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Bill Doerrfeld

Born April 3, 1964 into a musical family from Chicago, Illinois Bill Doerrfeld began playing piano at age 4. During his youth Bill earned numerous awards for his music including winning a Downbeat Magazine DB award at age 16 (the youngest person at the time to earn said award), the Jacksonville And All That Jazz Great American Jazz Piano Competition, the Yamaha National Electone Festival, a New York Youth Symphony Commission and Carnegie Hall orchestral premiere performance along with awards, honors and fellowships from ASCAP, Tanglewood, Yaddo, Banff, MacDowell Artist Colony. Delius Foundation, Fontana Arts Society and others. At age 13 he was invited by Yamaha to perform his original solo jazz piano work in Japan and across the United States as part of the Junior Original Concert. Bill’s works have been performed by internationally acclaimed organizations such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra among others. Doerrfeld’s piano works have been performed on international tours by renowned pianists such as Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist Ralph Votapek. As a classical pianist Bill has been featured guest of the Northwest Sinfonietta and Methow Music Festival among others


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A Passing Moment

Point of Departure, WMPG-FM
2013

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