Faculty Piano Dr. David Hatch

American Pianist, four-time Grammy nominee, international concert and recording artist and master teacher of piano, David Glen Hatch, enjoys a distinguished performance and teaching career on six continents. Uniquely, he performed as an invited guest artist with the Ukrainian National Symphony in Kyiv on a concert program celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the birth of world- renowned pianist, Vladimir Horowitz. Hatch’s vast discography for Sony/BMG-Europe, Centaur, Critics Choice Records, Arizona University Recordings, and Covenant include a commissioned album, Smitten with Britten, a sole recording by an international artist of the complete published solo piano music of Benjamin Britten; The World’s Greatest Piano Melodies, with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hungary; and Let Freedom Ring, a patriotic album of Hatch’s arrangements, performed live at Arlington National Cemetery in memoriam of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Hatch recorded a 2-CD set with New Zealand’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in 2017 on the Centaur Label and marketed by Naxos Records of Concerto No.1, Johannes Brahms and Concerto No. 4, Anton Rubinstein.

Listed as one of the Best Teachers in America in volumes of Who’s Who Among American Music Teachers and International Who’s Who in Music and awarded the Master Teacher certificate in 1994 by MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), Hatch recently received the “2020 Legacy Award” and “2021 Teacher of the Year” Award by UMTA (Utah Music Teachers Association), and was nominated as 2021 National Teacher of the Year by MTNA. His students have been winners in state, regional, national, and international competitions. In addition to the success of his independent teaching studio, a sampling of Dr. Hatch’s lecture presentations, master classes, and solo recitals include among others, piano faculty member of the Austria Summer International Music Festival (Weyer & Vienna), two World Piano Conferences sponsored by the European Music Teachers Association (London & Serbia), Music Hall of Composers (Moscow), National Conservatory of Bulgaria (Sofia International Music Festival), and Conservatories of Hobart, Tasmania; Shanghai, China; Bordeaux, France; Donetsk, Ukraine; and Santiago, Chile.

Hatch’s performances and interviews have been aired on PBS television, USA; TVE national television, Spain; BBC, UK; and classical radio stations in South Africa, Bulgaria, Norway, China, Australia, Chile, Argentina, and the United States. Hatch has published ten volumes of advanced piano arrangements with Alfred Music and Jackman Music Corporations, authored the book, Praiseworthy Music and Spiritual Moments, has authored articles for American keyboard magazine, Clavier, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions and Foundation, USA.