Dr. Daniel Immel
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Pianist Daniel Immel is Assistant Professor of Music at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. His primary teachers have included Madeleine Forte, James Cook, Luba Edlina-Dubinsky, and Gregory Allen.
He has coached in masterclasses with several artists, including Martin Canin, Nelita True, Jay Gottlieb, Philippe Entremont, Philippe Bianconi, and Frederic Augessy. He holds performance degrees from Boise State University, Indiana University, and the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Performance Diploma from the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France. His solo and collaborative performances have led him to perform in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Russia. He was a finalist in the Vienna International Music Competition in 2008, and received second prize in the 2007 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York. He recently collaborated with the Cypress String Quartet for the Louisiana Tech Concert Association's 2009-10 season, as well as saxophonist Todd Oxford at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. The New York Concert Review praised his ability to "successfully transform himself from empathetic collaborator to independent soloist several times and rightly received equal billing." He collaborated with Oxford for his second solo CD, "Tango Magnetism," which was recently released by Equilibrium Records.
Dr. Immel is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, and has held previous teaching posts at Washington State University and Louisiana Tech University. He advocates for the performance of new piano literature, as he specializes in the performance and research of twentieth and twenty-first century music. His recent series of lecture recitals on Ligeti's "Etudes for Piano" were met with critical acclaim.