Master Class with UNC's Justin Krawitz

Schmitt Music presents a free Piano Master Class conducted by Justin Krawitz, UNC Music Faculty, at Schmitt Music Denver on Tuesday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Justin Krawitz – Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Music – will listen to the performances of three local piano students and offer constructive comments to improve their performance. Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to this fascinating process!

Call 303-777-1900, email us at dnkb@schmittmusic.com or use our online RSVP form – .

Please note: Due to illness, Justin Krawitz is filling in for Steinway Artist Lara Downes. We hope to reschedule an event with Lara in the fall. Stay tuned!


South African pianist Justin Krawitz joins the University of Northern Colorado in the Fall of 2014 as Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy.

Previously, Dr. Krawitz has served on the faculties of the University of Cape Town, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Luther College (Iowa), and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan).

Following his performance of Karel Husa’s First Piano Sonata, the Pulitzer prize-winning composer wrote, “the level of his artistry and commitment is extraordinary.” Krawitz has performed with orchestras in his native South Africa and in the US, and has recorded for Czech Radio.

Dr. Krawitz is an active clinician, with regular invitations to give masterclasses at music schools from North Carolina to Serbia. He has presented lectures and workshops in the US and abroad, such as at the 32nd International EPTA Conference (Ljubljana), the 2010 ISMTA Conference (DeKalb, IL) and the 2nd World Piano Conference (Novi Sad). His research interests include finger substitution on the piano and Czech piano music of the 20th century. He has been published in the EPTA Piano Journal and the ISSTIP Journal Tension in Performance, and he is an editor of the periodical Martinů Revue. Krawitz is an external collaborator of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute in Prague and a board member of the International Martinů Circle.

Dr. Krawitz was a Paul Collins Fellow at UW-Madison from 2006-2009, a Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow at the University of Cape Town in 2011, and a URC Postdoctoral Fellow at UCT’s South African College of Music from 2012-2014