2018 Conference Keynote Speaker and Guest Artist
American pianist Hans Boepple debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10 and continues to be the featured soloist with orchestras of distinction. Concerto performances include critically acclaimed collaborations with the LA Philharmonic, Denver Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Napa Symphony, and Santa Cruz Symphony. He has collaborated with eminent conductors that include Zubin Mehta, Johnny Green, Minas Christian, Dennis de Coteau, and Corrick Brown.
His highly regarded performance career also earned him a place on the Steinway International Artist Roster. A popular guest artist, his live performances have been broadcast by National Public Radio, Voice of America and Südwestfunk. Recitals include respected series such as Carmel Music Society, The Maestro Foundation & IU Jacobs School of Music. A student of renowned American pianist Sidney Foster, Boepple holds both a Bachelor & Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University as well as an honorary Performer’s Certificate. A former full-time member of the piano faculty at the IU School of Music, Bloomington, Boepple has been Professor of Music at Santa Clara University since 1978.
In demand as national convention artist, author, judge, lecturer, and master teacher, Mr. Boepple balances his demanding performance activities with those of a dedicated and successful teacher. His students have been awarded more than 175 state, national, and international awards.