Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association

Student Master Class with Aaron Wunsch on Zoom

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February 6th, 2021

Members, Please check your email for the Zoom Link on February 6 at 4pm.

Participants and Teachers $20.  See the events page to pay online.

Praised for his bold interpretations and communicative sensitivity, pianist Aaron Wunsch appears regularly on concert stages throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. A ten-city solo recital tour of China garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience responses.  A vigorous proponent of contemporary music, he has worked closely with many renowned composers, and has performed new works during Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music. These performances and others, including many world premieres, can be heard on major radio stations.

Mr. Wunsch began his studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, which awarded him the school’s First Prize for five consecutive years.  Afterwards he studied with many revered pianists, including Peter Frankl, Andras Schiff, Claude Frank, Emmanuel Ax, Steven Kovacevich, Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, and Joseph Kalichstein.  Mr. Wunsch received his Bachelor’s degree cum laude from Yale University, which granted him the Henry Hart Rice Prize for the best essay in International Studies, entitled “The Impact of Ideologies upon the Formation of Music.” He received a Fulbright Grant for further studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied piano under renowned pedagogue Karlheinz Kämmerling. He completed his Master’s and Doctoral degrees at The Juilliard School under pianist Robert McDonald ane received the Richard F. French Prize, the school’s highest honor for doctoral students.

Already an accomplished teacher, Mr. Wunsch is a faculty member at both the Juilliard School and at William Paterson University. He regularly gives master classes at conservatories and universities throughout Asia.  He frequently lectures about American music and is Artistic Director of the acclaimed Music Mondays concert series in New York City.

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