Since beginning his piano studies as a boy, Brooks Hafey has been dazzling audiences with his exceptional musicianship and refined technique. He has performed in many countries outside of the United States including France, Italy, and Norway. In 2003 he performed at Weill Recital Hall in New York City. In addition to performing solo, Mr. Hafey is an active chamber musician, collaborative artist, and conductor.
In July of 2008, he made his opera conducting debut in Novafeltria, Italy, with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. He has since continued his conducting work with small ensembles and a choir. Mr. Hafey’s wide-ranging repertoire includes works of early masters such as Rameau and Couperin to those of today’s composers.
In February of 2011 he presented a lecture recital of Ghost Variations by contemporary American composer George Tsontakis. He is the 2011 winner of the Florida State University Doctoral Concerto Competition. As a result of winning this competition, Mr. Hafey performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” with the University Symphony Orchestra in February of 2012.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Master’s Degree from Florida State University. He is a DM candidate at Florida State University under the guidance of Dr. Read Gainsford. He is currently Accompanist and Events Coordinator at Chadron State College.