Piano, Chamber music and Piano Pedagogy
Christina Dahl has had a diverse career as a chamber player, soloist and teacher, and has been on the piano faculty at SUNY Stony Brook for seventeen years. She was both a faculty member and chair of the piano department at the Eastern Music Festival for eight years, and has subsequently joined the faculty at the Icicle Creek Music Center and Yellow Barn Festival and School. She has been a visiting faculty member variously at the Cleveland Institute, Peabody Conservatory and Ithaca College. For three years she was on the piano faculty at Lawrence University. In addition, Ms. Dahl has also been Director of Chamber Music at Stony Brook since 2000.
She has twice been a cultural ambassador for the US State Department, and has toured and taught master classes in Africa ,South America and the United States. She has played at the Gilmore International Piano Festival, Aspen, the Banff Centre, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, been a fellow twice at Tanglewood, has collaborated with her distinguished colleagues at Stony Brook in promoting new music, and has premiered pieces written specifically for her and Gilbert Kalish by composers on the faculty. She has performed at Weill Hall, the National Gallery in Washington DC, Merkin Hall in New York, and been invited to give master classes most recently at New England Conservatory, Royal College of Music Stockholm and on the Steinhardt series at NYU.
She is a frequent recitalist on university artists series, and been featured several times on Performance Today. Other radio broadcasts include KUSC in Los Angeles, Wisconsin Public Radio, WQXR and WNYC in New York. She has just completed a recording with her husband Richard Stout, trombonist in the Cleveland Orchestra, which will be released this fall. She can be heard in recordings on the Bridge, Albany and Tzadik labels.