John Owings, Herndon Professor of Music and Division Chair of Piano Studies at TCU, received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, his Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, and studied at the Royal College of Music on a Fulbright Scholarship. His mentors have included Geza Anda, Martin Canin, Dalies Frantz, Wilhelm Kempff, Karl Leifheit, and Rosina Lhevinne. Gold Medallist of the 1975 Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, he has performed in recitals and with orchestras in major cities throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Far East and has served on the juries for many national and international competitions. In 1993, TCU conferred upon him its highest honor – the Chancellor’s Award – in recognition of his performances of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas. A CD of six of the sonatas from the series is available. His CD recordings on the Koch International Classics label have received outstanding reviews. In 2005, Opus millésime released his recording of the piano music of Robert Casadesus, and in 2006 his collaborative recording of the keyboard works of Julius Reubke with colleague H. Joseph Butler was released by Pro Organo.