Philip Liston-Kraft studied piano as a young boy at the New England Conservatory with Jeannette Giguere and Russell Sherman. As a teenager, he performed Liszt’s First Piano Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He graduated Harvard College with a degree in biochemistry and music. Since 2001, he has been one of the “Lawyers in Love with Music”—a musical group appearing annually in Provincetown. In the past five years, he and Mr. Weiser have regularly performed music for piano duet at venues in Boston, Hanover, NH, Baltimore, MD and Asheville, NC. He has been a German instructor in the Rassias Language Program at Dartmouth College since 2005. Dr. Liston-Kraft is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Law School and is currently Corporate Counsel at Biogen. He has also been a competitive ballroom dancer. He currently resides in Revere, MA and also in Chatham on Cape Cod.
Daniel Weiser, piano, has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald and won the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to musical and education life. He has performed on many great stages, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., and on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. He has also concertized around the world, including Israel, Thailand, Holland, and France and was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador Abroad, for which he performed on an eleven-country tour of the Middle East and Asia. He has been on the music faculty of Dartmouth College and the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.
Besides founding AmiciMusic, he co-founded and still serves as Artistic Director for Classicopia, a similar type of chamber music organization based in New Hampshire. He was also a founding member of the Adirondack Ensemble, which won a Chamber Music America award for inventive programming and outreach. He has participated in the New Hampshire Music Festival, Musicorda, and the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival and has been the Music Director of the Da Corneta Opera Ensemble, the Opera North Young Artist program, and Opera New England. A phi beta kappa graduate of Columbia University with a degree in American History, he also spent a year at Harvard Law School and was a classmate of President Obama. A native of Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife, Dr. Kisha Weiser and their eleven-year old twin daughters, Emma and Sophie.