Hailed Hailed for his “wonderfully warm, pliant, spontaneous playing” by the Washington Post, award winning pianist David Korevaar is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator. Korevaar has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.
Korevaar's active career includes solo performances with the Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Japan’s Shonan Chamber Orchestra, Brazil’s Goiania Symphony, and with acclaimed conductors Guillermo Figueroa, Per Brevig, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Jorge Mester.
Recent and upcoming performances include a tour of Brazil, a performance of The Goldberg Variations for the Boulder Bach Festival’s season opener, a performance at Rocky Ridge Music Center, concerts with the Boulder Piano Quartet, a recital and presentation for the Kansas Music Teachers Association and as the featured soloist in Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra for the Colorado Ballets’ production of George Balanchine’s Rubies.
A passionate and committed collaborator, Korevaar is a founding member of the Boulder Piano Quartet. He performs regularly with the Takács Quartet, and recently appeared with them on the Great Performers Series at New York’s Lincoln Center. He will again appear with the Takács Quartet in 2024 in a performance of Florence Price’s Piano Quintet. Korevaar has performed and recorded with distinguished colleagues including the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, violinists Anne Akiko Myers, Vadim Gluzman, Chee-Yun, Harumi Rhodes, Edward Dusinberre, Emi Ohi Resnick, Philip Quint, and the late Charles Wetherbee, violists Geraldine Walther and Matthew Dane, cellists David Requiro and Peter Wyrick, flutists Alexa Still and Christina Jennings, baritone Andrew Garland, mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims, and the Carpe Diem, Shanghai, Manhattan, and Colorado Quartets.
Korevaar’s most recent addition to his extensive discography of over 50 titles is a highly acclaimed disc of world premiere recordings of piano music by the largely forgotten Italian impressionist composer Luigi Perrachio. This fall will see a new release with the Carpe Diem Quartet that will include the Quintets of Perrachio and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Other recordings with violinist Wetherbee include works by Iranian-American composer Reza Vali, and the three violin sonatas by Russian/German composer Paul Juon. Current releases include Richard Danielpour’s The Celestial Circus for two pianos and three percussionists with pianist Angelina Gadeliya. Other recent releases include the third volume of Lowell Liebermann’s piano music, a compelling Chopin recital, and world premiere recordings of music for violin and piano by Hungarian-born Parisian composer Tibor Harsányi with Charles Wetherbee.
Korevaar is well-known for his Bach recordings, including the Six Partitas, Goldberg Variations, and the two books of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Along with recordings of music by Beethoven, Brahms, Fauré, and Ravel, he has recorded 3 discs dedicated to the solo and chamber music of Paul Hindemith, solo piano music by Ernst von Dohnányi, and rarely heard treasures by French composers Louis Aubert and Jean Roger-Ducasse. His long association with composer Lowell Liebermann has resulted in five recordings to date, including three collections of solo piano music, an album with flutist Alexa Still, and a chamber music compilation with clarinetist Jon Manasse, members of the Boulder Piano Quartet, and baritone Patrick Mason. Future recording projects include the Sonatas of Beethoven.
Korevaar is dedicated to championing the works of contemporary composers and has performed and recorded works by John Cage, Lera Auerbach, Paul Schoenfield, Aaron Jay Kernis, George Rochberg, George Crumb, and performed the New York premiere of Harrison’s Clocks by Harrison Birtwistle. He regularly performs works by University of Colorado colleagues Michael Theodore, Mike Barnett, and Carter Pann.
Of special interest, he has also concertized and given master classes in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan as part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy program and taught at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul.
Balancing an active performing schedule along with teaching at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Korevaar was also honored by the University as a Distinguished Research Lecturer, a first in the College of Music.
David Korevaar earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he continued his studies with Earl Wild. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Juilliard School as a student of Abbey Simon.
When not performing and teaching David enjoys reading and running and hiking in the Colorado mountains.
For more information visit www.davidkorevaar.com
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