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Timothy Hoft, D.M.A.

Division of Keyboard Studies
Department(s): Music
Office: HFA 132
Phone: 702-895-0861
Email: timothy.hoft@unlv.edu

Biography

Dr. Timothy Hoft has given performances as piano soloist and chamber musician in the concert halls of Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center. His debut CD, Reflections on Ukrainian Piano Music Vol. I, has been favorably reviewed. “Here is piano music that needs to be known, piano music that abounds with visceral vibrancy and expressive intensity, not to mention being skillfully and subtly wrought for the instrument. Timothy Hoft’s ardent and caring virtuosity is captured in superb, lifelike sonics. You can’t ask for a more auspicious start to what promises to be an important series.” (Jed Distler, Gramophone critic)

In 2012, Hoft joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he teaches solo and collaborative piano. Hoft is currently exploring and performing solo piano repertoire of 20th/21st century Ukrainian composers, including the Nocturnals of Virko Baley, the piano sonatas of Valentin Silvestrov, the monumental cycle of 34 Preludes and Fugues by Valentin Bibik, the piano sonatas of Boris Lyatoshynsky, and many others, for a series of recordings entitled Reflections on Ukrainian Piano Music, to be released on the Troppe Note/Cambria label.

Hoft earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Logan Skelton and Benjamin Pasternack.

For more information, please visit his website at www.timothyhoft.com.