Pianist TIMOTHY DURKOVIC was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He received his musical education at the National Conservatory of Guatemala, the Juilliard School, Salem College, and the Thornton School of Music (USC), where his major teachers were Barbara Lister-Sink, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Daniel Pollack, Jacob Lateiner, and Consuelo Medinilla. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees and one Master’s degree in piano performance. He is the winner of several competitions, both nationally and internationally, and performs in recital, as soloist with orchestra, and in chamber music collaborations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Specializing in teaching the Lister-Sink Method of well-coordinated, injury-preventive piano technique, he currently serves as the Director of Keyboard Studies at Long Beach City College. He has also served on the teaching faculties at the University of La Verne, Orange County High School for the Arts, and the Thornton School of Music (USC). His performances have been broadcast on NPR, the International Voice of America, and TGNA. His Latin American premiere of Lowell Liebermann’s Gargoyles brought him acclaim directly from the composer as “an incisive and exciting performance” and is currently available as the title track of his CD available on iTunes. He can also be heard on the Albany Records release, “SixthSpecies,” with violist Leticia Oaks Strong of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is the Vice President of the Lister-Sink Foundation, has served on the Executive Board of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, maintains a private teaching studio, and is the Director of Music/Organist at Church of the Good Shepherd in Arcadia, California. For more information on Durkovic’s activities, availability, and recordings, please visit his website at timothydurkovic.com. Timothy Durkovic is an official Steinway Artist.