SEPF Guest Artist David Dubal

David Dubal

David Dubal

Pianist, Writer, Broadcaster,
The Juilliard School

David Dubal is internationally known as a pianist, teacher, writer, and broadcaster.

An acknowledged authority on the piano literature, Mr. Dubal’s books, The Art of the Piano, Evenings with Horowitz, Reflections from the Keyboard, and Conversations with Menuhin are highly acclaimed and have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, German, etc. He has also written numerous articles in journals, liner notes, and CD booklets for the Nimbus Grand Piano Series. He edited American Piano Music from the Civil War through World War I for International Music.

David Dubal’s video, The Golden Age of the Piano has been seen worldwide on Philips Classics VCR and Laster Disc in four languages and won him an Emmy award. He also presented a multi-media show on Horowitz for Steinway and Sons using Horowitz’s piano.

Recipient of the first ASCAP Deems Taylor award for broadcast journalism, David Dubal has won numerous awards including the coveted George Foster Peabody award. He also received a proclamation from mayor Guiliani for his services to music in New York City. During 1999 he was heard every Sunday at WQXR as host of the program The American Century - a series devoted to American music. He was music and program director of the radio station WNCN (New York City) and was also producer and commentator of innumerable special broadcasts.

Mr. Dubal has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School since 1983 and the Manhattan School of Music since 1995. At Juilliard, his series The World of the Piano is one of the most popular classes in the Evening Division.

David Dubal has conducted master classes worldwide including: Seoul National University, the Berne Conservatory in Switzerland, and in Brazil and Israel. Mr. Dubal has judged many international competitions including a series of 6 lecture-recitals at the 1989, 1993, 1997 Van Cliburn competitions. The Dubal Collection of Interviews is at the University of Maryland. He is a Housewright Eminent Scholar at Florida State University.

Currently Mr. Dubal is heard every Wednesday night at 10:00PM on WQXR in his program: Reflections From The Keyboard, The Piano in Comparative Performance. His new book, The Essential Canon of Classical Music was recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In May, 2006, Mr. Dubal received an honorary Doctor of Music from the 64 colleges of The State University of New York.

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