Indiana University

Piano

Hans Boepple, 2014 Masterclass Faculty

Hans Boepple is Professor of Music at Santa Clara University (CA), where he served as chair from 1995-2007. Considered an artist who shows rich musicality alongside stunning technical command, he has appeared with many distinguished orchestras. His debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10 set in motion collaboration with orchestras and conductors of international reputation. Hans Boepple is guest artist on solo and orchestral concert series across the United States.

A Steinway International Artist with a career of over forty years Hans Boepple has received numerous performance honors, most notably First Prize in the International J. S. Bach Competition (Washington, DC).  He is a prizewinner in the Kosciuszko Chopin (NYC), the MTNA national competitions and a six-time winner of the Coleman Chamber Music Award (Los Angeles). National Public Radio and Voice of America have broadcast his live performances. He recorded the complete Beethoven Bagatelles for Orion Master Recordings and three CDs for the Kjos Music Company. Twice a recipient of the Joseph Battista Award (1968 & 1969) from Indiana University, his performance as winner of the Enlow Award with the Evansville Philharmonic was hailed as most accomplished to date. 

Mr. Boepple holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance and the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he studied with renowned American pianist Sidney Foster. A full-time member of the piano faculty at the IU School of Music from l974-78, Boepple joined the SCU faculty in 1978 to teach piano performance as well as much of the academic curriculum required for students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

A sought-after teacher of gifted pre-college pianists, his students have earned more than 150 state, national, and international awards. In demand as an adjudicator, lecturer, and master teacher, Mr. Boepple continues to balance performance activities with those of a dedicated and successful teacher. He has received the Master Teacher Certificate from the Music Teachers National Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Association of Professional Music Teachers. His reputation extends further as a continuing faculty member at California Summer Music, a chamber music institute for serious pre-professional musicians. In addition to touring with a full solo recital program every season, Hans Boepple will also be featured soloist with the Santa Cruz Symphony in the 2012-13 season. He has been a regular guest artist/speaker at the Portland International Piano Festival and the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and returns frequently to the IU Piano Academy to present both solo recitals and master classes.

Photo Source: J. Ramseyer