“provacative and impeccable”- American Record Guide

”…exceptionally refined and sensitive playing” - Fanfare Magazine

”…Class gave his usual display of stunning technical accuracy.” - ArtsKnoxville

"My Sonata has waited 50 years for such treatment.” - Elliott Carter (commenting on Class’ 1998 CD released of the Piano Sonata 1945-6)

“he serves a deeply musical sensibility bringing intelligence and poetic feeling to his interpretation.” -Murray Perahia, pianist



Brief Introduction

  • Professor of Piano, Music Director of Opera Theatre. University of Tennessee since 2007

  • Coordinator of Collaborative Piano & Conducting Programs, Oberlin in Italy. 2014-present

  • Faculty member Jacobs School of Music Indiana University 2005-07, and SUNY-Potsdam 2000-01

  • Frequent guest professor/performer University of Philippines, Yonsei University (S. Korea), Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.

  • Frequent residencies as Pianist, Conductor and Teacher in The Philippines, Taiwan, China and S. Korea

  • Discography of more than 15 recordings for Centaur, Albany, MMO, CRS and Jackal Records

  • Numerous performances as soloist and collaborator in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Victoria Hall and Studio Ansermet (Geneva), Musikverein (Vienna), Sejong Hall (S. Korea), City Theaters of Chongqing and Kunming (China), etc.

  • Since 2011, performed cycles of works including Liszt’s complete Annees de Pelerinage, complete Piano Sonatas of Mozart, complete Piano & Violin Sonatas of Beethoven, complete chamber music (including sonatas) of Brahms

  • 2015 awarded third place in American Prize competition for Professional Pianists