Please press the play button above to hear the recorded interview, which was recently broadcast on KMFA 89.5.
Hailed by the New York Times as “an especially impressive fine pianist,” Richard Dowling has performed in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as a soloist with orchestras around the country. Currently a resident of New York, Dowling is originally from Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, and completed his master’s degree at Yale before returning to Texas to complete a doctorate at the University of Texas. An advocate of both American music and specifically the music of Scott Joplin, Dowling has been busy this year as the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the death of the late great American ragtime composer.
Dowling has just recorded all of Joplin’s music for piano and will play a recital in Austin on April 28 featuring some of the composer’s greatest hits. He stopped by the KMFA studios to talk about the performance and share some of his new recording with Chris Johnson.