Dr. Friedrich Gechter

Associate Professor of Music CFPA 209-A
(956) 326-2639

courses: Piano, Piano Class, Music Theory

A native of Seattle, Washington, pianist Dr. Fritz Gechter has appeared as both soloist and collaborative artist throughout the U.S. and abroad. He made his European debut collaborating with his wife, Suzanne Ramo, soprano, in Germany and his Asian debut with violinist, Yu-mei Huang, at Aletheia University in Taiwan. Dr. Gechter has performed in the Alfredo Saint Malo Music Festival in Panama and more recently appeared in a solo recital in Switzerland. In 2016 he soloed with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Omaha Municipal Orchestra, and McAllen Symphonic Band.

At TAMIU Dr. Gechter is Associate Professor of Music & Piano and currently teaches applied and class piano. He is an active clinician and jury member in piano competitions, and while at TAMIU has launched and directed TAMIU’s Steinway Series, led a study abroad program within the department to Austria, and directed the university’s Young Pianists Program for secondary school students from 2009-2015.

Gechter received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Central Washington University and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance from The University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Gregory Allen.