Music teacher: Paul Hoffmann|
Paul Hoffmann, pianist and conductor, made his debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus in 1973 while on a Fulbright grant, and has since concertized extensively in the U.S. and abroad.
Hoffmann has recorded solo piano and chamber music for Capstone, Orion, CRI, Northeastern, Composers Guild of New Jersey, Contemporary Record Society, O.O. Discs, Spectrum, and Vienna Modern Masters labels and has made numerous radio broadcasts in the U.S. as well as for Voice of America, Radio Cologne, Radio Frankfurt, and Radio France. He is currently working on recordings for Capstone and NUMA Records.
Mr. Hoffmann has degrees from Eastman School of Music, and did further study at the Peabody Conservatory. He attended both the Salzburg "Mozarteum" and the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. His principal teachers have been Leon Fleisher, Cecile Genhart, Dieter Weber, Kurt Neumuller, and Brooks Smith.
Mr. Hoffmann is currently Professor of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where he teaches piano, chamber music and directs the contemporary music ensemble, HELIX!, which he founded in 1990.
He has served on the jury of many piano competitions including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and was the first U.S. judge to be invited to the prestigious Concours International de Musique Contemporaine pour Piano in 1983 and 1986.