Pianist Gary Stegall is widely regarded as an artist of great emotional warmth tempered by a probing intellect ("he emerges as one of the most colorful, sensitive pianists I've ever experienced, like Gieseking with more solid finger technique..." -Amazon?). Highly renowned as both solo and chamber pianist, he has performed through North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Scandinavia in such cities as New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Florence, Bangkok, Lima, Singapore, Mexico City, Gothenburg (Sweden), Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.. He will performing this May in Istanbul and Vienna.
He has previously appeared as guest artist with the dePasquale String Quartet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Formerly resident pianist for the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra Soloists, he is presently resident pianist for the Beau Geste Trio (flute, cello, piano) with appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, USA.
During his studies in Brussels as a Rotary International Scholar, Dr. Stegall discovered the music of Joseph Jongen and has since introduced this Belgian Impressionist to many audiences by way of his performances and compact disc recording (Klavier/Kalmus KCD #11032 -Joseph Jongen Piano Music). This recording, which has received acclaim for the beauty of both the music and the performances, includes the world premiere recording of Jongen’s Suite en forme de sonate.
Most recently he was awarded a Fulbright Scholars Grant for five months study in Brussels, where he continued his research of Joseph Jongen.
Area of Study: Piano & Organ performance
Degree: BM - North Carolina School of the Arts, MM - University of South Carolina, DMA - University of Maryland at College Park, Diplôme/prix d’excellence avec grande distinction - Boitsfort Académie de musique, Brussels, Belgium
Office: EHFA 148