David Allen Wehr
Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
David Allen Wehr – Pianist
David Allen Wehr is Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair. Since winning the Gold Medal at the 1987 Santander International Piano Competition in Spain, he has toured in 30 countries in Europe, North and South American, and New Zealand, including 13 seasons with Community Concerts as soloist and pianist with the Sartory Trio. Wehr has amassed a large discography with Connoisseur Society, including the complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle, and is in great demand as a teacher, master class presenter, and judge for national and international piano competitions. His signature chamber music series at Duquesne, “Music on the Bluff,” is currently virtual during the pandemic; performances can be accessed at www.duq.edu/bluffseries.
Current offerings include an all-Beethoven solo recital, and chamber music by Debussy (Sonata for Cello and Piano, Rhapsody #1 for Clarinet and Piano) with Duquesne faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony members Adam Liu and Ron Samuels. Additional content will be posted monthly; coming attractions will feature Moszkowski’s Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Brahms Sonata #1 for Viola and Piano, Rachmaninoff Six Piano Duets, op. 11, Beethoven “An die Ferne Geliebte,” and Piazzolla “L’histoire du Tango.”