Baruch Meir

MUSIC BUILDING
TEMPE
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405

Biography

Pianist Baruch Meir has performed extensively in Austria, England, France, Israel, Portugal and throughout the United States. A Bösendorfer Concert Artist since 2003, Meir has most recently presented two solo recitals at the Bösendorfer Saal (Vienna) and at the Wise Auditorium in Jerusalem, Bates Hall in Austin, Murphy Hall in Los Angeles, and at the Toujours Mozart Festival in Salzburg.

Currently an artist/teacher professor of piano at Arizona State University, Meir maintains a busy teaching schedule in addition to his international concert career. In demand as master class clinician, Meir recently toured Korea's most prestigious music schools and universities including Seoul National University, Yonsei, Kookmin, Hanyang, Sunhwa, Kyoungbook and Seoul Arts High School, as well as at the Shanghai Conservatory in China, the Music Academy in Vienna (Austria), the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem (Israel) and various conservatories and universities in the U.S. A native of Israel, Meir is a summa cum laude graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music of Tel Aviv University, where he earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance. He holds the Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London, and a doctorate from ASU. His teachers include Valter Aufheuser, Michael Bugoslavsky, Rachel Gordon, Robert Hamilton, Pnina Salzman and Irina Zaritskaya. Meir's distinctions include the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Awards, the British Council fellowship, 1st place at the Klatzkin Competition for contemporary piano music and the ASU concerto competition, and additional awards in piano competitions worldwide.

At ASU, Professor Meir maintains a class of outstanding pianists from all over the world. His students were awarded more than 40 prizes and awards in various competitions within the past five years, including 1st place at the Young Concert Artist International Competition, the Schimmel Young Artist concerto and solo competitions, MTNA Arizona, ASU concerto competition and the grand prize at the Phoenix Symphony Guild competition. Additionally, his students regularly participate in summer music festivals in the U.S. and Europe including Aspen, Adamant, Brevard, Schlern, TCU/Cliburn Institute, IIYM, Prague, New- Paltz, Mannes and Tel-Hai.

Education

  • D.M.A. Arizona State University
  • Master's degree. Piano Perfomance (Summa Cum Laude), Rubin Academy of Music of Tel Aviv University
  • Bachelor's degree. Piano Perfomance (Summa Cum Laude), Rubin Academy of Music of Tel Aviv University
  • Artist Diploma. Royal College of Music in London

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