José Feghali has been a major presence on the world’s concert
stages, appearing in over 1,000 performances since winning the Gold
Medal at the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. These
include concerts with such renowned orchestras as the Berlin
Philharmonic, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic,
Gewandhaus of Leipzig, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, London
Symphony, Birmingham Symphony, National Symphony of Spain, Warsaw
Philharmonic, and the Shanghai and Beijing symphonies. In the United
States, he has appeared in all the major cities in virtually every state of the
nation, including performances with the orchestras of Chicago, St. Louis,
Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and the National
Symphony. He has worked with many eminent conductors including Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach,
Yuri Temirkanov and Leonard Slatkin.
Equally active as a recitalist, Mr. Feghali has appeared on such prestigious stages as Carnegie
Hall, Chicago Orchestra Hall, Kennedy Center, Ambassador Auditorium, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore
Hall, Bass Hall and the Meyerson Symphony Center. He has also performed in the major concert halls of
the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria,
Eastern Europe, Canada, Turkey, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Mexico and Latin America.
An avid and sought after chamber musician, Mr. Feghali has collaborated with such artists as Sir
James Galway, Truls Mørk, Antonio Meneses, Alisa Weilerstein, Nina Kotova, Edgar Meyer, David
Shifrin, Olivier Charlier, Régis Pasquier, Tokyo String quartet and John Vickers.
A child prodigy in his native Brazil, Mr. Feghali made his recital debut at the age of five and
concerto debut three years later with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. He moved to London at age
fifteen to continue his studies with Maria Curcio Diamand and at the Royal Academy of Music with
His recordings are available on the Naxos, Koss and VAI labels. Feghali has worked as producer,
recording and mastering engineer in over 50 commercial and non-commercial recording projects, and
was the remastering engineer for the Van Cliburn Competition’s Retrospective series of CDs on the VAI
label. New CDs, including solo and chamber recitals, will be released next season.
José Feghali is Artist-in-Residence at Texas Christian University and a regular member of the PianoTexas and Mimir Festival faculty