Louis Nagel is a Steinway Artist and Professor Emeritus of Piano at The University of Michigan School of Music Theatre and Dance. Winner of the Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in Teaching, his performances and residencies have reached audiences and students in Israel, Vienna, Russia, England, Australia, Taiwan, Poland, and the United States. He has been called “an exciting musical intelligence combined with a brilliant technique”, ”a pedagog, a performer and scholar, all synthesized.”
Louis Nagel has been called the “go-to” person to prepare students for college and conservatory auditions and those who aspire to “the next level” in pianistic artistry. Collaborations with his wife, psychologist/musician Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel in joint master-classes address careers in the arts, stage fright, and the importance of music in society. Louis Nagel is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he earned his Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees. His recordings include works of Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Liszt, and Balakirev.