Milton Laufer

School of Music Director
Associate Professor

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Phone: 828-227-2547
Email: mrlaufer@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: Coulter 251

Education:

Doctor of Musical Arts, Rice University: 2003
Master of Music, Rice University: 1998
Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan: 1995
Fulbright Scholar: Spain, 2000

 

Biography

A Chicago native, Milton Rubén Laufer began playing the piano at three years of age, and his training includes studies at the Music Institute of Chicago, the Gnessin Institute, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and Rice University.
Laufer has delighted audiences on 4 continents in prestigious venues from Lincoln Center to Tchaikowsky Hall. A versatile artist, he has shared the stage with artists ranging from Natalie Cole to Guerassim Voronkov.
Recognized internationally as a leading interpreter and scholar of Spanish piano music, Laufer's editions of Isaac Albéniz's 3 Improvisations for Piano and La Vega  are published by G. Henle Verlag of Munich and available worldwide. Currently Laufer is writing the book, "The Pianist's Guide to the Repertoire of Spain".  His recording credits include albums on the Naxos, Zenph Sound Innovations, Bis Records, and Beauport Classics record labels
He is a charter trustee and lifetime member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and an active voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy's) and Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Latin Grammy's).

 

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