Meet the musicians

David Allen Wehr


David Allen Wehr has made over 1300 concert appearances in 30 countries as soloist with orchestra (London, Houston, Chautauqua, New Zealand, National Symphonies, all major Spanish and Latin American orchestras), recitalist (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kennedy Center, Salle Gaveau Paris, 92nd St. Y New York) and chamber artist (Sartory Trio, Wigmore Hall). He won the Gold Medal at the 1987 Santander International Piano Competition in Spain, 1983 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Award, 1975 Chopin-Koscuiszko Prize in New York City. 

He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied with Sequeira Costa. Wehr serves as the Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair. His discography with Connoisseur Society includes the complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle (8 CDs), and albums of music by Chopin (complete Nocturnes), Liszt (Wagner transcriptions), Debussy, Delius, Schumann, Griffes, KU alum Joe Utterback, piano ensemble programs with Cynthia Raim (Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Dvorak), American music on Chandos (including KU emeritus professor John Pozdro), Russian songs on Sony, and Mendelssohn and Corigliano Violin/Piano Sonatas with Linda Wang on Equilibrium. In addition to his concertizing, Mr. Wehr is in great demand as a judge for national and international competitions and as a master class clinician and teacher.