American pianist Roger McVey has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, in Europe, Asia, Cyprus, New Zealand, and Mexico. Dr. McVey is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Idaho, and has previously taught at the University of Kansas, Mercer University, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, and East Carolina University. Additionally, he has studied at the Aspen Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute.
Dr. McVey has studied with internationally acclaimed pianists Menahem Pressler, Jack Winerock, Anton Nel, Herbert Stessin, and Henry Doskey, and has coached with artists such as Claude Frank, Janos Starker, William Warfield, Eric Rosenblith, and the Emerson Quartet. He was a top prizewinner in the International Beethoven Competition (U.S.A.), and was a Semi-Finalist at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Poland, where critics praised his "passionate artistry and electrifying virtuosity." Recent performances have taken him to China, Korea, Spain, and Italy, as well as New York, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. In 2012 he released his third CD recording, entitled Perspectives. In addition to his solo concerts, Dr. McVey performs with his trio, the Trio St. Croix, and regularly collaborates as a chamber musician.
An active clinician, Roger frequently gives masterclasses and presentations at universities, music schools, and for music teacher associations. He has presented at the College Music Society national conference, and for the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association. An avid listener of rock music, jazz, rap, and funk, Roger's other interests include cooking, playing chess, surfing, and skiing. He resides in Moscow, Idaho with his wife Giselle and their three children.