Hans Boepple, 2016 Masterclass Faculty
Hans Boepple is Professor of Music at Santa Clara University in California. Considered an artist who shows rich musicality alongside stunning technical command, his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 10 set in motion collaboration with orchestras and conductors of international reputation. Boepple is guest artist concert series across the United States.
A Steinway International Artist, Hans Boepple has received numerous performance prizes, most notably First Prize in the International J.S. Bach Competition (Washington D.C.) He is a prizewinner in the Kosciuszko Chopin (NY), the MTNA National competitions and a six-time winner of the Coleman Chamber Music Award (Los Angeles). National Public Radio and Voice of America have broadcast his live performances. He recorded the complete Beethoven Bagatelles for Orion Master Recordings and three CD’s for Kjos Music. Twice a recipient of the Joseph Battista Award (l968 & 1969) from Indiana University, his performance as winner of the Enlow Award with the Evansville Philharmonic (IN) was hailed as most accomplished to date. He has received the Master Teacher Certificate from the MTNA and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Association of Professional Music Teachers.
Mr. Boepple holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University where he studied with renowned American pianist Sidney Foster. In 1974, he was honored with the Performer’s Certificate by unanimous vote of the piano faculty. A full-time member of the IU piano faculty 1974-78, Boepple joined the SCU faculty in 1978 to teach piano performance as well as much of the academic curriculum required for students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.
In demand as a judge, lecturer and master teacher, Mr. Boepple balances his own performance activities with those of a dedicated and successful teacher A sought-after teacher of gifted pre-college pianists, his students have earned more than 160 state, national and international awards.