Piano Faculty

September 14-19, 2022
Online Application – deadline August 1

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

Known for the warmth and conviction of his performances, pianist Walter Aparicio explores issues of cultural background and identity through his concerts and workshops. Much of his programming includes music that directly references elements of dance, language and folk traditions. Walter’s notable New York credits include alternative spaces such as the Cell Theatre, Firehouse Space, and Soapbox Gallery as well as more traditional venues like Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall & Symphony Space. Outside of the US, he has presented performances at the International Academy of Music in St. Petersburg (Russia), the Beijing International Music Festival & Academy (China), and Barcelona Piano Academy (Spain) and in his native Bolivia for the Festival Internacional de la Interculturalidad. 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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