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Aleeza Meir was raised as a homeschooler and immersed in music from early childhood. She began her formal training at the age of five under Mary Ann Covert, a professor of piano at Ithaca College . Among her subsequent teachers have been fortepianist Malcolm Bilson, Fernando Laires (President Emeritus, American Liszt Society; Professor Emeritus, Peabody ), Irina Edelstein (Professor, Frankfurt Musikhochschule) and Jonathan Shames (Director, Marrowstone Festival), as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky.
In addition to piano, Ms. Meir's skills on organ and harpsichord give her unusual scope in terms of repertoire and technique. Her career has included performances in a wide variety of venues and capacities, ranging from concerto soloist to continuo player, as well as music festivals in Europe . She placed second in the 1988 Otto B. Schoepfle National Organ Competition at Oberlin, and in the 1998 International Piano Masterclass of Bechyne festival competition in the Czech Republic.
Ms. Meir has appeared with performers and conductors including Bob Chilcott, Edward Carroll, Frank Campos, Linda Case, David Griggs-Janower, G. Roberts Kolb, John Liepold, Jan Opalach, Yoonhee Shim, Stephen Michael Smith, Scott Tucker, Jayne West, the Alpha Quartet, the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble and the New England Symphonic Ensemble.
Recent performances include Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Stravinsky's Firebird (1919) with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Britten's Saint Nicolas with the Connecticut Choral Society and Orchestra, a featured piano recital broadcast on public radio station WBFO, principal harpsichord for Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Albany Pro Musica, Bach's D Minor Concerto with the Auburn Chamber Orchestra, and solo recitals in NYC on the Donnell Library Center series, the Music at Shelter Rock Series, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra's chamber music concert series, as well as numerous concerts under John Rutter at Carnegie Hall, with the Boys and Girls Choirs of Harlem (where she is on the artistic staff), and for the Brooklyn Philharmonic's Music in the Sanctuaries series.