Piano Faculty

AMATEUR
September 18-23, 2019
Online Application – deadline June 14, 2019

Deirdre O'Donohue, master teacher
Deirdre O’Donohue, master teacher

Dr. Deirdre O’Donohue is a member of the artist piano and chamber music faculty at NYU’s Steinhardt School in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, and also the college and precollege faculties of Manhattan School of Music. She has performed solo and chamber recitals in Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada and the United States. She has given masterclasses and lecture/ demonstrations at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Shanghai Conservatory, the Poona Music Society in India, the Rotterdam Conservatory, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference and at numerous music institutions throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. O’Donohue received the Sparrendam Medal for performance in the Netherlands, and the Roger Phelps Award from New York University for her dissertation entitled “The Concept of Unity and Uniqueness in the Multi-Movement Works of Beethoven.” read more…

Nathaniel LaNasa, concert pianist and teacher
Nathaniel LaNasa, concert pianist and teacher

Pianist Nathaniel LaNasa has performed at Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance, Bowdoin Music Festival, Miller Theater and the Museum of Modern Art. He has presented premieres, including three concerti and several works dedicated to him. He has appeared as soloist with the New Juilliard Ensemble, Tactus New Music Ensemble, MSM’s Composers’ Orchestra, and other ensembles. For his performance of Berg’s Kammerkonzert, the New York Times praised “the stormy lyricism conjured by pianist Nathaniel LaNasa” and the Portland Press-Herald lauded his “definitive interpretation” of George Crumb’s Vox Balanae at the Gamper Festival. For his performances of the works of Tobias Picker as soloist and as a member of the Tobias Picker Ensemble, Nathaniel was recognized for his “poise and elegance” and his “deft sense of precision.” read more…

Walter Aparicio, concert pianist and teacher

Walter Aparicio maintains a versatile career as a performer, teacher, and collaborator in New York City. The Bolivian-American pianist made his New York Recital Debut at Weill Recital Hall as part of Artists International Special Presentation Winners Series (2007). Other prizes: First Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, Duo Division (2007), First Place in the Empire State Piano Competition- Collegiate Division (2003). TV/Radio appearances: Vermont Public Radio, Channel 21-Gigavision (Bolivia), and nationally (Aires Indios: Piano Music of Bolivia). In 2009, Walter participated in “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano” by Allora & Calzadilla at the Gladstone Gallery. Master classes with distinguished artists: Andre Laplante and John O’Conor. read more…

Marc Ponthus, guest artist

Marc Ponthus pioneered the monographic solo piano recital of leading avant-garde composers from the second half of the 20th century, devoting entire programs to composers including Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis. He has recorded for Neuma Records, Lorelt Records and Bridge Records. His recording of the complete piano music of Boulez has been released in 2016 and was chosen by Gramophone magazine as Editor’s choice. Ponthus has conducted the LowerEastsideEnsemble, the IFCP Ensemble and the Project Webern Orchestra. He staged and directed contemporary chamber operas. Ponthus has performed extensively in North America and abroad in venues including Wigmore Hall and BBC in London,  Paris Salle Gaveau, the Concertgebow in Amsterdam, read more…

Rosemary Caviglia - November 2014
Rosemary Caviglia, teacher and Director, Works-In-Progress, VT

Rosemary Caviglia is the founder and director of the Adult Piano School and the creator of Works-In-Progress, West Village Studio and Works-In-Progress, Vermont. She has dedicated the last five years to teaching adult pianists of varied levels and diverse experience. Prior to that, she was piano and chamber music faculty and Piano Department Chair at the Third Street Music School and chamber music faculty at the Chamber Music Center of New York. She is past President of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York (2012-2016),  and she continues to chair the PTC Piano Salon, a yearly recital for the adult students of its members. She holds music degrees from New York University (D.A. 1996), Manhattan School of Music (M.M. 1990) and San Jose State University (B.M. 1987) read more…

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