B.A., B.M, Oberlin College, English and Piano Performance; M.M., D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory.
Dr. John Wickelgren, who studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky, Dominique Weber and Zitta Zohar, has appeared in solo and chamber concerts in cities throughout Colorado, Maryland and Washington, D.C. A performer in summer festivals at Bowdoin and Interlochen, he was a Resident Artist in 1997 at La Gesse Foundation in France. A keyboardist in 2008 with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, he made his solo debut with that orchestra in 2008, performing Beethoven’ s Choral Fantasia. In October 2011, he performed Liszt’s Totentanz and Second Piano Concerto with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra.
Having studied the Taubman piano technique since 2001, he was admitted in 2010 to the Golandsky Institute’s teaching training program and participates regularly in the Institute’s teaching and performance symposia in New York City and at Princeton University. In 2004, he was recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, which funded his first solo CD, “Reflections: The Year 1905.” Dr. Wickelgren earned his BM and MM degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Peabody Institute. On the music faculties of FCC and Mount St. Mary’s University, he coaches with Taubman/Golandsky specialist Robert Durso in Philadelphia.