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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

David Viscoli

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David Viscoli

David Viscoli

Professor of Piano

Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Piano Instruction


Pianist David Viscoli has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, and Asia.  Performances of note include guest artist recitals at the National Theatre in Panama City, Panama, the National University of Arts and the Japanese Embassy in Taiwan, Chung-Ang University in Korea, and the Palais Corbelli in Vienna, Austria.  He has also performed at major universities and music academies including The University of Manitoba, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Washington, The University of Oregon, The Ohio State University, The University of Iowa, The University of California at Santa Barbara, the Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy.  He is currently a member of the Chiarina Piano Quartet and the Kasota Piano Trio.  In addition, he has performed with principal members of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.  He recently received the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

David Viscoli has participated in many summer music festivals including the Festival de Música Alfredo De Saint-Malo (Panama), the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Festival of Florida at Sarasota, the Minnesota Valley Sommarfest, the Young Artist Piano Camp, and the International Music Camp.   He is also often sought after as a guest master class instructor, both nationally and internationally. He is a frequent competition adjudicator and he has also been an examiner for the International Piano Performance Examinations in Taiwan.  He has performed on radio and television broadcasts throughout the United States and he records on the Eroica label.

Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, David Viscoli attended the Interlochen Arts Academy as a student of Charles Asche.  He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano at The University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Danielle Martin.  He then attended The University of Southern California where he received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance as a student of John Perry. 

David Viscoli has competed in national and international piano competitions.  He has won awards in the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, the Carmel Music Society Piano Competition, and the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition.  In addition, he was the winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Auditions for the state of California and the Golden West District.  His students have also won numerous awards. He is currently Professor of Piano at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

"Clearly Viscoli relishes punishing virtuosic repertoire; but he's capable of tender, understated lyricism as well..."
American Record Guide, July 2006