Peter Dugan,

piano

Peter’s debut solo performances with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony were described by the Los Angeles Times as “stunning” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as “fearlessly athletic.” He has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. This season Peter made his Houston Symphony debut and can be heard nationwide as a guest host of NPR’s From The Top. Prizing versatility as the key to the future of classical music, he is equally at home in classical, jazz, and pop idioms.

A sought-after multi-genre artist, Peter has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. The Wall Street Journal described Peter’s collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” His recent chamber music recitals include the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Music@Menlo, and a Weill Hall debut presented by Carnegie Hall.  His debut album with baritone John Brancy, A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song, pays homage to composers who lived through, fought in, and died in the Great War. The duo won first prize at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition and second prize at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.

Peter advocates the importance of music in the community and at all levels of society. As a founding creator of Operation Superpower, a superhero opera for children, he has travelled to dozens of schools in the greater New York area, performing for students and encouraging them to use their talents – their superpowers–for good.

Peter holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied under Matti Raekallio. He lives in New York City with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, and serves on the piano faculty at The Juilliard School Evening Division. Mr. Dugan is a Yamaha Artist.