Peter Dugan

Piano

Peter Dugan Photo credit: Gerard Collett

Pianist Peter Dugan’s debut performances with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony were described by the Los Angeles Times as “stunning” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as “fearlessly athletic.” He can also be heard as the piano soloist on a new release of Ives’ Fourth Symphony from Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. In 2020 he joined violinist Joshua Bell for At Home With Music, a national PBS broadcast and live album release on Sony Classical. He is heard across America as the host of NPR’s From the Top. A sought-after multi-genre artist, he has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. He has been presented in chamber music recitals by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Music at Menlo, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Moab Music Festival. His latest album with baritone John Brancy, The Journey Home: Live from the Kennedy Center, was released on Avie Records in 2021 along with an accompanying documentary film from WNET’s AllArts. Dugan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Matti Raekallio. He resides in New York City with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, and serves on the faculty at the Juilliard School Extension.