Joseph Werner received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. His teachers have included Eugene List, Rosina Lhévinne, Leon Fleisher, and Brooks Smith. He is principal keyboard and personnel manager of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and was also co–artistic director of the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester from 2000 to 2013. He is Co-Chair of the Piano Department of the David Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and has taught for more than twenty-five years. Werner performs frequently with the Rochester Philharmonic as a soloist, and he collaborates regularly with the Eastman School’s artist faculty and Rochester Philharmonic soloists. He has also toured Eastern Europe, the Near East, and Russia under the auspices of the United States Information Agency.