Pianist Abe Minzer
Complete JS Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
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Pianist Abe Minzer earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, a doctorate in music at West Virginia University, and has taught at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. He plays concerts throughout the US, and has appeared as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Currently, Dr. Minzer is on the faculty at Pikes Peak Community College where he teaches Private Piano, Group Piano, Music Theory, and serves as staff pianist/accompanist. Abe Minzer also teaches music history and music theory at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. At the 2010 Colorado Music Teachers Conference, Dr. Minzer presented the lecture-performance “Late Chopin, New Beginnings”. Dr. Abe Minzer often performs works of living composers, including world premieres of compositions by Jorge Cardoso, Jim Bosse and Ofer Ben-Amots.
Abe Minzer is also founder and director of Classically Alive. Under the sponsorship of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Classically Alive hosts over 50 musicians and other artists, and features diverse monthly at-home music/arts salons, in addition to programs across Colorado. A venue for painters, poets, discussion, with fine food and great camaraderie, Classically Alive salons host a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary, popular styles, jazz, and world music.