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Steinway Artist Hsing-ay Hsu Master Class at Schmitt Music Denver

Schmitt Music Denver is proud to present a performance on December 1, 2022, by internationally renowned soloist, collaborator, chamber musician, and Kawai Artist Dr. David Korevaar.

Join us at 7PM on December 1 for a free event at Schmitt Music Denver


One of the marvelous things about being a pianist is how much wonderful repertoire there is to learn. Not only do we get to play great solo works by composers from Bach to Bolcom, but we also get to play chamber repertoire that is every bit as varied and rewarding. While there are pleasures to be found in being alone on stage in front of an audience, and pleasures to be found in practicing alone in a room, there is something especially satisfying about working with colleagues and sharing inspirations and ideas.

Korevaar’s program will include Beethoven’s virtuosic and introspective Sonata Op. 10, No. 3, a work that includes some of his most technically demanding and some of his most heartfelt and expressive writing, the powerful and original C-minor Sonata by the underperformed Cécile Chaminade, and twelve concert etudes by Chopin.

Hailed for his “wonderfully warm, pliant, spontaneous playing” by the Washington Post, award winning pianist David Korevaar is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator. Korevaar has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.

Recent highlights include recitals and master classes in Taipei, and a tour of Brazil, with recitals and master classes in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, João Pessoa, Recife and Natal. He has also concertized and given master classes in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan as part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy program and taught at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul. Korevaar's active career includes solo performances with the Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Japan’s Shonan Chamber Orchestra, Brazil’s Goiania Symphony, and with acclaimed conductors Guillermo Figueroa, Per Brevig, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Jorge Mester.

A passionate and committed collaborator, Korevaar is a founding member of the Boulder Piano Quartet, currently in residence at The Academy in Boulder, for which he curates a chamber music series. Korevaar performs and records with distinguished colleagues including the New York Philharmonic Ensembles.

Korevaar has appeared on some of the country’s most distinguished chamber music series at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, Spivey Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Gardner Museum, the Krannert Center, the Ordway Theater, Kennedy Center, Davies Symphony Hall and for the La Jolla Chamber Music Society, among others. Korevaar’s most recent addition to his extensive discography of nearly 40 titles is a highly acclaimed disc of world premiere recordings of piano music by the largely forgotten Italian impressionist composerLuigi Perrachio. “Perrachio’s works require a pianist with virtuosic technique and an artist’s sensitivity for producing a wide spectrum of tone color. Along with recordings of music by Beethoven, Brahms, Fauré, and Ravel, he has recorded 3 discs dedicated to the solo and chamber music of Paul Hindemith, solo piano music by Ernst von Dohnányi, and rarely heard treasures by French composers Louis Aubert and Jean Roger-Ducasse from the University of Colorado’s Ricardo Viñes Piano Music Collection. His long association with the American composer Lowell Liebermann has resulted in five recordings to date, including three collections of solo piano music, an album with flutist Alexa Still, and a chamber music compilation with clarinetist Jon Manasse, members of the Boulder Piano Quartet, and baritone Patrick Mason.

He regularly performs works by University of Colorado colleagues Michael Theodore, Mike Barnett, and Carter Pann, as well as works by aspiring and established composers in his mission to inspire future generations. Balancing an active performing schedule along with teaching at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Korevaar is a Distinguished Professor, only the second to bear that title in the College of Music and holds the Peter and Helen Weil fellowship in piano. He was also honored by the University in 2016 as a Distinguished Research Lecturer, a first in the College of Music. Dr. Korevaar is a Kawai Performing Artist.

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