Dr. Hilary Demske

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Dr. Hilary Demske, Assistant Director of The Ogden Piano Competition & Festival.

Steinway Artist Hilary Demske is receiving widespread critical acclaim as a “pianist of rare technical finesse and musicality” (Deseret News). She regularly appears across the globe as a soloist and collaborative pianist, with American Record Guide describing her as full of “splendid panache and assurance”, and Fanfare noting that “a composer couldn’t ask for more committed or convincing performances.”

Hilary is regularly invited to perform in prestigious venues across multiple continents. Recent performances include recitals in Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Tasmania, Mongolia and Taiwan. She has performed in China annually since 2011, appearing in over 30 cities on multiple tours. 

Hilary holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory, a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, a Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Michigan, and an Artist Diploma (Meisterklasse diploma) from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, Germany. Her principal teachers include Julian Martin, Logan Skelton, Margarita Höhenrieder, and Samuel Wong. Hilary is currently an Associate Professor at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.