Artistic Director George Bozarth divides his year between Seattle and Bath. A member of the music history faculty at the University of Washington, he was the Artistic Director of the early music series Gallery Concerts for twenty-seven seasons, and now is Artistic Director of Musique du Jour Presents! in Seattle.
Internationally known as a Brahms scholar,
he also specializes in the
performance of Classical and
Romantic music on period pianos.
His article on Johannes Brahms,
co-authored with Walter Frisch,
appears in the New Grove Dictionary
of Music and Musicians (2000)
and Grove Online. His publications
include a book on Brahms and the eminent nineteenth-century singer George Henschel,
who was also the first conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has published articles on the types of pianos Brahms liked to play and performance issues in his music, and produced a two-CD set of early performances of Brahms’s piano music (1905–25) preserved on
Welte-Mignon piano rolls. His article “Piano Wars: The Legal Machinations of London Pianoforte Makers, 1795–1806,” co-authored with Margaret Debenham and published in the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, was the winner of the 2011 Frances Densmore Prize, awarded by the American Musical Instrument Society. He has recently completed a book on the Anglo-Irish pianoforte inventor William Southwell. He is currently writing a book on the role of art music in mid- to late 19th-century Boston.