Peter Dugan,


Pianist Peter Dugan has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “stunning” and by the SF Chronicle as “fearlessly athletic.” He is heard nationwide as the host of NPR’s beloved program From the Top. This year he debuts at Wigmore Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and can be heard as the piano soloist on a new release of Ives’ Fourth Symphony from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. A sought-after multi-genre artist, Mr. Dugan has performed with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. The Wall Street Journal described Dugan’s collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” Dugan has been presented in chamber music recitals by Carnegie Hall, Music at Menlo, and recently in recital with Joshua Bell at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival. He has soloed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. His debut album with baritone John Brancy pays homage to composers who lived through, fought, and died in WWI. Brancy and Dugan have toured this program to critical acclaim at venues including The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and the United States Naval Academy. Together they won first prize at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition. Dugan holds degrees from The Juilliard School, where he studied under Matti Raekallio. He resides in New York City with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, and serves on the faculty at the Juilliard School Evening Division. Dugan is a Yamaha Artist.