Linfield senior to present piano recital

Zach Gulaboff Davis '14Linfield College senior Zach Gulaboff Davis will present a senior piano recital Sunday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.

Davis, a music major focusing on music composition and piano performance, will perform solo piano works from the Baroque era to the present. There will also be works for duo pianos.

Davis has completed recitals in both piano performance and composition. As a pianist, he performed at the Portland International Piano Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival, and won the concerto competitions of the Salem Youth Symphony and Linfield Chamber Orchestra. As a composer, his “Sonata for Viola and Piano” won the American Federation of Music Club’s competition for chamber music and another of his compositions was featured at the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival. In addition, movements from his “Piano Concerto No. 1” were recently performed by the Linfield Concert Band and his piece “Scherzo for Piano” was selected as a winner of the Vox Novus Competition and will be premiered by pianist Yumi Suehiro in New York City in May.

He studies piano performance with Albert Kim, assistant professor of music at Linfield, and has previously studied under Jill Timmons, Chris Engbretson and Elise Yun. He studies composition with Richard Bourassa, Linfield professor of music. He will pursue his master’s in music composition at Mannes College: The New School of Music in New York City as a scholarship student after his graduation from Linfield in June.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275 or visit