Jeffrey Chappell first gained national attention at the age of 24 by substituting for Claudio Arrau on four hours’ notice without rehearsal, performing the Brahms Second Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony to critical acclaim. Now a seasoned veteran of the concert stage, he has appeared throughout the United States in recital and with major symphony orchestras such as those of Philadelphia, St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis, collaborating with conductors including Catherine Comet, Sergiu Comissiona, Leon Fleisher, and Davin Zinman.
Chappell has performed in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and has participated in music festivals including Marlboro, Piccolo Spoleto, and the La Gesse Festival in France. Wherever he goes, he garners standing ovations from audiences and glowing praise from the press such as, “Some rise above their colleagues in how well and originally they communicate. One of the latter is Jeffrey Chappell.--New York Times" and “His technique is mastered to the point that one forgets it. The heart rules the fingers.--Le Soir, Brussels, and “Chappell established an immediate bond between himself and the audience.”--Brazil Herald, Rio de Janeiro. He has appeared at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Wolf Trap Park and is a recording artist on multiple labels.