NEWS and REVIEWS

STIRRING AND SOBERING REFLECTIONS ON WAR IN "ARMSITICE: THE JOURNEY HOME"

November 4, 2018

"...they transformed the usually stodgy art song template into a longer-arc story of returning home after enduring a war propelled largely by the voices of that generation. Listeners of my generation could liken the program structure to a concept album like Pink Floyd’s 'The Wall' or Frank Zappa’s 'Joe’s Garage,' but with more gravitas." - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

DID YOU WANT TO COMMEMORATE ARMISTICE DAY? CLASSICAL MUSIC THINKS YOU SHOULD.

November 9, 2018

"This kind of extramusical buy-in is a sign that a program has meaningfully connected with its subject: making people confront and think about World War I rather than simply offering a couple of hours of historicized reverie about an event that no longer looms large in the popular imagination." - Washington Post

MTT AND THE S.F. SYMPHONY MASTER THE WILD BEAST IN IVES' FOURTH

November 18, 2017

"Peter Dugan, in a stirring solo turn, manned the downstage piano keyboard in a tour de force of hammered chords and sprawling passage work. In certain stretches, this symphony behaves more like a piano concerto bursting at the seams." - San Francisco Classical Voice

IVES' SPIRIT LIVES ON IN SYMPHONY'S GLORIOUS CACOPHONY

November 17, 2017

"there is a piano soloist — in this case the energetic and fearlessly athletic Peter Dugan — called on to execute feats of alarming dexterity." - San Francisco Chronicle

KOHN FOUNDATION SONG COMPETITION AT WIGMORE HALL

September 11, 2017

"it was the delicacy of phrasing, the smartness of the segues and the range of colour from the pianist Peter Dugan that really struck"  - The Times

SOPHISTICATED, PRECISE FEARLESSNESS AT WIGMORE HALL

September 8, 2017

"Dugan particularly shone in the quiet and delicate moments, having a touch that was moving in its sensitivity" - Schmopera

YOUNG MUSICIANS SHINE AT PIANO SONOMA CONCERT

August 1, 2017

"Dugan is an artist with great expressive skills and has that special performance gene that allows him to communicate directly with an audience. His animated playing was infectious and yet he did it without any of the tawdry pianistic stage gestures one often sees."      - Classical Sonoma

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY DELIVERS A MODERNIST MESSAGE TO MODERN SAN FRANCISCO

June 22, 2017

"stunning solo pianist, Peter Dugan..."  

- Los Angeles Times

A WAR MEMORIAL IN SONG - JOHN BRANCY AND PETER DUGAN ON HONORING WORLD WAR I VETERANS IN NEW ALBUM

April 26, 2017

"The first performance of the set was a huge success for Dugan and Brancy" - Operawire.com

MUSICAL COUPLE DELIVER EMOTIONAL AFTERNOON OF ART SONG

November 14, 2016

"together, the Dugans had the special magic of a devoted couple, backed up with staggering technical skills." - The Reading Eagle

WORLD WAR I TRIBUTE MAKES A REFRESHING RECITAL DEBUT FOR BARITONE JOHN BRANCY

December 11, 2014

"Dugan played two sections of Ravel’s 'Tombeau de Couperin,' in the French set, as a signal that he also is a formidable soloist"

- The Washington Post

WORLD WAR I CENTENARY HONORED IN GRAND RECITAL DEBUT BY JOHN BRANCY, PETER DUGAN

December 11, 2014

"...a glorious tribute to World War One's centennial, that was as stirring as it was illuminating..."  

- The Examiner

DUGAN, LEE BRING BALANCE, TASTE TO CLASSICS RECITAL

November 22, 2014

"Dugan and Lee played with perfect balance and exquisite taste. Dugan’s pearly tone fit this music perfectly, and Lee’s elegant phrasing was pure joy..."    - Palm Beach Daily News

STRAVINSKY, LAP DANCERS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ OPEN NEW WORLD SYMPHONY SEASON

October 12, 2014

"...Dugan’s re-imagined stride piano fell perfectly between jazz and classical..." - South Florida Classical Review

PIANO SONOMA JAMS IN FINAL WEILL CONCERT

August 3, 2014

"...an unprogrammed five-minute piano-violin jam session that finished the concert to a standing ovation"  - Classical Sonoma

MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING

June 24, 2014

 

"Joshua Bell kicked things off with a duet, along with pianist Peter Dugan" - W Magazine

JUILLIARD ALUMS REVISIT THE PAST

May 1, 2014

 

"...a classical-meets-rockstar duo" - Wall Street Journal

HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO HAMLISCH OPENS MARYLAND LIVE ARTS SEASON

October 3, 2013

"a spellbinding rendition..." - The Blatimore Sun

JUILLIARD STUDENTS AMAZE WITH OPERA, CLASSICAL PIANO

January 28, 2013

 

 

"Students were treated to a special music lesson" - San Diego Tribune

GIUNTA, BRANCY DELIGHT AT DOMINION-CHALMERS

July 4, 2012

"...prefaced by pianist Dugan's rousing, jazz-oriented fantasy" - The Ottawa Citizen

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