ian scarfe, piano

Ian Scarfe, a native of southeast Texas, is currently a staff pianist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He recently finished a Master's Degree in 2008 and an Artist's Certificate in 2010 with the conservatory's prestigious Chamber Music Program, and earned a Bachelor's of Music Degree from Willamette University in 2005. He has performed across the world, including trips to Austria, Italy and Portugal. His tours of the United States have taken him to Illinois, Texas, Oregon, Maryland, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, which is dedicated to bringing classical music to the people of the remote mountains of Trinity County in Northern California. This festival is preparing for its third annual summer season this July 2013. Ian recently performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 as a soloist with San Francisco’s Symphony Parnassus. He has collaborated with such notable musicians as cellist Norman Fisher, violinists Roy Malan and Jorja Fleezanis, Italian soprano Felicia Bongiovanni, and members of the San Francisco Symphony, including principal hornist Robert Ward and principal bassoonist Stephen Paulson. His principal teachers are Paul Hersh at the SF Conservatory of Music and Dr. Anita King at Willamette University. His performances have received excellent reviews from the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Classical Voice, and Northwest Reverb.  For more about Ian, visit his website.