Peter Coraggio

Peter Coraggio, Professor Emeritus of the University of Hawaii, is a distinguished pianist recognized for his extraordinary artistry. His vast musical range of keyboard literature encompasses the greatest of the classics to the most contemporary explorations. Coraggio is a graduate of The Juilliard School. Among his noted teachers have been Gordon Stanley, James Friskin, and Wolfgang Rose. A stimulating lecturer and teacher, he is in continual demand internationally to coach students, and to present performance seminars and lecture-recitals on a wide range of topics.

A prolific writer, Coraggio’s five-book illustrated series, The Art of Piano Performance, is available in the in Japan by Chopin Publishing, in the U.S. by Neil A. Kjos Publishing, and in Korea by Choon Chu Sa Publishing. His edition of Debussy’s Children’s Corner, which includes a discussion on Debussy’s style and suggestions for performance, is published in Japan by Chopin Publishing. Coraggio’s The Essential Techniques of Piano Performance was published in Japan by Ongaku no Tomo in May 2005 and quickly became a best-seller among piano teachers and aspiring students.  

Seven study guides written in collaboration with Joseph Bloch, Professor Emeritus of The Juilliard School, are published in Japan by the Zen-On Company. They include Debussy’s Preludes for Piano Books I & II, Schumann's Kinderszenen; Chopin's Nocturnes; Schubert’s Impromptus and Moments musicaux; Haydn’s Sonatas; and Mendelssohn’s Lieder Ohne Worte (Songs Without Words) and Variations Serieuses.