Conference Artist ~ Louis Nagel
Louis Nagel is Professor Emeritus of Piano at The University of Michigan. Students have said he is “my favorite professor,” “really goes above and beyond for his students,” “a brilliant musician...caring and awesome,” and “integrity should be his middle name.” Critics have praised his pianism as “deeply satisfying...and a panorama of aural experiences,” “...an exciting musical intelligence combined with a brilliant technique... a smashing performance of the Liszt B Minor will not soon be forgotten.” Louis Nagel has been praised by many as a “pedagogue, a performer, and a scholar...all synthesized.”
Winner of the Harold Hugh Award for Excellence in Teaching at The University of Michigan, Louis Nagel has combined his pedagogical and performance career with outreach throughout the United States and abroad. Performances and residencies have reached audiences and students in Australia, Israel, Vienna, Italy, Russia, England, Taiwan, and Canada. He is equally at home offering his popular lecture recitals in retirement homes and classes for senior citizens.
He has proudly taught some of the most talented graduates at the University of Michigan who have distinguished themselves in music careers worldwide.
Louis Nagel has been called the “go to” person to prepare for college and conservatory auditions, competitions, and those who want to reach the “next level” in pianistic and musical artistry. He has a
private studio and continues to concertize in solo performances and in collaboration with his wife, Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel, in unique joint master classes and private sessions that combine pedagogy and psychology.
A graduate of The Juilliard School who earned three degrees, his recordings include the works of Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Liszt, and Balakirev. You can visit his website at louisnagel.net.
Louis Nagel is a Steinway Artist.