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About the Musicians

Daesik Cha

Daesik Cha, piano

Daesik Cha, a native of South Korea, has been establishing himself as a ‘renaissance’ musician, whose professional work encompasses concertizing, directing, teaching, and music scholarship.

He has appeared as pianist in several prominent concerts across continents. In the US, he was featured as a chamber musician with the Irving Fine Society at Harvard’s Sanders Theater, and performed as a soloist in the Franz Liszt bicentennial at Brandeis University. In addition, he has been invited several times as a musical artist to the Covington Art Club in KY, giving lectures and recitals. Recently he performed a piano recital at the Killian Hall in MIT and a lecture recital at the SMI international music conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He also appeared in several prominent chamber music recitals in the Boston area during the 2017–2018 season. His organ/piano recital at the Historical Shirley Meeting House was aired on a local TV channel. His other performances include concerts as a guest pianist at the 2007 Lucca Opera Festival in Italy, and a solo recital which he was honored to give at the Bechstein Hall in the Master Musician Series of Bilthoven, Netherlands.

He wrote his PhD dissertation on the topic of “Transformation of the Keyboard Fantasia in the Classical Period (1780–1800).” His scholarly interests lie in the German instrumental aesthetics and literature of the Classical and Romantic eras, and the development of church music. He was a teaching fellow at Brandeis University, and is currently a music instructor at MIT.

He holds a PhD degree in musicology at Brandeis University and two Master’s degrees, in music history and literature and in piano performance.

We are pleased to welcome Daesik Cha to his second appearance in the Historical Piano Series.