David Dubal

By Brian Potter on April 23, 2013.

David Dubal is internationally known as a pianist, teacher, writer, and broadcaster.  An acknowledged authority on the piano literature, Dubal’s highly acclaimed books include The Art of the Piano, Evenings with Horowitz, Reflections from the Keyboard, and Conversations with Menuhin. Mr. Dubal’s video, The Golden Age of the Piano, has been seen worldwide in four languages and won him an Emmy award. His compact disc, Remembering Horowitz, featured Dubal and 125 other pianists recalling this legendary performer. Recipient of the first ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for broadcast journalism, Dubal has won numerous other honors, including the coveted George Foster Peabody Award for innovative broadcasting. He served as the music director of  WNCN in New York City from 1967-90 and was also a producer and commentator for innumerable special broadcasts, including “Conversations with Horowitz.” Since June 2010, Mr. Dubal has been with WWFM as the host and producer of The Piano Matters, a weekly program that highlights the piano in comparative performances and noteworthy encores. The Piano Matters can be heard on WWFM and wwfm.org on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. and again Sundays at noon (eastern time). Mr. Dubal has been a faculty member of the Juilliard School since 1983 and joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in 1994. He has performed in recitals and lecture-recitals in 40 states, conducted master classes and lectured worldwide, and judged many international competitions, including the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.