Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
Malcolm Halliday has performed in the United States and Europe, both as a soloist and in collaboration with singers, instrumentalists, and orchestra. He has performed on numerous occasions with historical pianos from The Frederick Collection, and used period instruments in concerts at Jordan Hall and Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mechanics Hall in Worcester, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and other locations throughout New England. He has recorded Schubertís Winterreise with Bass Baritone Robert Osborne, using an original 1828 Conrad Graf piano. A champion of more recent and contemporary music, Malcolm Halliday can also be heard on two recordings of the music of the American composer Leo Sowerby, released through Albany Records. Former resident pianist for The American Schubert Institute in Boston, Malcolm Halliday is also pianist with mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato and clarinetist Chester Brezniak in the Blackstone Trio. He is pianist with tenor Stanley Wilson in a CD featuring music of English composers Bridge, Elgar, Quilter and Vaughan Williams, and also a recording of Dichterliebe and Liederkreis by Robert Schumann.
Malcolm Halliday is Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury, where he leads one of the largest mainline church music ministries in New England. He is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Master Singers of Worcester (MSW) in Worcester, MA since fall, 1998. Halliday also works with the Worcester Childrenís Chorus, a new treble chorus in central Massachusetts for youth and children. He resides in Worcester, MA and serves on the music faculty at Clark University. Halliday received degrees in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory (B.A.) and Boston University (M.Mus). His principal piano teachers included 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. In 2007 Halliday received certification as a Fellow (FAGO) of the American Guild of Organists.