Thomas G. Uchtmann, M.M.
|Music||University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States|
|1967||Music||Juilliard School of Music|
Thomas G. Uchtmann
Concert pianist Thomas G. Uchtmann was born in 1943 and became interested in music at a young age. He dropped out of high school to devote more time to music, but when his father passed away, Uchtmann went to work as a carpenter’s apprentice. He was overheard practicing piano during his lunch break, and the potential talent he displayed eventually lead to a tuition scholarship at Juilliard School of Music. There he learned under Russian-born pianist Josef Raieff before receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and moving on to earn his master’s at the University of California, Santa Barbara.