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Dr. Hafey studied at the Conservatoire Municipale de Mennecy in France under Juan Davila and holds degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Florida State University. He has held teaching positions at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Chadron State College in Nebraska.
Listen to Dr. Hafey performing Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 & 14 by Beethoven:
Dr. Brooks Hafey has been dazzling audiences with his exceptional musicianship and refined technique since boyhood. He has performed in a wide range of venues in the United States including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City. Overseas performances include concerts in France, Italy, and Norway.
Dr. Hafey’s wide-ranging repertoire spans from the works of French Baroque masters Jean-Philippe Rameau and François Couperin to the composers of the twenty-first century. An advocate of contemporary piano composition, Dr. Hafey has presented a lecture recital of Ghost Variations, by American composer and Grawemeyer Award-winner George Tsontakis. In early 2016 he gave the world premieres of Joshua Keeling’s Gravitons and Neutrinos. In celebration of the Debussy centenary in 2018, Hafey performed the complete piano works and chamber works with piano of Claude Debussy.
In addition to his career as a soloist, Dr. Hafey is an active chamber musician, collaborative artist, and conductor. In 2008 he made his debut as a conductor in Novafeltria, Italy with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and has returned to Italy in recent summers to conduct Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi.
Hafney has degrees in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Florida State University. He also has studied at the Conservatoire Municipale de Mennecy in France under Juan Davila. Hafey has taught at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla., and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and is currently an assistant professor of music at Chadron State College in Nebraska.