Piano Master Class with
Dr. Josh Vigran
Saturday October 23rd at 10am PST on Zoom
WePlay Music is proud to present our Master Class Series, conducted by our Master Level teachers on the first Saturday of each month. Master Classes are an excellent way for students to explore new concepts provided by a highly qualified educator. It can also serve as reinforcement of ideas of a student's own choices or from their current teacher. In essence, master classes are reserved for students that have prepared their music to the full extent of their abilities and are looking for new methods of enhancing their performance to the next level.
About Dr. Josh Vigran
Dr. Joshua Vigran is consistently breaking the delineations between technical prowess and artistic sensitivity that so often is associated with today’s up-and-coming classical musicians. An increasingly visible performer across musical genres, Dr. Vigran continues to collaborate and study with some of the greatest talents in the world. This persistently shapes and develops his unique musical voice in ways that appeals to audiences across the board. “As a performer, Josh is excellent. Having recently seen his recital was exhilarating. His technique, musicality, and confidence make him one of the best pianists to graduate from the School of Music.” Michael Lipsey, world-renowned percussionist, professor, and member of the Steve Reich and Bang On A Can ensembles.
Dr. Vigran made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 performing both chamber and solo music. While living in New York, he was a member of the syndicated chamber ensemble The Red Door Chamber Players. An avid teacher, Dr. Vigran has worked as an adjunct professor of music appreciation at Parker University and has been a piano, guitar, bass, and music theory instructor at several professional music schools, including WePlay Music.
Improvisation and musical diversification are key focuses for Dr. Vigran, who wrote his dissertation on the topic of improvisation in classical piano music. Outside of the classical music realm, he also works in composing, arranging, and mixing/mastering with digital audio workstations.
Dr. Vigran graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate of Music as a scholarship holder and teaching assistant at the University of North Texas where he studied under renowned pianist Professor Gustavo Romero. He graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and earned a magna cum laude Bachelor of Music from Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach. His former teachers include the internationally known concert pianists and pedagogues Dr. Nina Lelchuk and Valentina Gottlieb.