Dr. Nathan Buckner

Professor of Music, Piano

Office: FAB 259   |    Phone: (308) 865-8118   |    Email: bucknern@unk.edu

Dr. Nathan Buckner


Member of the Frahm-Lewis Trio

Nathan Buckner joined the UNK music faculty in 1997. Buckner has appeared throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin-America as a soloist and chamber musician. Performances include multi-recital tours of Taiwan and Mexico; recitals in Korea, China, Hong Kong, Belarus, and Slovenia; and more than fifty UNK recitals including two multi-recital series: "The Nine Mature Piano Sonatas of Franz Schubert" (2007), and "The Ten Sonatas for Piano & Violin of Ludwig van Beethoven" with violinist Ting-Lan Chen (2009). Solo performances include recitals at Alice Tully Hall (New York) and the Kennedy Center (Washington); chamber collaborations include DaCapo Chamber Players (Merkin Hall, New York), Contemporary Music Forum (Corcoran Gallery, Washington), Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (Chicago), and Abbey Bach Festival (Mount Angel, Oregon). He has appeared summers as artist and teacher at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp: Michigan (2003-2006), Delmarva Piano Festival: Delaware (1992-2010), and Shandong University Summer Session: Weihai, China (2008). He serves as pianist for the Frahm-Lewis Trio (UNK Faculty Piano Trio). Buckner's editions of the piano works of nineteenth century American composer Philip Antony Corri are published by Kallisti Music Press of Philadelphia, and are reviewed in Notes: Journal of the Music Library Association; his article on the composer appears in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

A native of Eugene, Oregon, Buckner holds the B.M. from The Juilliard School, an M.M. from Indiana University and a D.M.A. from University of Maryland. He studied piano with Edward Auer, Shoshana Cohen, Olegna Fuschi, Thomas Schumacher, and Beveridge Webster; and early keyboard practice with Albert Fuller. His piano students have won fellowships and scholarships to pursue graduate and undergraduate piano performance degrees at Indiana University, University of Maryland, UMKC Conservatory, University of New Mexico, Ohio University, and SUNY Purchase Conservatory; his studio has produced MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition state winners, as well as one national finalist. At UNK he teaches piano, piano literature, chamber music, and core curricula.