“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. Feel free to contact Clipper through the Contact page and to join his newsletter mailing list by entering your email address in the form at the bottom of the site.

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. Read More

Gramophone UK  Editor’s Choice for January 2016:  “…It’s surprising that no one until Clipper Erickson has essayed Dett’s complete piano output on disc. However, the wait was worth it, for this music is simply wonderful, …. Read More

Jed Distler

Gramophone UK – January 2016

CD Release

Dawn and Twilight – the first and last sonatas of Cyril Scott – world premiere recordings – is now released by Affetto Records. Clipper is joined by violinist Andrew Kirkman from Birmingham University, UK. Read More