Karali hunter


Karali Hunter was raised on a farm in Idaho where she began playing piano at the age of 3.  Her love for all things musical led her to develop her talent at the college level. Ms. Hunter received her Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music in 2010 under the direction of Dr. Karen Shaw. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree at Arizona State University under the direction of Dr. Baruch Meir, and was awarded a Teaching Assistantship and Scholarship for her quality of performance. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University where she studied with Jeffrey Shumway and Irene Peery-Fox.  


Ms. Hunter’s musical pursuits have led to prizes in various state and international competitions, as well as master classes with some of the world’s best-known musicians.  Most recently she was awarded a First Prize Winner of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2011, and was awarded the honor of performing in Carnegie Hall. She has played in master classes with the legendary Ruth Slenczynska, Frederic Chiu, Alan Chow, Barbara Nissman, John Perry and many others.  She participated in the Shandelee Music Festival 2006, ARIA International Music Festival 2007, and the Duxbury Music Festival 2008 and 2009 where she studied with teachers including Yonghi Moon of Peabody Conservatory, Alexander Shtarkman also of Peabody Conservatory, Nina Svetlanova of Manhatten School of Music, and Monique Duphil of Oberlin Conservatory. She was a first place winner of the Duxbury Music Festival Chamber Competition 2008, and the second place winner in 2009.  Her Chamber mentors include Sergio De los Cobos of the Geneva Conservatory; Sharon Robinson, Federico Agostini, and Atar Arad of Indiana University; and the critically acclaimed Orion String Quartet.

Ms. Hunter was awarded the StAR Award in 2008 by the Music Teachers National Association for her excellence in academics, teaching experience and leadership abilities. She was awarded the Oscarson Grant from BYU in 2006, and was elected to the Presidents Leadership Council of BYU in 2007 for her distinction in academic and musical achievements.  Her students have gone on to compete, teach, and have been accepted to various colleges including Brigham Young University.

Ms. Hunter is co-founder and faculty member of the American Music Conservatory, and currently resides in Gilbert, AZ. When not at the piano, she spends all her time with her best friend and husband, Matthew. 


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  1. 1.Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit

  2. 2.Liszt Sonata in B minor

  3. 3.Liszt Totentanz

  4. 4.Any Romantic Piano Concerto


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