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.
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