be-bop language and the touch of the great jazz masters of the piano.
Pianist and composer David Meder is poised to become one of the most prominent musical voices of his generation. With nimble technique, novel rhythmic conception, and an intuitive sense of musical drama, Meder makes the piano into a natural extension of himself, giving audiences a simultaneously thought provoking and entertaining experience.
He is the winner of the 2013 Great American Jazz Piano Competition and has received two DownBeat Magazine Awards for
Best Instrumental Jazz Soloist. As a composer, he has also received recognition in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Competition. Meder has studied with Jean-Michel Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Fred Hersch, Mark Turner, and Marcus Roberts, among others.
In 2011, Meder was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency program. Shortly after his time at the Kennedy Center, Meder was invited by the great jazz educator David Baker to participate in the Steans Institute Jazz Workshop, which culminated in a performance at the Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.
Since moving to New York City in 2013, Meder has performed as a sideman at a host of venues including Smalls Jazz Club and Smoke, and has also led his own group in performances at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is currently pursuing the Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School.