Felipe Verdugo pursues a diversified career as a pianist, pedagogue, and researcher. He obtained his Doctor of Music degree at Université de Montréal (UdeM), where he teaches piano performance as a lecturer since 2016. He is currently attached as a postdoctoral fellow at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (McGill University, CIRMMT) and the EXPRESSION team (Université Bretagne-Sud, France) thanks to a postdoctoral scholarship from both the SSHRC and the FRQSC. Interested in the biomechanical features of piano performance in the context of his doctoral research, he worked in 2018 and 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de simulation et modélisation du movement (École de kinesiologie et des sciences de l’activité physique, UdeM). He has performed among others as a soloist with the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal after winning first prize at UdeM concerto competition and has presented his research work in lectures and lecture-recitals at international conferences such as the London International Piano Symposium (UK). In addition, he completed a Master’s degree in political science at Université du Québec à Montréal and was awarded the Institut de recherche en économie contemporaine prize for the best 2018 master thesis.
- Verdugo, F., Kokubu, S., Wang, J., Wanderley, M. M. (2020). MappEMG: Supporting Musical Expression with Vibrotactile Feedback by Capturing Gestural Features through Electromyography. In Proc. of the International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID). Montreal, Canada.
- Verdugo, F., Pelletier, J., Michaud, B., Traube, C., Begon, M. (2020). Effects of Trunk Motion, Touch, and Articulation on Upper-Limb Velocities and on Joint Contribution to Endpoint Velocities During the Production of Loud Piano Tones. In Frontiers in Psychology 11:1159.
- Verdugo, F., Begon, M., Gibet, S., Wanderley, M. M. (2021). Proximal-to-Distal Sequences of Attack and Release Movements of Expert Pianists during Pressed-Staccato Keystrokes. In Journal of Motor Behavior.