Jeff Manchur was born and raised in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. He presently lives in with his wife and daughters in Maumee, Ohio, where he's attempting to grow a beautiful sunflower patch in their backyard, and is organist at Grace Church Perrysburg.
Education: Bachelor of Music: Brandon University, 2009 Master of Music: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011 Doctor of Musical Arts: Bowling Green State University, 2015
Teaching: Served on faculties of Bowling Green State University, Marietta College, Toledo Symphony School of Music, Heidelberg University
Performing & writing interests: Bach, Mozart's complete Piano Sonatas, Franz Liszt, Mykola Lysenko, 19th century performance practice, classical music ambassadorship
Favorite works to perform: Rzewski's De Profundis, Schnittke's Concerto for Piano and Strings, all Bach (especially the Well-Tempered Clavier and English Suites), Mozart's K 309, Beethoven's Op. 110, Robert Schumann's Faschingsschwank aus Wien
Favorite pianists to listen to: Glenn Gould, Simone Dinnerstein, Mitsuko Uchida, Erwin Nyiregyhazi, Maria Joao Pires, Ivan Moravec, Claudio Arrau, Angela Hewitt, Grigory Sokolov, Andrew Rangell, Sviatoslav Richter, Vladimir Horowitz, Jorge Bolet, Artur Rubinstein
Favorite non-music activities: Reading (primarily non-fiction politics, history and biography, some fiction such as Andrew Klavan and Stephen King), watching hockey (Winnipeg Jets), watching football (Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Nebraska Huskers, Buffalo Bills), walking, craft beer (malty over hoppy), third-wave coffee-shops, cinnamon rolls