Primary Instrument: Piano
First prize winner of the Citta di Barletta International Piano Competition, Hilary Demske,piano, is a native of Dallas, Texas. Hilary holds a Doctorate in performance from theUniversity of Michigan, a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music, where her awards include the Van Cliburn, Alice Shaw Farber, and Marie Dring scholarships. She also studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, Germany (the Munich Conservatory), where she won the highest graduate honor, the Meisterklasse Diploma in performance. Her principal teachers include Julian Martin, Logan Skelton, and Margarita Höhenrieder.
Notable solo venues include the Steinway House in Munich, Mendelssohn House in Leipzig, Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum in Dresden, Richard-Wagner Museum in Pirna, the Rococco Saal in Augsburg, Fischer Klavier Haus in Swäbisch Hall, Steinway House New York, and other venues in Dresden, Rome, Tel Aviv, Asturias, Sicily, England, Canada and the United States.
She has been featured on Bavaria's national radio station (Bayerische Rundfunk), Houston Public Radio's From The Top, and has been published in Munich Found, the city's largest English language magazine. She has presented papers at a wide range of international conferences, including the Performing Tangier conference in Morocco, the European Piano Teachers Association conference in Serbia, and the International Grieg Festival in Florida. Previous teaching positions include the University of Michigan and the State University of New York at Fredonia, where sheserved as the secretary of the New York State Music Teachers Association.
An avid performer of contemporary music, Hilary has collaborated with George Tsontakis, Stephen Hough, and Michael Daugherty. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano and Head of Keyboard Studies at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.
Henry Martin: Selected Piano Music
May 1, 2010
Tracks: Pippa's Song, Inventiones, New Prelude and Fuge XVI, Four Jazz Scenes.
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