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Elaine Greenfield

Elaine Greenfield, piano
Pianist Elaine Greenfield is recognized internationally for performances, recordings, and teaching, with a distinguished career as soloist/lecture recitalist, and collaborative artist. Noted nationwide for her sensitive musical imagination, compelling artistry, and effortless technique, Ms. Greenfield has received acclaim for performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, Boston's Gardner Museum, and innumerable concert venues coast to coast. A review in Clavier magazine lauded Ms. Greenfield's CD release on Centaur Records, "Debussy Preludes, Books 1 & 2," recorded here at the Frederick Collection, calling her performances "impeccable"..."how this music was meant to sound". Classics Today praised her "sensitivity and control", "alluring pedal effects"...."meeting technical challenges with no effort".

Ms. Greenfield has been broadcast over international radio & TV, including the BBC, NPR, VPT, WGBH, WNYC, WAMC & WBAQ. The New York Times praised her "crystalline clarity, tonal warmth, graceful airiness, and rhythmically strong" playing, with "...a formidable technique...". Additionally, Ms. Greenfield toured for 20 years with Philadelphia flutist, Pamela Guidetti, New York Concert Artists Guild winner and protégée of French master Marcel Moyse. In her region, she has appeared as soloist with I Musici de Montreal, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Mozart Festival, and the Vermont Philharmonic. She was a founding performer of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and for decades has performed both solo and collaborative recitals, often with various regional and national artists. Her 20-plus year collaboration with Arizona pianist Janice Meyer Thompson, as The Transcontinental Piano Duo, has resulted in three CD recordings, including the 2010 release 
(also recorded here at the Frederick Collection) for Centaur Records, “French Four-Hands and the Elegant Erard,” presentations by the Duo at the 2009 World Pedagogy Conference and the 2012 MTNA National Conference, and earned her rave reviews for recitals, workshops, and master classes at colleges, universities, state conferences, and at various concert appearances in 17 of the 50 states, with a goal of reaching all 50! For additional Duo information, please visit

A passionate and dedicated teacher, Elaine Greenfield maintains an independent studio in South Burlington, VT, and is a member of the artist faculty of the Adamant Music School in Adamant, VT. She is a Master Teacher in Music Teachers National Association, a resource person for workshops, master classes, and lecture recitals, and an active adjudicator. In her local area Ms. Greenfield is Artistic Director of concert events for St. Paul’s Cathedral Arts and is founder-director of Greenfield Piano Associates, “a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the art of piano playing.” During her career Elaine has taught pupils of all ages and levels, with several artist-students winning contests at state, regional, and national levels. Many have since gone on to musical careers throughout the U.S.

For samples of Ms. Greenfield’s performances, complete educational background, philosophy, and activities, please visit her website, .

We are very pleased to have Elaine Greenfield return for her eighth performance in our Historical Piano Concerts series.