JEANNE KIERMAN FISCHER
Jeanne Kierman has made a professional specialty as a player and teacher of ensemble repertoire. For ten years she toured extensively under the sponsorship of the New England Foundation and the Vermont Arts Council as a member of the Alcott Piano Quartet. She has performed for Da Camera of Houston, Mohawk Trail Concerts, Vermont Musica Viva, Chamber Music Ann Arbor, Skaneateles and the Marrowstone Festival among others. She has written about her experiences as a collaborative pianist for Piano and Keyboard Magazine and has recorded for Northeastern, Gasparo Albany, and Bridge Records. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Dalcroze School, and the New England Conservatory, she studied piano with William Masselos, Miles Mauney, Victor Rosenbaum, and Menachem Pressler. Formerly on the faculties of the Oberlin Conservatory and Dartmouth College, Jeanne Kierman is now an Artist Teacher of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston TX. In the summer months she works with students in piano chamber music at the Greenwood Music Camp in Massachssetts and also performs with the Concord Trio.