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Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Piano Adjudicator

Nicholas Roth

Nicholas Roth began formal studies at age twelve, receiving critical acclaim for his appearances by the age of eighteen. He appeared as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony under Raymond Leppard, among others. Roth is a featured performer and teacher throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Yamaha Artist, a Beethoven Fellow of the American Pianists Association, earned prizes in the chamber music competitions of Tortona and Pietra Ligure, Italy, and received a DAAD grant to further his studies in Germany.  Roth holds the DMA from Michigan State University, Artist Diplomas in solo piano and art song collaboration from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, and MM and BM degrees from Indiana University. He studied with Ralph Votapek, Elisso Virsaladze, Helmut Deutsch, Edward Auer, Emilio del Rosario, and Michel Block.  In 2016 and 2017, Roth joined Drake colleagues and students at Minzu University in Beijing to present masterclasses and performances. He has also performed and taught at Pusan National University in South Korea. During the summer, Roth serves on the faculty of the Ono Zone International Music Festival in Quito, Ecuador.  Recent highlights include serving on the faculty of the Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop at Indiana University and the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt (Austria), appearing on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and collaborating with Robert Spano in a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Roth is Professor of Piano at Drake University. He has recorded for the Blue Griffin, Naxos, MSR Classics & Innova recording labels. His recordings have garnered exceptional reviews from International Record Review, Gramophone, Fanfare, and American Record Guide. Roth is the founder of the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series, featuring renowned artists from all over the world.
Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Piano Adjudicator

Nicholas Roth

Nicholas Roth began formal studies at age twelve, receiving critical acclaim for his appearances by the age of eighteen. He appeared as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony under Raymond Leppard, among others. Roth is a featured performer and teacher throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Yamaha Artist, a Beethoven Fellow of the American Pianists Association, earned prizes in the chamber music competitions of Tortona and Pietra Ligure, Italy, and received a DAAD grant to further his studies in Germany.  Roth holds the DMA from Michigan State University, Artist Diplomas in solo piano and art song collaboration from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, and MM and BM degrees from Indiana University. He studied with Ralph Votapek, Elisso Virsaladze, Helmut Deutsch, Edward Auer, Emilio del Rosario, and Michel Block.  In 2016 and 2017, Roth joined Drake colleagues and students at Minzu University in Beijing to present masterclasses and performances. He has also performed and taught at Pusan National University in South Korea. During the summer, Roth serves on the faculty of the Ono Zone International Music Festival in Quito, Ecuador.  Recent highlights include serving on the faculty of the Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop at Indiana University and the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt (Austria), appearing on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and collaborating with Robert Spano in a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Roth is Professor of Piano at Drake University. He has recorded for the Blue Griffin, Naxos, MSR Classics & Innova recording labels. His recordings have garnered exceptional reviews from International Record Review, Gramophone, Fanfare, and American Record Guide. Roth is the founder of the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series, featuring renowned artists from all over the world.