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Josh Wright, piano
Josh Wright, piano

Billboard #1 artist Josh Wright has delighted audiences across the United States and in Europe. His self-titled album “Josh Wright” topped the Billboard Classical Traditional chart just three weeks after its release in April 2011. Josh studied under renowned pedagogue Dr. Susan Duehlmeier at the University of Utah, completing his Bachelor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree. He currently studies at the University of Michigan, pursuing his Doctor of Musical Art degree as a pupil of Dr. Logan Skelton. Josh will release his next CD, “My Favorite Things,” in 2013 with Shadow Mountain Records.

Josh was the gold medalist at the 2010 Seattle International Piano Competition.  He was also the first prize winner of the 2010 American Protége International Competition of Romantic Music (New York, NY), and the second prize winner of the 2011 Music Teachers National Association National Competition (Milwaukee, WI). He recently competed in the International Chopin Piano Competition Preliminaries (Warsaw, Poland), the Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition (Salt Lake City, Utah), and the National Chopin Competition (Miami, Florida). He has won top honors and competed in numerous other competitions including the New York Piano Competition, the Louisiana International Piano Competition, the Julia Crane International Piano Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, the Pinault International Recording Competition, the Music Teachers National Association National Competition, The Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition, the National Music Teachers Association Stillman Kelly competition, and the Eastman International Piano Competition.

Josh has appeared numerous times with symphony orchestras including: the Utah Symphony, the Temple Square Orchestra, the Salt Lake Symphony, the Summer Arts Orchestra, and the University of Utah Student Chamber Orchestra

Josh has participated in master classes and lessons with numerous concert pianists, including Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, Garrick Ohlsson, Sergei Babayan, John Perry, Boris Slutsky, Nelita True, Paul Schenly, Ian Hobson and Awadagin Pratt. Josh was the piano double on the TV show “Everwood.”

Josh has created a free online piano instructional series to assist piano students of all ages and abilities with various aspects of technique and musicality.  This can be found on his YouTube Channel – www.youtube.com/joshwrightpiano.

Josh currently offers private online piano lessons for students across the world. Please email him at josh@joshwrightpiano.com for more information.