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Eugene W Gaub
Eugene Gaub joined the faculty at Grinnell College in 1995. He is a pianist who also teaches courses in music theory and music history.
As a pianist, Eugene Gaub's solo repertoire comprises works by composers ranging from Bach and Scarlatti to György Ligeti and John Adams. He has performed complete cycles of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, the late piano music of Brahms, and most recently, the piano music of Gabriel Fauré. He made his New York debut performing Bartók's First Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center. He has given solo recitals in New York (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Washington (The Phillips Collection and The National Gallery of Art), and Chicago (Dame Myra Hess series), and has played with orchestras in Vienna and Salzburg. His performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto in G Major, K. 453 with the Buffalo Philharmonic was named one of the year's best by the Buffalo News.
Prof. Gaub is also a specialist in chamber music. He has performed in a variety of ensembles (duos, trios, quartets) throughout the United States: in New York, Washington (at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater), Chicago, and San Francisco, as well as in summer festivals including the Olympic Festival in Seattle, and the Grand Teton Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Along with his wife, violinist Nancy McFarland Gaub, he founded the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival – one of Western New York's most successful concert series – in 1994; next June he celebrates twenty seasons as its co-artistic director and resident pianist.
In 2010, Prof. Gaub was invited to give a presentation at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Music Pedagogy at the University of Ottawa: "Wave Hands like Clouds: Principles of Tai Chi Ch'uan applied at the Piano." Next fall, he will be teaching two courses for the Grinnell-in-Washington program: "Arts Patronage and Public Policy in America's Capital" and guided research at the Library of Congress under the general theme of "American Memory: the arts and literature." His hobbies include running, vegetarian cooking, and singing Renaissance a cappella music.