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Douglas Humpherys, February 2013


On Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., Douglas Humpherys, inaugural gold medalist of the prestigious Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and Chair of the piano department at Eastman School of Music, will be performing a solo piano recital in Bryan Hall Theatre at Washington State University. Douglas Humpherys' concert career has spanned more than three decades across four continents, including solo recitals in Moscow, Berlin, Hamburg, Prague, Venice, Dublin, Montenegro, Serbia, Buenos Aires, Beijings, Seoul, and Taipei, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. He has recorded for the Gina Bachauer Piano Foundation, American Public Radio, and has been featured in live performances on affiliates of NPR and PBS.  The concert will include Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, Schubert’s Sonata in A minor D. 784, Ravel’s Sonatine, and Scarlatti’s Sonatas K. 184 and 421.
Mr. Humpherys completed graduate degrees at the Juilliard School (MM) and the Eastman School of Music (DMA). His students have won numerous major competition prizes including the Honens, Cleveland, Hilton Head, Osaka, and Pacific International Competitions, and two recent national first-prize winners of the MTNA/Steinway Young Artists Competition.  In high demand as a teacher, Humpherys has been appointed to visiting residencies or professorships at the Middle School of the Central Conservatory in Beijing, Yonsei University in Seoul, and the University of Michigan.  He has taught literally hundreds of master classes at universities and conservatories including the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, most of the major conservatories in China, Seoul National University, National Taiwan Normal University, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Northwestern University, Oberlin School of Music, and Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary.  

A masterclass including WSU students and students from WSMTA District VII will be held Feb. 2 at 1:30 pm.

To audition for the masterclass with Douglas Humpherys, please send a CD/DVD/MP3 of the work you wish to perform (all repertoire is acceptable) by January 16 (deadline extended!) to:

Dr. Jeffrey Savage
Washington State University
School of Music
P.O. Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300

MP3 can be emailed to: Please include email, phone, and address contact information, as well as current private teacher email and phone.

Notification of selected participants will be made by January 18. Entrants not selected for the masterclass will be eligible for the honor’s recital held at WSU directly after the masterclass.

All events are free and open to the public.




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