Jack Winerock

Professor, Piano
Primary office:
308 Murphy Hall


D.M.A. University of Michigan; M.S. Juilliard School of Music; B.S. Juilliard School of Music

Jack Winerock received undergraduate and master's degrees at the Juilliard School of Music and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. Currently Professor of Piano at the University of Kansas School of Music, he was awarded the prestigious Kemper Teaching Award in 2003. In 2009, he was chosen Teacher of the Year by the National Federation of Music Clubs, and in 2010 he presented the Chopin Master Class at the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) annual convention.

Winerock received Second Prize in the International Bach Competition, made his orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and played his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.  He has toured Europe, Asia, and South America as well as the United States. In 1986, he gave the first performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in the People's Republic of China, and in l990, he was appointed the first U.S. Visiting Professor at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw.

Winerock has achieved national and international acclaim as a performer, teacher, and lecturer. He currently performs solo recitals and presents numerous master classes in Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. His students have won prizes in national and international competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the MTNA, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Johanna Hodges. They hold important faculty positions both in the United States as well as in conservatories in Europe and Asia. Winerock is also Artistic Director of the International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM) Piano Competition and Festival held every summer at the University of Kansas.

Selected Reviews

"His powerful hands and resourceful technique are directed by a long-sighted view that encompassed the whole work." - London Times

"A complete virtuoso and an intelligent." - Brussels Le Soir

"A polished, extraordinarily sensitive arstist." - Vienna Zeitung

"A performance of expressive refinement and rare delicacy." - New York Times

"Highly original, individual, and tremendously impressive." - The Washington Post

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