After recovering from a career-threatening injury, Fred Karpoff continues to develop his multi-dimensional approach to piano teaching and technique through a wide range of experience. Initial mentoring by Yoheved Kaplinsky helped him rethink his approach to piano playing–which now combines elements of Tai chi, the Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method® with the work of many piano pedagogues, past and present. A master clinician, Fred is highly sought-after for workshops throughout the world. He guides teachers and students toward more efficient, healthful, and expressive piano playing as Artistic Producer of Entrada Piano.
An international Steinway Artist, Fred has performed as both soloist and collaborative pianist in China, India, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and throughout North America and Europe. As guest artist at major music festivals in the U.S. and Europe, he has collaborated with many of America’s foremost musicians.
With a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Peabody Conservatory, he has been fortunate to study with Ann Schein, Leon Fleisher, and Robert Weirich, and to have had extensive coachings with Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Richard Goode. A former USIA Artistic Ambassador, Visiting Professor at the Eastman School of Music, and current Professor of Piano at Syracuse University, he was named the winner of MTNA’s Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award for 3-D Piano: The Three-Dimensional Pianist.
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