Praised for his passionate, sensitive, and thoughtful musical style, pianist Arunesh Nadgir has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. He has performed in venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, and Jordan Hall, and has participated in several international music festivals including the Millennium International Piano Festival, The Moulin d’Ande Festival, and the Kneisel Hall Summer Music Festival. He has been heard on WPLN and WNYC in live radio broadcasts. Highlights from the 2015-2016 season include performances with the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, the Stones River Chamber Players, and the Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble.
An accomplished teacher, Nadgir is an Assistant Professor of Piano and the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He maintains a private piano studio, is on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Music Teachers, and teaches at the Point CounterPoint Music Camp in Vermont during the summer. He has previously held teaching positions at New England Conservatory's Preparatory and Continuing Education Departments, the Eastman School of Music, The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Palisades School of Music. His students have been accepted to graduate and doctorate music programs across the country and have won prizes at pre-college and college level music competitions including the Beethoven Club of Memphis Young Artist Competition, the University of Rochester Concerto Competition, and the Wagner College Young Musicians Competition.
Nadgir began taking piano lessons at the age of seven with Michael Thomopoulos and later studied under Wha Kyung Byun, Robert McDonald, and Natalya Antonova. He has performed in master classes conducted by many world-renowned musicians including Julian Martin, Joseph Kalichstein, Roger Tapping, Pamela Frank, and Daniel Pollack. Nadgir holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music.