Elaine Greenfield, widely recognized
piano soloist and collaborative artist, has performed throughout
North America, including noted appearances at Carnegie Hall,
Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Washington DC's Phillips Collection,
Boston's Gardner Museum, and numerous college campuses coast
to coast. She has been televised and broadcast over national
and international radio, including the BBC
(6.7 mp3 file), NPR, WGBH, WNYC, WAMC, and KBAQ. 1996 marked
her first of several performances at the Historical Piano Study
Center of the E. Michael Frederick Collection, Ashburnham, MA.
Her recordings include the first
book of Debussy Preludes; a CD with the Vermont Contemporary
Music Ensemble; "Music of Her Own," songs and piano
music by women with soprano Jill Hallett Levis; "The Transcontinental Piano Duo," 2 CDs of music for piano 4-hands with Janice Meyer
Thompson; and, most recently, "Debussy
Preludes, Bk.s 1 & 2," recording of the 24
Debussy Preludes on a 1907 Blüthner of Leipzig.
Ms. Greenfield has been included
in the Vermont
Arts Council's Artist Register since 1972, and
in 1992 was awarded a VAC Fellowship Grant by Governor Howard
Dean. In 1987 she received Centennial Award of Merit from Potsdam
College for "exceptional contributions to musical America."
Elaine is a founding performer of the Vermont
Contemporary Music Ensemble. Additionally, in
her local area, performances have included I Musici de Montreal,VT
Symphony Orchestra, VT Mozart Festival, VT Philharmonic, and
decades of solo and collaborative recitals with various regional
and national musicians.
As an educator Elaine Greenfield
maintains an independent studio in South Burlington, Vermont.
Since 1973 Greenfield has been a member of the artist-faculty
of the Adamant
Music School and she served as director from
1979-1982. She is a Master Teacher in the Music Teachers National
Association, a resource person for workshops, master classes,
and lecture recitals, and an active adjudicator. In her local
area Greenfield is Artistic Director of concert events for St.
Paul's Cathedral Arts and is founder-director of Greenfield
Piano Associates, an educational organization dedicated
to the art of piano playing.
Ms. Greenfield holds Bachelors
and Masters degrees in piano performance and teaching, and her
early training included such notable instructors as James Ball,
Irene Rosenberg Grau, Walter Hautzig, John Perry, Lorin Hollander,
Julio Esteban, and Dorothy Taubman.
Although her repertoire is extensive
and varied Elaine Greenfield has loved French Music since early
student days at the Crane School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory,
and in New York with mentor and Adamant founder Edwine Behre.
About her New York Carnegie Recital Hall debut which included
the second book of Debussy Preludes New York Times critic Peter
G. Davis wrote: "Ms. Greenfield possesses a formidable
technique which she uses for expressive purposes rather than
flashy surface effect...The Preludes were particularly well
conceived, etched in a clearly drawn, rhythmically strong profile
that made a welcome contrast to the mushy impressionistic haze
that many pianists consider appropriate for this composer."
Greenfield recently recorded
the 24 Debussy Preludes on a 1907 Blüthner
of Leipzig virtually identical to Debussy's piano of
choice when he composed the works. The recording took place
at the E. M. Frederick Collection in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
Current collaborations include performances as half of the "Transcontinental Piano Duo" with pianist Janice Meyer Thompson of Arizona State
University, and flute/piano recitals with flutist Karen