Mark Puckett, D.M.A., Steinway Artist
Dr. Mark Puckett,
professor of piano, artist-in-residence, and Steinway Artist, has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the United States,
Canada, Europe, Central America, and Asia. Conductors with whom he has worked
include David Itkin, Shinik Hahm, Robert Cronquist, Guy Frazier Harrison and
Puckett has taught at the Bösendorfer International Piano
Academy in Vienna, Austria.He has been
the Donald J. Feagin Guest Artist at the University of Tulsa and has performed
at the French Piano Institute Soiree Musicale.
He has won awards in several international piano
competitions, including second prize in the 1990 New Orleans International
In addition to performing, Puckett is in demand as a master
class clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator. Recordings include a CD of Chopin’s
Op 10 Etudes, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Liszt’s 'La campanella' and a CD of two-piano
and four-hand piano music titled Rendezvous recorded with his wife, Lauren Puckett. The
Pucketts frequently perform two-piano programs, and recently performed the
Ralph Vaughn Williams Concerto for Two Pianos with the Abilene Philharmonic.
The couple founded and co-directed the Abilene Summer Piano
Camp, which takes place each year during the last week of June on the campus of
Hardin-Simmons University.The camp is
designed for talented middle school and high school piano students.
Puckett received his Bachelor of Music degree at Oklahoma
City University where he studied piano with Dr. Clarence Burg and Ernestine
Scott. He then attended the University of Kansas and completed his master’s and
doctoral degrees in piano with Sequeira Costa, Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler
and Claude Frank.
- Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Oklahoma City
- Master of Music, Piano Performance, University of Kansas
- Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance, University
Listen to Performances by Mark Puckett