Corey McVicar, described as a “duly poetic and exhilarating” pianist by the Sydney Morning Herald, has performed worldwide. He has appeared extensively throughout his native Australia, including notable performances at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Parliament House; he has also given concerto performances with the Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. Other international performances include solo recital and concerto engagements in Singapore at Victoria Hall; the American University and Goethe institute in Bangkok, Thailand; in Saint Germain En-Laye, France; and throughout Asia for the Pacific and Orient Corporation.

In the United States, Mr. McVicar has given recitals at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC; Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City and Strathmore Hall Music Center in North Bethesda, Maryland. His solo and chamber music performances have been heard on radio stations in Australia, France, and the United States. Most recently Mr. McVicar’s concertizing has included numerous chamber music collaborative performances and appearances with international artists in Southeast Asia and in the U.S., including tours of the Midwest and several East Coast cities as well as the San Francisco Bay area. He has recorded for VDA Classics.

Mr. McVicar has had successes in numerous solo competitions such as the New York Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, the Liszt International Piano Competition (Italy), and the Yale Gordon and Dan Saslov Piano Competitions in Baltimore, USA. He earned his musical education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music of the University of Sydney, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University. Postgraduate piano studies followed in both Germany and France. The various artists with whom he has worked include Ann Schein, Yvonne Lefebure, Leon Fleisher, and Murray Perahia.

Before moving to San Francisco, California in 2011 Corey McVicar served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Preparatory for 23 years. He also held an adjunct piano faculty teaching position at Columbia University in New York. Mr. McVicar has given numerous piano master classes on both coasts of the United States, in Asia and in Australia. He is currently Professor of Piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.