Ann Schaefer

 

PIANIST

About Ann

In demand as an orchestral keyboardist and chamber musician, pianist ANN SCHAEFER enjoys an active performing career in the Boston area and abroad. Schaefer serves as artistic director of the Boston Art Song Society, an organization of emerging artists dedicated to producing high-level performances that highlight the expressive power of the marriage of poetry and music.

In residence at the Banff Centre with the Cypress Trio, Schaefer performed the clarinet trio repertoire of Brahms, Beethoven, and Mozart. She served as a collaborative piano fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, where she performed the music of Pierre Jalbert as part of the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music. She has also performed at the DiMenna Center in New York in collaboration with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, at the Kennedy Center, and at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she returned for her second season as orchestral keyboard fellow. During the summer 2018 season, Schaefer performed Vitali Chaconne and selections from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with violinist Sarah Chang and was featured as a soloist with the Aspen Chamber Symphony in a performance of Richard Strauss’s Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Schaefer serves as substitute keyboardist for both the New World Symphony and Cape Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas and Jung-Ho Pak, respectively.

Schaefer has maintained an active teaching career, having served on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pre-College, Brooklyn Musical Arts, and Eastside Music School in Austin, Texas. While at Indiana University, she served as pianist for the studio of renowned baritone, Timothy Noble.

Schaefer’s mentors have included Javier Arrebola, Anne Epperson, Arnaldo Cohen, Peter Takács, and Marc Ryser. She has studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, and at the Boston University College of Fine Arts. Schaefer is an alumnus of both the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

About Ann

Upcoming Events

Orchestral Keyboard Fellow – Aspen Music Festival and School

Start date: June 19, 2019

End date: August 19, 2019

Location: Aspen Music Festival and School

Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Concert Hall - BU College of Fine Arts

Also featuring works by Maurice Ravel and Hannah Lash

Masterclass with Roger Vignoles

Date: April 3, 2019

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Marshall Room - BU College of Fine Arts

Boston Art Song Society Valentine’s Day Benefit Concert for Boston Children’s Chorus

Date: February 13, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Location: 8 Newcolb Street #3, Boston, MA 02218

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with Boston Art Song Society and Boston Children’s Chorus. Enjoy performances of two of the most important works for voice and piano in a cozy salon-style setting with a wine and dessert reception to follow.

Boston Art Song Society at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Date: January 10, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Edward H. Linde Gallery (Gallery 168)

A recital of works by composers from the Second New England School

Mass in G Major BWV 236

Date: December 8, 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church

with Harvard pro Musica (Conductor, Carey Shunskis)

Cantata BWV 46: Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei

Date: November 18, 2018

Time: 11:00am

Location: Marsh Chapel

with the Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium (Conductor, Scott Allen Jarrett)

Williams, Dukas, and Berlioz

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Dukakis Performing Arts Center

with the New England Symphony (Conductor, Roderick MacDonald)

Williams, Dukas, and Berlioz

Date: November 2, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Mechanics Hall

with the New England Symphony (Conductor, Roderick MacDonald)

Recital of Works by Tom Cipullo

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Concert Hall - BU College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth

Masterclass with Tom Cipullo

Date: October 12, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Concert Hall - BU College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth

Timothy Higgins Altemusik for Alto Trombone, Harpsichord, and Marimba

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 8:30pm

Location: Scanlan Hall

with Ben Smelser and Hannah Weaver

Gershwin An American in Paris

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor, Patrick Summers)

Vitali Chaconne and Selections from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with Sarah Chang

Date: August 11, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Private residence to be announced

Artist dinner with Sarah Chang

Debussy Cello Sonata

Date: August 11, 2018

Time: 12:30pm

Location: Peapcke Auditorium

with Sasha Skolnik-Brower

R. Strauss Le bourgeois gentilhomme, op. 60

Date: August 10, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Chamber Symphony (Conductor, Johannes Debus)

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Date: August 5, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with Jamie Barton, Richard Smagur, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra (Conductor, Patrick Summers)

Canteloube Selected Songs from Chants d’Auvergne

Date: July 27, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with Golda Schultz and the Aspen Chamber Symphony (Conductor, Vasily Petrenko)

Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)

Date: July 18, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor, Federico Cortese)

Bernstein Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, after W. H. Auden

Date: July 13, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Benedict Music Tent

with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Aspen Chamber Symphony (Conductor, Robert Spano)

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