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José Feghali

 

José FeghaliGold Medalist and winner of the Chamber Music prize at the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, JOSÉ FEGHALI has been Artist-in-Residence at TCU’s School of Music since 1990. He has appeared in over 1000 performances worldwide, including appearances with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Gewandhaus of Leipzig, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, London Symphony, Birmingham Symphony, National Symphony of Spain, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Shanghai and Beijing symphonies. In the USA, he has appeared in all the major cities and in virtually every state of the nation, including performances with the orchestras of Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and the National Symphony, and has worked with many eminent conductors including Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, Yuri Temirkanov and Leonard Slatkin. Recital appearances include performances at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Orchestra Hall, Kennedy Center , Ambassador Auditorium, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bass Hall and the Meyerson Symphony Center . Solo and concerto performances have taken him to Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey, China, Singapore, Hong-Kong and several countries in Latin America.

 

Equally active as a recitalist, José has appeared on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Ambassador Auditorium and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. He has also performed in the major concert halls of the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Latin America. An avid chamber musician, he has participated in many chamber festivals in the US and abroad, as well as in collaboration with James Galway, Truls Mørk, Antonio Meneses, Alisa Weilerstein , Edgar Meyer, David Shifrin, Olivier Charlier, Régis Pasquier, Tokyo String quartet and John Vickers. He has been a judge at several international piano competitions, gives regular masterclasses and is a member of the faculty at both the PianoTexas and Mimir Chamber Music Festivals.

 

His recordings are available on the Naxos , Koss and VAI labels. José has worked as producer, recording and mastering engineer in over 50 commercial and non-commercial recording projects, and was the remastering engineer for the Van Cliburn Competition’s Retrospective series of CDs on the VAI label. New CDs, including solo and chamber recitals, will be released next season.

 

José is Coordinator of Internet Technologies for TCU’s School of Music, where he was awarded the Mike Ferrari Award for his work with Internet2 and video conferencing and streaming technology. He was invited to give presentations at the annual Performing Arts conferences of both Internet2 and the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA) on the application of Microsoft Research’s ConferenceXP software in music and arts education. While investigating the program’s capabilities for possible use in long-distance music events, he discovered and corrected a flaw in the software’s code that had until then made it incapable of utilizing high fidelity sound in real-time conferencing applications.

 

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