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Malcolm Halliday

 Malcolm Halliday, piano

Malcolm Halliday has performed in the United States, Europe and Mexico, both as a soloist and in collaboration with singers, instrumentalists and orchestra. A champion of more recent and contemporary music, Halliday can be heard as pianist on two recordings of the music of the American composer Leo Sowerby: a solo album entitled Impressions and songs with bass-baritone Robert Osborne in a collaborative album entitled My Love Unspoken, both CDs released through Albany Records.
He has performed on numerous occasions with historical pianos from the Frederick Collection, using period instruments in concerts at Jordan Hall and Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mechanics Hall in Worcester and other locations throughout New England. With bass-baritone Robert Osborne, he has recorded Schubert’s Winterreise using an original fortepiano, c. 1828 crafted by Viennese builder Conrad Graf. Former resident pianist for the American Schubert Institute in Boston, Malcolm Halliday is currently Artistic Director of a Worcester Schubertiad. He is also pianist with tenor Stanley Wilson on a CD featuring music of English composers Bridge, Elgar, Quilter and Vaughan Williams, and a just released recording of the song cycles Dichterliebe and Liederkreis by Robert Schumann.

Halliday received degrees in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory (BA) and Boston University (MMus). His principal piano teachers include Paul Badura-Skoda, Henrica Bordwin, Miles Mauney, and Bela Nagy. He studied vocal accompanying with Allen Rogers, and received several Fellowships in Vocal Coaching to the Tanglewood and Blossom Music Festivals. He has worked with numerous organizations as a pianist, including the Opera Company of Boston, and the Handel and Haydn Society. He currently is Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, MA and Artistic Director of the Master Singers of Worcester. He is also a member of the music faculty at Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, both institutions of higher learning in Worcester, MA.

An experienced concert presenter, for many years Halliday was the Artistic Director of the Great Music Series in MA, and currently manages a cultural series in MA, "Arts on the Green" in Shrewsbury, MA.

This is Malcolm Halliday's fifth appearance since 2002 in the Historical Piano Concerts series.

Find out what all (there's a lot) Malcolm Halliday is involved with at his web site, malcolmhalliday.com .