David Pasbrig, piano
Pianist David Pasbrig has received critical and audience acclaim throughout the United States and Far East. New York Times columnist Rena Fruchter calls him a brilliant and versatile artist, The Albany Times Union says Pasbrig was simply marvelous throughout and the Classical New Jersey Society Journal calls him one of the most elegant pianists in the New Jersey-Philadelphia area.
Known for his Impressive...range of tonal qualities and technical finesse (Schenectady Gazette) and a rare ability to reach across into the audience (New York Times reviewer Rena Fruchter), Pasbrig is equally in demand as soloist, chamber musician, adjudicator and pedagogue. He has been heard in Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center, The Kennedy Center, The Seoul Performing Arts Center (Korea) and The Academy of Music. Recent engagements include masterclasses and concerts in Shenyang, Dalian, Panju and Beijing, China; concerts with Ann Fontinella at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra at Verizon Hall; at the Scotia Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and with the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with artists including Sergiu Schwartz, David Arnold, Laurie Heimes, members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and is a founding member of the TRIPOD trio. He can be heard on Centaur and New World Records.
Increasingly in demand as an adjudicator, Mr. Pasbrig has served on panels for the Institute of International Education’s prestigious Fulbright Fellowship Screening Panel, for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Greenfield Competition, for several State Music Teachers Association Competitions, and many others.
As an early member of the New Jersey based Music For All Seasons, Mr. Pasbrig has performed in many unusual settings in an effort to bring music to those who may not be able to attend concerts in a traditional setting. This includes performances in diverse places such as children’s hospitals, prisons, retirement homes and senior centers. He has also performed locally in concerts to benefit humanitarian causes such as AIDS research.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Pasbrig has studied at The Peabody Conservatory, The Banff Centre For The Arts, and Temple University where he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the direction of Harvey Wedeen. His teachers have included Marian Hahn, Seymour Lipkin, Charles Abramovic, Lambert Orkis and Harvey Wedeen. A dedicated teacher himself, Mr. Pasbrig was Associate Director of Keyboard Studies at Luzerne Music Center in Lake Luzerne, NY for 10 years, the Associate Director of The Rivers School Summer Chamber Music Program in Boston, MA for 2 years, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
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