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