Ian Scarfe @iscarfe

Piano

San Francisco, CA
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108 Played at 108 groupmuses!

Ian Scarfe @iscarfe

Piano

About

Hello! I am Ian. I've played over 100 Groupmuses! They are one of my favorite kinds of performances... mixing the casual atmosphere of a house party with the classical elegance of whatever piano repertoire is currently in my fingers.

My career as a performer takes me all over the place. I tour regularly across the U.S. and Europe, make guest teaching appearances all over, and enjoy musical performances in big fancy venues and smaller casual spaces. I play lots of solo piano music, but I am also a regular collaborator with duo partners, chamber music groups, and large ensembles as well.

A big part of my appeal to audiences is the way that I take time during programs to talk to the audience about the music. I'll share stories about the composers, their history and context, and offer little "listening guides" about the music we are hearing.

I am the director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, and attended Willamette U and the SF Conservatory, if all that matters to you.

Music

Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Barber, John Adams, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Debussy, Ravel, Faure...

Videos

Programs

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Past groupmuses (108)

  • Classical Piano/Violin Duo in a West Village Townhouse

    Sunday, Apr 2, 2023 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: West Village
    • Composers: Brahms, Beach, Clarke, Barber
    • Instruments: Violin + Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Romantic Piano/Violin Duo on UES

    Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Lenox Hill
    • Composers: Brahms, Liszt, Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Classical to Klezmer at The Sound Room!

    Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Oakland Ave - Harrison St, Oakland
    • Composers: Mozart, Debussy, Beach, Clark, Watson
    • Instruments: Violin, Clarinet, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Echoes of Dance: Classical / Romantic / Impressionist / Tango

    Sunday, Mar 5, 2023 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Dvorak, Chopin, Piazzolla, Messiaen
    • Instruments: Violin, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Centuries of Sound - Chamber Music for Strings, Piano and Voice

    Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Schumann, Beach, Clarke, Dohnanyi
    • Instruments: Piano, String Trio, Voice
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • The Presidio Trio - Centuries of Sound

    Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Philip Glass
    • Instruments: Violin, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • A Holiday Prelude in Napa Valley

    Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 4:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: near Vintage High
    • Composers: Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Glass
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Centuries of Sound: Fire & Grace

    Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Vivaldi, Bach, De Falla, trad. Spanish
    • Instruments: Violin, Guitar, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Centuries of Sound: Piano Extravaganza

    Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Ravel, Chopin, Armer, Beach, Chew
    • Instruments: Four Pianists
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Massivemuse

    Centuries of Sound: Massivemuse at the Century Club

    Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Mendelssohn, Grieg, Beach, Halvorsen
    • Instruments: Violin, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • The perfect Napa "pairing".. Great musicians with avid music lovers (and perhaps a little wine)

    Saturday, May 28, 2022 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: near Vintage High
    • Composers: Grieg, Bach, Barber, Beach, Schumann
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Hidden Mission Churchmuse 2: "Songs My Mother Sang"

    Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Dolores Heights, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Handel, Dvorak, Holst, Joan Baez
    • Instruments: Voice, violin, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • 405 Shrader presents "Midsummer Moon"

    Saturday, May 21, 2022 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury, SF
    • Composers: Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach, Ravel, Grieg
    • Instruments: Violin + Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Music at Century Club: Zurich Beethoven Trio

    Sunday, Apr 17, 2022 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven, Glinka, de Falla, Gade
    • Instruments: Clarinet, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    Music at The Century Club: Conversations and Variations

    Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Brahms, Britten, Shaw, Beethoven
    • Instruments: Viola, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Hidden Mission Church- muse

    Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Grieg, Piazzolla, Bartok, Mads Tolling
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    Festival Rolland 2021: Dvořák Piano Quintet with Ian Scarfe and the Sierra Quartet

    Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Dvořák
    • Instruments: Piano Quintet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Virtual Masterclass

    A Deeper Dive with Pianist Ian Scarfe - Music of Chopin, Liszt, Bartók, and Barber

    Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 6:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Chopin, Liszt, Bartók, Barber
    • Instruments: Solo Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Groupmuse's first livestream show, ever?

    Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin
    • Instruments: Solo Piano
    • Price: Free to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Shifting Balance

    Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 5:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Marina District, SF
    • Composers: Schumann, Beethoven, Cassado, Chopin
    • Instruments: Cello and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago