Piano Series: October

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Join the Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies Department for our October Piano Series, featuring John McQuaig. A light reception to follow the concert. RSVP on NYU Engage.


Liszt, Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Debussy, Estampes


John McQuaig, a native of Lititz, Pennsylvania received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Ithaca College where he studied with Dr. Charis Dimaras. He has been performing in public recitals since the age of six, and was awarded numerous prizes in his youth. While at Ithaca College, he was a finalist in the Ithaca College Concerto Competition playing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. In his fourth year, he was the winner of the Mary Hayes North Senior Piano Competition playing works by Mussorgsky, Scriabin, and Debussy. 
In the Spring of 2015, John played as part of the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble under the baton of Dr. Stephen Peterson during the ensemble’s performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

While at NYU Steinhardt, John was selected from his studio to perform in the Piano Honors Recital alongside other distinguished colleagues. He has played in lessons and masterclasses taught by such pianists as Bernd Glemser, Andrew Appel, Jeffrey Swann, John O’Conor, Santiago Rodriguez, Claire Huangci, Mykola Suk, Eduard Zilberkant, Dmitry Rachmanov, and Gesa Lücker. 

John is currently studying with Jeffrey Swann and pursuing his Master of Music in Performance and an Advanced Certificate in Performance and Pedagogy. He is appointed as Adjunct Faculty teaching keyboarding skills class and private piano lessons to undergraduate music and non-music majors.