How long have you been playing piano?
Over 17 years
Jacob Nydegger, a San Antonio native, is an exciting young pianist whose esteemed artistry reflects his musical sensitivity. In San Antonio, Nydegger studied with Blanca Rodriguez, winning the 17th annual Petroff Piano Competition and receiving the Outstanding Performer award at Texas State Solo & Ensemble in 2012 and 2013. Since then, he has studied under Seth Carlin at Washington University in St. Louis and he currently studies with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas where he has received the Larry Walz Piano Scholarship and the Outstanding Undergraduate in Piano Performance award. In 2016, Jacob was named a finalist for The American Prize in Solo Piano Performance. Jacob was a recent winner of the Colorado College Summer Festival Concerto Competition and performed the Grieg Concerto with the Festival Orchestra. In 2017, he was named 2nd Prizewinner in London’s International Best Grieg Competition. Outside of solo work, Nydegger has experience composing scores for multiple films associated with the Texas Union Film Festival. Jacob is currently under contract for future recordings with the Toccata Classics record label in London.