Irish pianist Peter Mack is in great demand as a performer, clinician, adjudicator, and teacher. Celebrated for his moving playing and his easy rapport with audiences, he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Australia, India, and the former Soviet Union. He is the winner of the New Orleans, Young Keyboard Artists, and Pacific International Piano Competitions. His prize in the Sherman-Clay competition included a Steinway grand piano. Naturally, he is a Steinway artist!
Peter Mack is well known for his extensive repertoire, having performed twenty-six concertos with orchestras. A choral scholar at Trinity College Dublin, and a fellow of Trinity College London, he has a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Washington. His principal teachers are Frank Heneghan and Bela Siki.
In 2013, Dr. Mack received the extraordinary honor of being asked to deliver both the Advanced Piano Masterclass at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) annual convention in California and the Masterclass for MTNA Winners at the biennial National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) in Illinois. His students are frequent winners of local, national, and international competitions. He is the proud teacher of nineteen MTNA national finalists, and two MTNA national first place winners.
A former board member of MTNA, Peter Mack was the chair of the MTNA National Conference Planning Committee for the 2014 Chicago conference. In 2015, he was selected as an MTNA Foundation Fellow, a program that “honors deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to the music world and the music teaching profession.”
Peter Mack’s recent engagements include performances in two of the most acoustically perfect performance spaces in Europe; the Salle Cortot of the Ecole Normale in Paris, and the Haydnsaal of the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. Dr. Mack is Professor of Piano Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
“Mack is one of those lucky ones, born with a completely balanced set of talents. He has perfect piano hands, his technique is all but infallible, he has boundless temperament, style and taste, and above all, he communicates directly…. In all capacities he is indefatigable….”
Peter Mack will perform a Solo Lecture Recital on Sunday, July 10, at 6 pm in the Chapel on the 1901 Hamburg Steinway.