|| "Cory Hall played
two works of towering artistic content and
difficulty with a power and a finish that
were startling. Hall was up to it — all over
the keyboard, but always conscious of the
magic the notes were designed to evoke. It
was an impressive performance." (The
Cory Hall is a classical pianist, piano
teacher, composer/arranger, recording
artist, music editor, master music engraver,
and independent scholar who operates the
popular BachScholar™ YouTube Channel, which
currently features hundreds of performance
and tutorial videos that receive thousands
of daily views worldwide. Hall is renowned
for his pure tone and virtuoso technique,
rapid learning abilities, and prodigious
memory (with several hundred memorized piano
performances) and records on his vintage
1929 Model L Steinway. Hall has many
interests and has served many capacities
including: concert artist (solo and
accompanist), private piano teacher, college
professor (humanities, music, piano), church
organist, independent scholar.
Cory holds music degrees from California
State University, Sacramento (B.M. in
piano), The Eastman School of Music (M.M. in
piano), and The University of Kansas (M.M.
in historical musicology, D.M.A. in piano).
His major piano professors include Dr. David
Burge at the Eastman School of Music and
Richard Reber at the University of Kansas.
In addition, Cory has participated in
masterclasses taught by some of the world's
foremost artists and pedagogues, including:
Abbey Simon, Claude Frank, Daniel Pollack,
John Perry, Nelita True. As part of his
duties as Founder/President of BachScholar
Publishing, Cory teaches private students of
all levels in his St. Petersburg studio as
well as international students via Skype.
Not only does Cory to excel in the
traditional classical piano literature, but
he is regarded by many to be one of the
world's foremost interpreters of Scott
Joplin and classic ragtime music, ca.
1900-1920, which he often livens up and
embellishes with his own unique
arrangements. Cory has recorded most of
Joplin's works on YouTube. As a composer,
Cory often combines intriguing blends of
diverse styles such as classical, pop, and
new age and at other times uses his own
unique romantic virtuoso style to create
evocative character works, both sacred and
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