Chamber Chorale Affiliate Artists


Laura Dahl, Pianist

Pianist Laura Dahl is an active international performer and educator, appearing in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall and Stern Grove Festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, and the Henley Festival in Great Britain. A specialist in collaborative performance and chamber music, Dahl is the founder and artistic director of Music by the Mountain, a chamber music festival in northern California, and the A. Jess Shenson Recital Series at Stanford University. Dahl is a member of the music faculty at Stanford University, where she teaches collaborative and solo piano, chamber music, art song interpretation, and diction. She has also taught at the New National Theatre Young Artists Training Program in Tokyo, Japan, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Dahl’s education featured training on both coasts of the US and in Germany. She was the first musician to be named a German Chancellor’s Scholar of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She lived two years in Germany, studying under pianist Phillip Moll, pianist and composer Aribert Reimann, and baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Dahl holds degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. A graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Dahl served as Assistant Conductor for Western Opera Theater and was Associate Director of the San Francisco Boys Chorus. She has been a coach at the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan Opera Theater. She was an invited fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center for two years and also studied at the Banff Academy of Singing and the Music Academy of the West. Dahl was born and raised in the western states of Colorado and Montana.

Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist in Office for Religious Life, Lecturer in Music

Robert Huw Morgan, Organist

Robert Huw Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Between 1985 and 1988, he was an Organ Scholar at St. John’s College, Cambridge University where his duties included playing the organ for the daily services in the College Chapel, and assisting in the direction of the celebrated choir of boys and men. During that time, he studied with the great British virtuoso, Nicholas Kynaston. In July 1999, he obtained two DMAs in Organ Performance and Orchestral Conducting from the University of Washington in Seattle, where his teachers were Professors Carole Terry (organ) and Peter Eros (conducting). From 1994 to 1996 he was a staff piano accompanist at the University of Washington School of Music and thereafter, for three years, was the Assistant Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and Opera. In this role, he conducted performances of The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus, Hansel & Gretel, and Falstaff. As both an accompanist and soloist, he has toured in Europe, the U.S., and Australia and has recorded performances for BBC Television and Radio, as well as for television and radio stations in the United States, Australia, and Canada. In addition to his duties at Memorial Church he also holds the position of Lecturer in Organ at Stanford University, and is the director of the Stanford Memorial Church Choir and the Department of Music’s 50-voice concert choir, the Stanford University Singers.

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