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Bill Doerrfeld in 2007
|Birth name||William Doerrfeld|
April 3, 1964 |
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Occupations||Musician, pianist, composer|
He received numerous awards and recognitions including a Downbeat Magazine DB award (at age 16), the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and The Great American Jazz Piano competition, the Yamaha National Electone Festival, a BMI Student Composer Award, a New York Youth Symphony commission and Carnegie Hall orchestral premiere performance.
Doerrfeld's compositions have been performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Youngstown Symphony. He has been a featured guest of the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Methow Music Festival. His piano compositions have also been performed internationally by Ralph Votapek, winner of the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
On November 16, 2010, Doerrfeld released his debut album titled Time And Again, featuring 10 original solo piano compositions in classical/jazz styles. In addition, he also announced the availability of printed scores for 70 of his original compositions.
On March 16, 2011, Doerrfeld released his second album titled A Passing Moment, again featuring 10 original solo piano compositions ranging in styles from Latin, R&B, Boogie-woogie, Jazz waltz, Funk and Jazz/Classical Ballads.
- "About Bill Doerrfeld". billdoerrfeld.com.
- "Yamaha 7th Junior Original Concert National Convention '78". Yamaha. 1978.
- "MUSIC NOTES; FACELIFT FOR A VALUED HALL". The New York Times. June 8, 1986.
- "Previous Awardees". New York Youth Symphony. 1987.
- "Concert: Youth Symphony". The New York Times. November 30, 1987.
- "Étude attitude". The Wenatchee World. July 24, 2008.
- "Composers' series delves into 20th century". The Baltimore Sun. October 24, 1991.
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- "Northwest Sinfonietta to Perform with Author Michael Cunningham". University of Puget Sound. April 5, 2009.
- "The Hours". Northwest Sinfonietta.
- "13th Annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival". Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. July 23, 2008.
- "Pianist Votapek at Loyola Marymount". Los Angeles Times. February 29, 1988.
- "Time And Again Album". billdoerrfeld.com.
- "70 Original Jassical Piano Works Now Available". billdoerrfeld.com. November 16, 2010.
- "A Passing Moment Album Press Release". billdoerrfeld.com. March 16, 2011.
- "Flurious Album Press Release". billdoerrfeld.com. March 26, 2012.