Douglas Humpherys, professor and chair of the piano department at Eastman School of Music, will perform a solo recital at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Eppley Auditorium as part of the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.
Douglas Humpherys, professor and chair of the piano department at Eastman School of Music, will perform a solo recital at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave., as part of the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.
The recital will include works by Haydn, Mozart, Dutilleux, Ravel and Liszt. The performance is free and open to the public.
Since winning the gold medal at the very first Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Humpherys’ concert career has spanned four decades across four continents. In recent years, he has performed in many of the major cities of Asia. He is a frequent guest artist in Beijing and has presented concerts and lecture-recitals throughout the Chinese conservatory and university system. In 2002, he made his Korean debut in Seoul, and during a 2007 tour of Taiwan, he performed in the cities of Taipei, Tainan, and Kaohsiung.
Humpherys also has performed in Europe, with solo concerts in Moscow, Novgorod, Berlin, Hamburg, Prague, Venice and Dublin and additional engagements in Germany, Spain, Armenia, the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Serbia. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada and is frequently a guest artist at conferences of the Music Teachers National Association. He has recorded for the Gina Bachauer Piano Foundation and American Public Radio, and he has been featured in live performances on affiliates of NPR and PBS. He concertizes in Argentina with Teachers del Norte-Pianists del Sur, a project sponsored in part by the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Humpherys has a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Eastman School of Music. In high demand as a teacher, he 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 hundreds of master classes at universities and conservatories. He also has been a faculty member and adjudicator at numerous international piano festivals and competitions. Humpherys is artistic director of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. He also is listed on the artist roster for Steinway and Sons.