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Sandra Carlock

Sandra Carlock, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and Juilliard Schools of Music, resides in Perkasie, PA, in Bucks County. Well known throughout the United States as a recitalist, teacher and clinician, Sandra also performs regularly in Britain and Europe. Her several tours each year of the United Kingdom have taken her from the South of England to Edinburgh, Scotland. In past seasons, she has appeared at St. John’s, Smith Square, London; at Folkestone, England (The International Celebrity Series); and at the Jacqueline du Pré Hall, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University. She also performs frequently in Britain on early pianos at the Finchcocks Collection, and at the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands Park.

Sandra recently presented a short recital on the 1892 Steinway which belonged to the composer Edvard Grieg and which remains in the villa of his estate, Troldhaugen, in Bergen, Norway. In August of 2002 she performed again at Troldhaugen, presenting a recital of the music of both Edvard Grieg and the American composer Edward MacDowell on the summer concert series there. She was the first artist ever to play the music of MacDowell at Troldhaugen.

Recent performances of note in the UnitedStates include concerts on the British Concert Series at the British Embassy, and the Georgetown Art Guild, in Washington, D.C., and a recent residency at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Sandra lectures regularly at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, and is recognized as an authority on the music of Clara Schumann.

A regular performer and lecturer at The Frederick Piano Collection in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, Sandra also directs the Ashburnham Chamber Music Festival at the Frederick Collection, which she inaugurated at the Historical Piano Study Center there in 2001. Following her August 31st, 2003 concert, Ms. Carlock will record music of Grieg and MacDowell on the 1877-'78 Erard piano from The Frederick Collection.

Sandra’s CD entitled Sandra Carlock in Recital, released in May 1999, features the music of Liszt, Bach and Chopin. She holds the Arthur Judson Distinguished Faculty Chair in Piano at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Her students are frequent prizewinners and perform throughout the United States and Europe. She is represented by J. Audrey Ellison, International Artists’ Management, London, England.