Now in his twentieth year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of solo piano repertoire ranging from Haydn to the present. He has been heard on four continents in recital, concerti and chamber music, and in recent years has presented the world premieres of works of John Harbison, Peter Child, Scott Wheeler and other significant American composers. 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.

Mr. Deveau has performed frequently in New York at Town Hall, Merkin Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, and Lincoln Center, as well as a myriad of other series throughout the US and Canada. Internationally, Mr. Deveau made his debut concert tour of mainland China in early 2005, where he performed a New Year’s solo recital in Beijing at the Zhong Shan Music Hall in the Forbidden City, and the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in Qingdao. Both performances were broadcast on China Central Television.  A music faculty member at MIT since 1988, Deveau has given master classes in piano and chamber music at Harvard, Dartmouth, the San Francisco Conservatory, Boston University, New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music.

“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

“…pianist David Deveau…provided a strong, powerful and intelligent foundation for Stoltzman’s flights…Deveau’s heroic, powerful, un-showy way with the difficult piano part provided enough gravity to hold the work together.”  Boston Musical Intelligencer 


HAYDN: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23
LISZT: Funérailles
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll (arr. Josef Rubinstein)
Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76, No. 2
Capriccio in C-sharp minor, Op. 76, No. 5
Intermezzo in C major, Op. 119 No.3
SCHUMANN: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17


David released his newest CD Siegfried Idyll on the Steinway Classics label September 11, 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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