Rishi Mirchandani completed his master's degree in piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music as a winner of the President's Award scholarship. He was a pupil of Jeffrey Cohen and Solomon Mikowsky. In Fall 2021, he will begin pursuing a Professional Studies Diploma at The New School on a full merit scholarship.At 18, he debuted with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra after amassing six first-prize awards in major national and international competitions for young artists.
Mirchandani made his first of three appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York at the age of 12. He has also performed at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, Centro Cultural de Belém in Portugal, and Real Collegio di Lucca in Italy, among others.
He has participated in masterclasses with a number of illustrious pianists, among them Richard Goode, Boris Berman, Lang Lang, Eldar Nebolsin, Wei-Yi Yang, and Ian Jones. Mirchandani's 2014 recording of Nancy Galbraith's Three Preludes for Piano was featured on the acclaimed Centaur Records album Strange Travels, which garnered a spot on the "Want List" in Fanfare Magazine.
As a pedagogue, Mirchandani places strong emphasis the value of the composer’s original writing, the Urtext, as the musician’s chief source of inspiration. He strives to guide students in the process of defining their own musical personalities and values—but always with humility to the composer. He is committed to imparting the musical and technical concepts necessary for tasteful, clear, fluid, and pleasurable artistic communication.