Professor Gavalchin has performed as concert pianist throughout North and South America. A critically acclaimed pianist, his solo recital at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina prompted an immediate invitation from the Colon's director for a concerto performance with the orchestra. He has also been the guest artist for the International Music Festival at the Domain Forget in Quebec, Canada. In New York, he has performed on WQXR's Listening Room radio program with Robert Sherman, and has been a frequent performer as soloist and ensembles in the northeast US.
John earned a Bachelor and Master Degrees from The Juilliard School where he was a three time recipient of the Helena Rubinstein Foundation Scholarship Award. A PhD graduate of New York University, Dr. Gavalchin's dissertation "Temporality in Music: a conceptual model based on the phenomenology of Paul Ricoeur" received the department's "Roger P. Phelps Award" as the outstanding dissertation in the field of music. Dr. Gavalchin teaches Music Appreciation at Iona College and is on the piano faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University and The College of Saint Elizabeth. Addtionally, he is Music Director of the "Paul and Irene Bogoni Foundation," which is dedicated to the arts and education. He has previously taught at New York University and has given piano master classes in the U.S. and abroad.