Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
Elaine Greenfield ~ Karen Kevra
for sensitive musicality and compelling artistry, pianist Elaine Greenfield
has become a noted performer, MTNA Master Teacher, devoted educator, arts
administrator, clinician, and adjudicator. Her career presently includes
solo and ensemble engagements throughout North America, radio/television
broadcasts, and recordings: Debussy Préludes, Book I; “Music of
Her Own” (music by women); a CD with the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble,
of which she is a founding performer; 2 CDs with "Transcontinental Duo"
partner, Adamant Music School colleague Jan Meyer Thompson; and an
historical recording, "Le piano de Debussy", a CD of Debussy's complete
Préludes performed on Debussy's piano make of choice, a Blüthner
of Leipzig. This instrument, made in 1907, is from the E.M. Frederick
Elaine holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance and teaching. Her early instructors included Lorin Hollander, Julio Esteban, Irene Rosenberg, James Ball, Walter Hautzig, John Perry, and Dorothy Taubman. She studied at Crane School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and with N.Y. mentor, Edwine Behre, student of Leschetizky and founder of the Adamant Music School. Her Carnegie Recital Hall debut was lauded by New York Times critic Peter Davis.
Elaine's independent studio is located in So. Burlington, Vermont. In her local area she coordinates the Cathedral Arts series for the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, and is founder-director of Greenfield Piano Associates, an educational organization dedicated to the art of piano playing. She has been on the faculty of the Adamant Music School since 1973, serving as Associate Director from 1979-1982. She has performed with the Vermont Symphony, I Musici de Montreal and the Vermont Mozart Festival.
Please visit Elaine on the web at www.elainegreenfield.com
Karen Kevra has developed a reputation nationally for her warm and extroverted performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been hailed as “having a musical focus and depth seen in few flutists anywhere.” In addition to recent performances at Carnegie Hall, the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. and on French National Television, she was the soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra on their 2003 "Made in Vermont" tour.
Kevra has recorded for the Albany, CRI and Elektra labels. Her recording “Works for Flute and Piano of Louis Moyse”, was nominated for a 2003 Grammy award. Karen Kevra is the founder and Artistic Director of Capital City Concerts, based in Montpelier, Vermont, where she resides.