David Korevaar Shigeru Kawai Artist

“David has performed globally, with recent highlights including recitals in Taipei and Brazil.”

Dr. David Korevaar

Jazz Pianist, Shigeru Kawai Artist

Dr. David Korevaar

Weil Professor of Piano University of Colorado

David Korevaar is an award-winning solo pianist, chamber musician and collaborator.

He began piano studies aged 6 with Sherman Storr, a former faculty member of the CU College of Music. By age 13 he was a student of Earl Wild. At age 20 he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School. He completed his studies with a Doctorate degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Abbey Simon.

He has performed globally, with recent highlights including recitals in Taipei and Brazil. He has also concertized in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, a part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy program, and taught at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

Korevaar is a dedicated solo performer, performing with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Louisville Orchestra, Brazil’s Goiania Symphony and Japan’s Shonan Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with famed conductors, including Guillermo Figueroa, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Jorge Mester and Per Brevig.

He is a founding member of the Boulder Piano Quartet, which is currently in residence at The Academy in Boulder and a founding member of the Prometheus Piano Quartet. He also performs with Takács Quartet, as well as a number of colleagues including violinists Charles Wetherbee and Anne Akiko Myers, violists Geraldine Walther and Matthew Dane, flutists Alexa Still and Christina Jennings and cellists David Requiro and Peter Wyrick.

He is fanatical about championing the work of other composers and has performed and recorded works by David Carlson, Robert Xavier, Lera Auerbach, Paul Schonfield and Aaron Jay Kernis among others.

Alongside his touring schedule, Korevaar is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he is only the second person to bear that tile in the College of Music. Before joining the University of Colorado, he taught at the Westport School of Music in Connecticut.

If that weren’t enough, Korevaar is an accomplished composer who has composed works for solo piano, a piano concerto, chamber ensemble, and chamber orchestra.

His work has been widely recognized and he is the recipient of the Richard French award from the Juilliard School, top prizes from the University of Maryland William Kapell International Piano Competition as well as the prize for best performance of French music at the Robert Casadesus International Competition.

David Korevaar Shigeru Kawai Artist

“Playing Shigeru Kawai I have an ability to completely express my self”

Dr. David Korevaar

Shigeru Kawai

Dr. David Korevaar Peformances

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