David Westfall (USA)

6th Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition Jury member


Pianist David Westfall maintains an active career as a concert pianist, collaborative artist, and teacher. He has concertized and given masterclasses throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Brazil, Germany, Korea, China and Serbia. He is an avid chamber musician, and has performed with internationally acclaimed string quartets such as the Jupiter, Chiara, and American.

He frequently performs and lectures for music conferences throughout the United States. He has been a judge for numerous international competitions, including the Ricardo Viñes International Piano Festival in Spain, and has served for a number of years on the National Fulbright Screening Committee. He has lectured and taught masterclasses for the World Piano Pedagogy Conference (USA) and for the Music Teachers National Association – Canadian Music Teachers Association Collaborative Conference in Toronto, as well as for the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad. He has recently given masterclasses at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, the Royal College of Music in London, and Mannheim University of Music and the Performing Arts and the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. He recently toured South Korea where he taught and performed at major music schools, including Sejong University, Sook Myung Women’s University, Seoul National University, Sungshin Women’s University, and Seoul Art High School. He will be in residence this summer for three weeks at the Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival in Duluth, Minnesota (USA).

David Westfall is a graduate of Indiana University, and holds Masters Degrees from Texas Christian University and the Juilliard School of Music. He received his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. He has studied with renowned concert pianists Abbey Simon, Gyorgy Sebok, and Luiz de Moura Castro. He is Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the Hartt School of Music, where he is currently Co-chair of the Keyboard Department and Chair of Accompanying.