D.M.A. Piano Performance, Temple University
Pianist David Pasbrig has received critical and audience acclaim throughout the United States and Far East. New York Times Music Columnist Rena Fruchter calls him “a brilliant and versatile artist,” the Albany Times Union says “Pasbrig was simply marvelous throughout” and the Classical New Jersey Society Journal calls him “one of the most elegant pianists in the New Jersey-Philadelphia area.”
Known for his “Impressive…range of tonal qualities and technical finesse” (Schenectady Gazette) and “rare ability to reach across into the audience and present his interpretations in a vivid and meaningful way” (NYT columnist Rena Fruchter), Pasbrig is equally in demand as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. He has been heard in Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center, The Kennedy Center, The Seoul Performing Arts Center (Korea) and The Academy of Music. Recent engagements include masterclasses and concerts in Shenyang, Dalian, Panju and Beijing, China; concerts with Ann Fontinella at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra at Verizon Hall; at the Scotia Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia; with the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival and with the West Jersey Chamber Music Society. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with artists including Sergiu Schwartz, David Arnold, Laurie Heimes, members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and is a founding member of the TRIPOD trio. In addition to his own CD of Schubert, Respighi and Rachmaninoff, he can be heard on Centaur and New World Records.
As an early member of the New Jersey based Music For All Seasons, Pasbrig has performed in many unusual settings in an effort to bring music to those who may not be able to attend concerts in a traditional setting. This includes performances in diverse places such as children’s hospitals, prisons, retirement homes and senior centers. He has also performed locally in concerts to benefit humanitarian causes such as AIDS research.
In addition to being a pianist, Pasbrig is a recording engineer and producer, and has recorded for television, radio and CD. He has recorded for the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation in Germany, for composers Michael Kamen, Matthew Greenbaum and Maurice Wright, for Tempesta di Mare, The Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble, members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and many others.
His teachers have included Marian Hahn, Seymour Lipkin, Charles Abramovic, Lambert Orkis and Harvey Wedeen. A dedicated teacher himself, Pasbrig is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Piano and was Associate Director of Keyboard Studies at Luzerne Music Center in Lake Luzerne, NY for 10 years, was the Associate Director of The Rivers School Summer Chamber Music Program in Boston, MA for 2 years.