Bruce Murray, Piano

109 Presser Hall
(513) 529-3014

Pianist Bruce Murray has presented more than a thousand concerts as recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra. Although he performs a broad swath of the standard repertoire, he is known particularly for his performances of Bach, Beethoven and Liszt, and for his commitment to new music. He has given dozens of premieres, including works by Robert Beaser and Robert Aldridge. He has played Bach's Goldberg Variations on three continents and lately has been performing The Well-Tempered Clavier in concert.

Murray's repertoire of concertos includes forty works, and he has performed with conductors Keith Lockhart, Matthias Bamert, Shinik Hahm, David Effron, Louis Lane, Anshel Brusilow, and Paul Polivnick. He has played chamber music and recitals with many important musicians of our time, including William Preucil, Elmar Oliveira, Roberto Diaz, Ransom Wilson, Carol Wincene, Jeffrey Nelsen, Andres Cardenes, Andres Diaz, Raphael Hillyer, Frederica von Stade, Phyllis Curtin, Eliot Fisk, the Audubon Quartet, and Miles Hoffman. During a twenty-year tenure with the renowned Cadek Trio, Murray performed virtually the entire repertoire of music for piano, violin, and cello.

Murray served on the faculty of the University of Alabama for two decades, including five years as Director of the School of Music.  From 2003 until 2013 he was Dean and Artistic Administrator of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.  Murray joined the faculty of Miami University in fall 2012 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Music.

Bruce Murray with chamber orchestra