Artistic Director

David Deveau

“A splendid pianist!” –The Boston Globe

Now in his 20th year as Artistic Director of Rockport Music, pianist David Deveau has been acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of repertoire ranging from Haydn to the present. He has earned enthusiastic praise from major publications, including The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeSan Francisco Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMinneapolis TribuneSan Diego Union-Tribune, Washington PostAmerican Record GuideLe Figaro (Paris) and China Daily (Beijing). Mr. Deveau’s orchestral engagements over the last three decades include solo performances with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh and Houston symphonies, the St. Louis and Miami symphonies, and many others. Locally, he has appeared on many occasions as soloist with the Boston Pops, the Handel and Haydn Society, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic. In New York he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall and the Metropolitan Museum. He has also appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., San Francisco’s Herbst Theater, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall and on myriad other series throughout the United States and Canada.

Mr. Deveau has performed with members of the Juilliard, Shanghai, Jupiter, Cleveland, Borromeo, Muir, Ying, Kronos, Brentano and St. Lawrence string quartets, and has been a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, most recently performing in the 2009 and 2012 seasons. Festival engagements include Tanglewood, Caramoor, Wolf Trap, Mainly Mozart, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Strings Festival (Colorado), the Montana Music Festival and the Olympic Festival, among many others.

On June 9, 2010, David Deveau, along with violinist Bayla Keyes and cellist Michael Reynolds, performed the world premiere of Scott Wheeler’s piano trio Granite Coast in the inaugural concert of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, receiving rave reviews from The New York Times and other national and local press. In September 2010 Deveau made his second concert tour of China, this time with appearances in Shanghai, following his debut tour in 2006 with concerts in Beijing and Qingdao. In November 2012 he made his first tour of Taiwan, with performances and masterclasses in Taipei and Tainan, where he also lectured at the Tainan National University for the Arts at the school’s annual International Music Symposium.

A music faculty member at MIT since 1988, Mr. Deveau has given masterclasses in piano and chamber music at Harvard, Dartmouth, the San Francisco Conservatory, Boston University, New England Conservatory and Longy School of Music. A graduate of New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School, his principal teacher was Russell Sherman; other mentors were Beveridge Webster, Veronica Jochum and Gaby Casadesus. Mr. Deveau is heard internationally on PRI, as well as on the BBC, CBC, NPR, CCTV, and on commercially available recordings on Albany, Centaur and EcoClassics.

“Altogether, this recital was, in short, one of those musical events that linger long in the memory – not for grandeur of effect and not for dazzlement, but for lyric expression that goes straight to the heart of the matter.”  The New York Times

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CD RELEASE: David released his newest CD Siegfried Idyll on the Steinway Classics label September 2015.  Hear excerpts from the CD in our Music Library.  The New York Times CD review hailed that, “…the pianist David Deveau gives a sensitive account of a fascinating solo piano transcription of Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll…”  Read the full review

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Side Photo: Michael Lutch Photography

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Artistic Director

David Deveau

“A splendid pianist!” –The Boston Globe

Now in his 20th year as Artistic Director of Rockport Music, pianist David Deveau has been acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of repertoire ranging from Haydn to the present. He has earned enthusiastic praise from major publications, including The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeSan Francisco Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMinneapolis TribuneSan Diego Union-Tribune, Washington PostAmerican Record GuideLe Figaro (Paris) and China Daily (Beijing). Mr. Deveau’s orchestral engagements over the last three decades include solo performances with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh and Houston symphonies, the St. Louis and Miami symphonies, and many others. Locally, he has appeared on many occasions as soloist with the Boston Pops, the Handel and Haydn Society, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic. In New York he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall and the Metropolitan Museum. He has also appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., San Francisco’s Herbst Theater, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall and on myriad other series throughout the United States and Canada.

Mr. Deveau has performed with members of the Juilliard, Shanghai, Jupiter, Cleveland, Borromeo, Muir, Ying, Kronos, Brentano and St. Lawrence string quartets, and has been a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, most recently performing in the 2009 and 2012 seasons. Festival engagements include Tanglewood, Caramoor, Wolf Trap, Mainly Mozart, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Strings Festival (Colorado), the Montana Music Festival and the Olympic Festival, among many others.

On June 9, 2010, David Deveau, along with violinist Bayla Keyes and cellist Michael Reynolds, performed the world premiere of Scott Wheeler’s piano trio Granite Coast in the inaugural concert of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, receiving rave reviews from The New York Times and other national and local press. In September 2010 Deveau made his second concert tour of China, this time with appearances in Shanghai, following his debut tour in 2006 with concerts in Beijing and Qingdao. In November 2012 he made his first tour of Taiwan, with performances and masterclasses in Taipei and Tainan, where he also lectured at the Tainan National University for the Arts at the school’s annual International Music Symposium.

A music faculty member at MIT since 1988, Mr. Deveau has given masterclasses in piano and chamber music at Harvard, Dartmouth, the San Francisco Conservatory, Boston University, New England Conservatory and Longy School of Music. A graduate of New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School, his principal teacher was Russell Sherman; other mentors were Beveridge Webster, Veronica Jochum and Gaby Casadesus. Mr. Deveau is heard internationally on PRI, as well as on the BBC, CBC, NPR, CCTV, and on commercially available recordings on Albany, Centaur and EcoClassics.

“Altogether, this recital was, in short, one of those musical events that linger long in the memory – not for grandeur of effect and not for dazzlement, but for lyric expression that goes straight to the heart of the matter.”  The New York Times

Siegfried Idyll CD cover 160

CD RELEASE: David released his newest CD Siegfried Idyll on the Steinway Classics label September 2015.  Hear excerpts from the CD in our Music Library.  The New York Times CD review hailed that, “…the pianist David Deveau gives a sensitive account of a fascinating solo piano transcription of Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll…”  Read the full review

PHOTO CREDIT: Header: Paul Carey Goldberg
Side Photo: Michael Lutch Photography