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Concert pianist

James Cordell Dick, American concert pianist. Member of Texas Lyceum Association (advisory director since 1978), Texas Federation Music Clubs (honorary life), Philosophical Society Texas (treasurer since 1976), English Speaking Union, Bohemians Club (New York City), Tuesday Museum Club (honorary), Rotary International (honorary life), Sigma Alpha Iota (honorary national patron 2001).

Background

Dick, James Cordell was born on June 29, 1940 in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States. Son of George Gerhard and Dorothy Lois (Ulsh) Dick.

Education

1963; Studied with, Dalies Frantz. Bachelor of Music with special honors, University Texas, 1963. Studied with Sir Clifford Curzon, 1965.

Postgraduate, Royal Academy Music, London, 1965.

Career

Concert pianist, Sol Hurok Presents, New York City, 1968-1970;concert pianist, Shaw Concerts, New York City, 1970-1975;concert pianist, Columbia Artists, New York City, 1975-1989;concert pianist, A.G. Declert and Associations, Round Top, Texas, since 1989. Founder, artistic director International Festival-Institute, Round Top, since 1971. Judge international recording competition National Guild Piano Teachers, 1970-1971;national consultant music committee Institute International Education, New York City, 1971-1972.

Member international jury Tschaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 1974, Van Cliburn Competition, Fort Worth, 1975, 78. Chairman Fulbright Panel in Music, New York City,1978.

Achievements

  • Avocations: architecture, landscaping, literature, poetry, woodworking. E-mail: festhill@fais.net. Fax: 409-249-5078. E-mail: festhill@fais.net M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Commissioned (American piano concerto) Shiva's Drum, (nominated Pulitzer Prize in music), 1994.

Membership

Member of Texas Lyceum Association (advisory director since 1978), Texas Federation Music Clubs (honorary life), Philosophical Society Texas (treasurer since 1976), English Speaking Union, Bohemians Club (New York City), Tuesday Museum Club (honorary), Rotary International (honorary life), Sigma Alpha Iota (honorary national patron 2001).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Architecture, landscaping, literature, poetry, woodworking.

Connections

father:
George Gerhard Dick

mother:
Dorothy Lois (Ulsh) Dick