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Pianist, Antoinette Perry, born to professional musicians, gave her first public performance at the age of four. Since then, she has appeared throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with many of the world’s greatest artists, including John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Ralph Kirshbaum, Ronald Leonard, Brooks Smith, David Shifrin, Gabor Rejto, Henri Temianka, Joaquin Valdepenas, Carol Wincenc, Froydis ReeWekre, and actors Michael York and Walter Matthau. She has performed with members of the American, Chicago, Cleveland, Emerson, Juilliard, Los Angeles, Paganini, Sequoia, and Takacs String Quartets, and also with concertmasters and/or principals of the Los Angeles, New York, Rotterdam, and the Hague Philharmonics, the Concertgebau, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Gulbenkian, and Zurich Tonhalle Orchestras, the Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto, and San Francisco Symphonies, and the Los Angeles and Orpheus Chamber Orchestras.
Having participated in festivals throughout America, such as Tanglewood, Ojai, Sedona, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Austin and Sarasota, Perry has been heard often on NPR’s Performance Today, the Bravo! Channel, and Continental Airlines’ In-Flight Programming. Artist-faculty emeritus at the Aspen Music School, she performed in over 100 festival concerts during her 25-year tenure there. Her recordings with flutist David Shostac have been issued by Harmonie and Excelsior (Sam Goody).
Distinguishing herself also as a pedagogue, Perry served for 12 years for the UCLA piano faculty, and the Colburn School of Performing Arts before joining the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music in 1996. She is the Senior Lecturer in the Classical Performance and Composition Division She also has served on the summer music faculty of the Idyllwild School of the Arts. She frequently gives master classes and serves as an adjudicator. Former students are enjoying successful careers as performers Ms. Perry received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Texas, and did her Doctor of Musical Arts work at the University of Texas and Aufbaustudium, Munchen Hochschule fur Music und Darstellende Kunst. Her teachers have included John Perry, Carlo Zecchi, Gilbert Kalish, Richard Goode, Lilian Kallir, Danielle Martin and Richard Angeletti.