News

Welcome! Here’s some news:

I’ll be back in Malta in February 2018 to serve on the jury and give a concert at the Valletta International Piano Competition.  Malta is a beautiful and interesting country, a mix of Italian, Arabic, African, Spanish, and British cultures.

In March and April I will serve as Visiting Professor of Classical Improvisation at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia, teaching improvisation workshops and lessons, giving concerts, and touring the region to perform and teach improvised music at conservatories in Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland.

The Classical Keyboard Improvisation Symposium took place at Cedarville University on September 9, 2017, with an outstanding lineup of faculty presenters (representing music institutions from five states), improv workshops, and a completely improvised concert to wrap things up.  The Classical Keyboard Improvisation Symposium is the only American conference addressing the practical elements of performing and teaching improvisation.  See the Improvisation Symposium page for more.

My new book, tentatively titled “The Pianist’s Guide to Classical Improvisation”, is now under review with a major international academic press. We expect a 2018 release date. See Improvisation page for details.