Doug Montgomery to Play Vicky's of Santa Fe, 2/26
Doug Montgomery is a most sought after pianist, singer and performer. As a 1976 graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in 1978 at the Juilliard School of Music, he got his start at the age of 10 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. While a senior student (1976) at Northwestern University, he won the Musical Arts Competition in Chicago, Illinois. He also won top prize in 1977 at the Robert Casadesus Piano Competition in Cleveland, Ohio, while a student at Juilliard. Upon receiving his Master's in 1978, he was awarded the prestigious Joseph Lhevinne Scholarship in piano and returned to teach at Juilliard for a year. Perhaps the reason for this popularity is his ability to present classical, standard and pop music with equal skill and finesse.
The talented Michael Feinstein has said about Montgomery, "He is a gifted musician who is equally at home performing Chopin or singing show tunes. The wondrous part is that he does both with great style, verve and talent." In fact the two men have been compared to one another on more than one occasion, Montgomery being referred to as the "Michael Feinstein of the Southwest". He's extremely popular and has appeared as a solo artist throughout the United States and Europe and has appeared regularly at Vicky's of Santa Fe in Indian Wells for 25 consecutive seasons. Doug will appear at Vicky's of Santa Fe February 26 thru May 3, 2014, Every Wednesday thru Saturday 7-11pm.