Eugene W Gaub
Pianist Eugene Gaub is Professor of Music at Grinnell College, where he teaches courses in music theory as well as piano. He has recently given lecture-recitals for the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music, held in Mojácar, Spain, and at the Université Laval in Québec City, with another later this month at the Royal Academy of Music in London Recent performances have included all-Debussy and all-Chopin solo recitals for the Mayflower Lyceum, a performance of the Dvorak piano quintet at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) with the Pro Arte String Quartet, annual duo recitals with violinist Nancy McFarland Gaub at the Faulconer Gallery and at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in Fairfield, and a piano master class at the University of Chicago. He was the piano soloist for the Des Moines Symphony’s Beethoven (2015) and Prokofiev (2016) Beyond the Score concerts as well as pianist for a program of chamber music by Francis Poulenc at Des Moines’s Salisbury House. In 2016 he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F Major, K. 459 with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra – his sixth concerto collaboration with Eric McIntyre and the GSO. Other performances in recent years have included cycles of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, and a four-concert series devoted to the solo piano music of Gabriel Fauré. An avid runner, Gene has finished eight half-marathons in the last three years.