Anne Chamberlain has concertized extensively as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United State and Europe. Her numerous performances have included concerts at Alice Tully Hall and Town Hall in New York City, as well as appearances at other major halls, music festivals and universities, where she has premiered many works by her contemporaries. In programming music Ms. Chamberlain often includes late Romantic and early 20th Century masters - music which stylistically previews later trends - combining these with contemporary works. The Portland (Maine) Concert Association awarded Ms. Chamberlain the John Knowles Paine Award in recognition of her performances of American music of the late 20th Century.

Ms. Chamberlain was born in New York City, graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and studied at the Juilliard School. In recent years she has performed in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, coaching and accompanying singers from the Viet Nam National Opera Company and giving chamber music concerts with leading instrumentalists in the Ha Noi community. With these musicians she appeared on VNTV, and Ha Noi FM radio.

In addition to performing, Anne also works to connect people and music. She often shares some words about a new piece of music before performing it, to allow an audience to enter into the experience of hearing it more fully. She teaches piano students of all ages to understand music and its structures, whether elementary or advanced. Anne has been a member of the faculty of Bard College at Simon's Rock for many years where she teaches piano students. Her musical work in her own community, including directing a church choir, allows music to be shared in a variety of contexts, often of deep personal importance. She has wide experience accompanying the vocal art song - a repertoire she especially enjoys - and performing chamber music within settings that are both inter-generational and international.

"Anne Chamberlain, a pianist with the technical tools and intellectual acuity necessary to play 20th century music well, did not let her century down in her recital at Alice Tully Hall. Early or late composers found in the tall young artist a persuasive advocate."
--- New York Times

"Pianist Anne Chamberlain's beautiful playing radiated warmth, musicality, and a particularly fine sense of voicing.... In the second half of her program, devoted exclusively to 20th Century works, Miss Chamberlain best displayed her artistry. The concert concluded with a group of exquisitely performed Preludes by Debussy."

--- New York Herald Tribune

"Anne Chamberlain is an excellent pianist with her own clear vision. She knew how to achieve perfect ensemble playing."

--- Het Binnenhof, The Hague

About teaching

About teaching:

Piano is an ideal instrument for learning music! We play the keys with both
hands so right away we can hear two simultanous pitches and learn to
identify that interval. Later as we learn to play pieces at the appropriate
level for each student, we notice how music is made and some of its
important elements: rhythm, pitch, form, harmony, etc. These are very
simple to learn with beginning music; and the same elements are at play
as music gets more complex (and more interesting!)

After we learn the pattern of keys on the piano, we start reading a few
pitches at a time on a music score. We see the music score; we feel the
keys; and we hear the sound. Those three parts of our brain - seeing,
hearing and our kinetic sense all work together and complement each
other. When we hear and see two simultaneous pitches, we learn to
identify that interval (the distance between two pitches) as we see it
on the score, feel it with our hands, and hear it with our ears. The process
goes on from there and learning this way is wonderful!

Technical work is often derived directly from whatever piece we are working
on - not separated from the musical experience, and immediately useful for
playing the piece at hand. We work together on these various skills, and
each student then starts to work in the same ways at home between lessons.

Most of Anne's students do not become professional musicians, but all of
them learn to hear and love music! Some children later play a band
instrument in school but by that time, they read music and can concentrate
on getting the sounds from their band instrument since they are not begin-
ers in music, just beginners on their new instrument! Many times these
children are at the "head of the class" right away.

More advanced students work at their appropriate level and often we "fill
in" material they don't remember or never learned, so that we're always
studying the music, not simply "playing the piano". A number of Anne's
advanced students have prepared and performed concerts. As we work on a
recital program we stay focussed on hearing and recreating what the
composer wrote. More advanced music theory needs to be included in our
work as well as knowledge of relevant music history. We continue to work
on technical skills from the perspective of serving the music we are
studying. Our instrument becomes a beautiful tool for playing,
comprehending and sharing music.

"We learn to love the music!"

Anne Chamberlain
24 Bald Mtn. Rd.
Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754