- Ryan McCullough, Matthew Gemmill, and Bridget Hough-Meynenc at the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar.
- Maimy Fong at Blanco Performing Arts.
- Warren Jones and Co. at the Music Academy of the West.
- Thomas Bagwell at the Golandsky Institute.
- Alice Maxfield, pianist for the Oaklands Choir in Laurel, Maryland, deserves special praise for going above and beyond the call of duty. After the North Star Boys' Choir of Maple Grove, Minnesota found itself stranded while on a national tour, Alice quickly found the NSBC lodging, meals, and a performance venue while in town.
- And finally, Andrew Patner of the Chicago Sun-Times explains the genre of "collaboration" in his review of Jeremy Denk's Collaborative Pianist concert program at Chicago's Keys to the City:
Sunday afternoon held what used to be called “piano accompaniment,” then “partnering” and now seems to have emerged as a profession devoted to “collaboration.” It’s what happens when a pianist plays with a singer, a solo player of another instrument, or even chamber music, particularly when working with a pick-up group such as happens when orchestral musicians or concert soloists decide to make more intimate music together.Really? See also John von Rhein's more involved review in the Chicago Tribune.
Monday, July 02, 2012
Here are some recent mentions of collaborative pianists in the news: