Summer 2017 Artists

David Korevaar, piano

David Korevaar, piano

Pianist David Korevaar balances his active performing schedule with teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is the Peter and Helen Weil Professor of Piano. He is a 2016 honoree as Distinguished Research Lecturer at the University of Colorado.

Since his New York debut at Town Hall in 1985, Korevaar has performed in many roles, as solo recitalist, as soloist with orchestra, as chamber musician and collaborator, as well as
(more recently) expanding into the world of theater and dance. He has performed throughout the United States, and he is heard frequently in his home state of Colorado. Internationally, he has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, and around Europe from Riga, Latvia to Heidelberg, Germany. He is a frequent visitor to Japan, performing and teaching. He has also performed and taught in Central Asia under the auspices of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy program. In May 2016, Korevaar spent two weeks teaching at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul. 

A passionate and committed collaborator, Korevaar is a founding member of the Boulder Piano Quartet, currently resident at The Academy in Boulder, and performed for many years as a member of the Clavier Trio. He is a regular guest with the Takács Quartet, and has collaborated with other ensembles including the Manhattan, Colorado, Shanghai, and Chester Quartets. He continues to perform and record with distinguished colleagues including violinists Charles Wetherbee, Harumi Rhodes, Edward Dusinberre, violists Geraldine Walther and Matthew Dane, flutist Christina Jennings, among others.   

Korevaar’s most recent additions to his extensive discography are a Chopin CD for MSR Classics, featuring a compelling selection of the composer’s piano masterpieces, and a disc for Naxos with Charles Wetherbee of world‐premiere recordings of works for violin and viola with piano by the Hungarian‐born Parisian composer Tibor Harsányi. Korevaar is well‐known for his Bach recordings, which include the Six Partitas, Goldberg Variations, and both books of the Well‐Tempered Clavier. His explorations of standard repertoire include a discs of Beethoven Sonatas, Brahms Variations, music by Ravel, and more. He has also recorded solo and chamber music of Paul Hindemith (three discs), solo piano music by Ernst von Dohnányi, a disc of Fauré, and rarely heard treasures by French composers including Aubert and Roger‐Ducasse from the University of Colorado’s Ricardo Viñes Piano Music Collection. His work with the American composer Lowell Liebermann has resulted in four CDs to date, including two collections of solo piano music, an album with flutist Alexa Still, and a chamber music compilation with members of the Boulder Piano Quartet and baritone Patrick Mason.