Claire Black, Classical Piano, will give a concert at the United Methodist Church in Long
Lake on Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. A native of Long Lake, Claire now resides in
South Burlington, Vermont, where she is very active performing classical music.
Ms. Black has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborator throughout North
America. She enjoys frequent collaborations with flutist Laurel Ann Maurer and her chamber group Vermont Virtuosi, and hopes to establish many more fruitful partnerships in the area. She also freelances as an accompanist for soloists and various choral groups, including the Burlington Choral Society. Ms. Black spent the previous eight years in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a staff accompanist at Baldwin Wallace University, accompanied several area choirs, and trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). She received a master of music degree in piano performance under the tutelage of Margarita Shevchenko. Her deep interest and commitment to chamber music have led to abundant experience, including many years of performance tours with the Cialde Quintet and with her cello-piano Elegua Duo.
Along with performing, Ms. Black loves teaching and feels fortunate to have a flourishing piano studio at home. She is also a proud new member of Vermont Music Teachers Association. Claire previously taught via the Oberlin Community Music School and at CIM’s Summer Sonata festival for young pianist.
When she is not working, Ms. Black enjoys attending concerts of all sorts, reading fiction, making her garden grow, and exploring the Adirondack wilderness with her partner Andrew.
Ms. Black last performed in Long Lake in 2012 as a member of the Elegua Duo.
A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is part of a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music and is partially funded by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake. Donations are appreciated to further fund the concert series. For more information, call 518.624.2056.