Praised for his passionate, sensitive, and thoughtful musicianship, pianist Arunesh Nadgir has performed as a 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 performed on Nashville Public Radio and WNYC in live radio broadcasts.
An accomplished teacher, Nadgir is the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Piano at Middle Tennessee State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate piano students. He also maintains a private piano studio and is on the faculty of the Dow Street Community Music School, a nonprofit music school committed to providing high quality and affordable music education for music students in the Murfreesboro area. 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 Point CounterPoint Music Camp. His students have been accepted to music festivals and college music programs across the country and have won top prizes at pre-college and college level music competitions including the University of Rochester Concerto Competition, the MTNA Tennessee Young Artist Piano Competition, and the Tennessee Music Teachers Association Solo Piano Competition. A sought-after clinician, Nadgir frequently presents master classes, performances, and lectures for university and pre-college programs, music organizations, and private piano studios. He is currently serving as President of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association.
Nadgir holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music where he studied under Wha Kyung Byun, Robert McDonald, and Natalya Antonova, respectively.