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Bill-John Newbrough, Piano

Bill-John Newbrough, Piano


Born in Chicago, Bill-John Newbrough began his piano studies at age eight. Completing his preparatory studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in music from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Music degree, Doctor of Musical Arts degree,
and Artist Diploma in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His piano teachers have included Leon Fleisher, Haggai Niv, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Dominique Weber, and Gilbert Kalish.

Newbrough has received numerous awards and honors. Most recently, he
was a finalist in the 2007 Simone Belsky International Piano
Competition in Hartford, CT. He has won first prizes at the Yale Gordon
Concerto Competition (with an honorary gold medallion and award
performance with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra), the San Francisco
Symphony Young Musicians' Awards, and second prize at the Young
Keyboard Artists International Piano Competition held at Oberlin. Other
awards have included a Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship from the
University of Illinois, the Eisner Award and Hertz Fellowship from the
University of California at Berkeley, and a 1989 BPAC Artist of the
Year Award.

Newbrough made his international debut in 1992 at the Sydney Opera House, performing Rachmaninoff's 1st Piano Concerto with the California Youth Symphony on their Australian concert tour. He has performed Liszt's 2nd
Piano Concerto with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, Newbrough
was the only American, of nine pianists worldwide, invited to perform
at the prestigious Franz Liszt International Piano Masterclasses in
Utrecht, The Netherlands. Other notable concert engagements have
included a three week concert tour of South Korea, and performances at
Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, the French embassy in Washington, D.C.,
the Chateau de La Gesse in Toulouse, France, the Chopin Foundation in
San Francisco, and the Van Cliburn Piano Institute in Ft. Worth, Texas.

was recently featured on "Great Discoveries" on the Discovery Channel
HD, and he has made five appearances on the acclaimed nationally
syndicated television series "Grand Piano." Many of his performances
have been broadcast on radio, including "Live from Hochstein" in
Rochester, New York.

addition to being a classically trained pianist, Newbrough has
performed his own hymn arrangements in churches, colleges, and charity
and benefit concerts across the United States and Canada. His sacred
piano CDs, entitled "The Sacred Tradition" and "Benediction," are
available on the Mark Custom Recordings label. He has also recently
produced a DVD, entitled "Benediction," which features classical piano
works with sacred themes. At present, Dr. Newbrough is Associate
Professor of Piano at Houghton College, NY, where he teaches studio
piano, advanced Aural Skills, piano ensemble, and piano literature.

Performances by Bill-John Newbrough

Composer Title Date Action
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-sharp minor 01/14/2009 Play Add to playlist
Frédéric Chopin Scherzo No. 3 in c-sharp minor, Op. 39 01/27/2009 Play Add to playlist
Frédéric Chopin Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18 01/08/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johann Sebastian Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 from Cantata BWV 140 01/18/2009 Play Add to playlist
Carl Reinecke Flute Sonata "Undine," Op. 167 01/20/2009 Play Add to playlist
Giulio Briccialdi Il Carnivale di Venezia, Op. 78 01/24/2009 Play Add to playlist
Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune 01/19/2009 Play Add to playlist
Paul Schoenfield Achat Sha’alti 01/14/2009 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte 01/14/2009 Play Add to playlist

Bill-John Newbrough Concerts

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