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18th Annual Texas Independence Day Dinner Honoring James Dick

On March 2, 2022, the Texas State History Museum Foundation will honor Texas legends James Dick and Lyda Hill with the History-Making Texan Award. The award will be presented at the Foundation's annual Texas Independence Day Dinner at the Bullock Museum in Austin.


"With warmest thoughts to all at this time..."

Please enjoy the beautiful piano music performed by James Dick among the Texas Bluebonnets. (previously recorded)


Key Pianists presents James Dick in Review

"He is an artist of substance and refinement."

Click here for full write up by Donald Isler in New York Concert Review - October 16, 2019


Pianist Dick brings natural insight to Key Pianists opener

"Classical musicians read the symbols on the page and turn them into vibrations in real time, putting a composer’s instructions in to action. If they interpret anything, it’s usually themselves through someone else’s structure and form."

Click here for full write up by George Grella in New York Classical Review - October 11, 2019


Broadway World - Key Pianists Returns To Weill Recital Hall At Carnegie Hall

"The imaginative and increasingly important Key Pianists concert series, founded by pianist Terry Eder in 2015, embarks on its fifth season with a recital by James Dick, whom American Record Guide lauded for his "patrician civility and lucid, beautiful sonority", on Thursday evening, October 10, 2019, at 7:30 pm at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. His program will include Schumann's Carnaval, Op. 9, Haydn's Piano Sonata in B Minor, and Beethoven's Bagatelles Op. 126, as well as modern American composer Dan Welcher's The Birth of Shiva, for solo piano."

Click here for full article in Broadway World - July 23, 2019


New James Dick CD released

New recordings, featuring pianist James Dick.


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 was performed with Baltic Chamber Orchestra / Emmanuel Leducq-Barome, concuctor. This recording can be found here.


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 was performed with Texas Festival Orchestra / Stefan Sanderling, conductor. This recording can be found here.


Both of The Round Top Record CD's are available here.


Aspen Magazine - Midsummer 2017

The Importance of the Arts

Letter from the Publisher


The Senate of the State of Texas recognize James Dick

Senate Proclamation No. 24


Texas Festival Orchestra

James Dick revisits his learning Chopin's Concerto No. 1 from his days at the University of Texas. He performed with the Texas Festival Orchestra Saturday, July 15, 2017 with Conductor, Christian Arming.


Houston Chronicle lauds James Dick

Arts writer Tara Dooley calls the pianist one of the Lone Star State's top classical stars. Read more here: Houston Chronicle


Pianist featured in magazine

Pianist James Dick and the Round Top Festival Institute were the subjects of a stunning 10-page feature in the May 2010 issue of Texas Highways, which is available through the magazine’s website, Texas Highways. The photographs by J. Griffis Smith take the reader to a magical, musical space; writer Heather Brand Schatz wields her words deftly, edifying and captivating the reader.


James Dick wins Medal of Arts

Internationally renowned concert pianist James Dick received the 2009 Texas Medal of Arts for his work in the area of Arts Education. Dick, who performs as a guest artist with the world’s top orchestras and in the globe’s most revered music venues, was honored for his International Festival-Institute at Round Top, which is one of the most distinguished musical education programs in the US. The institute offers programs throughout the year, as well as an international summer music festival and institute for young artists developing their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral repertoire.


About Concert Pianist James Dick

Steinway artist James Dick has brought to life the works of classical composers for audiences from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Academic Capelle in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dick’s playing melds modern-day energy and technique with an Old World graciousness and civility, resulting in a passionate sound that keeps audiences engrossed.


From his early years as prize winner of some of the world’s most prestigious piano awards to his current successful career as an international guest artist and the founder of a distinguished musical education institute, James Dick is well known to music lovers as a man of great talent, vision and class.


James Dick’s repertoire includes some of music’s most-loved works: Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 in B-flat. But he has another foot firmly planted in the future, as he champions contemporary composers and their music. James Dick has commissioned or premiered works by such luminaries as Claude Baker, Stephen Barber, Malcolm Hawkins, Benjamin Lees, Sergio Molina, Chinary Ung, and Dan Welcher.

Top Photo by Robert Baumgardner