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)

  • Two-piano extravaganza!

    Friday, Feb 28, 2020 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Composers: Shostakovich - Mozart - Wagner
    • Instruments: Two Pianos
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • For the Love of Lieder

    Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: near Aragon HS, San Mateo
    • Composers: Clara Schumann, R Strauss, F Schubert
    • Instruments: Soprano, Alto, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • An Early Valentine with Late Romantic Composers

    Friday, Feb 7, 2020 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Marina District, SF
    • Composers: Bruch, Fruhling, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Piano, Clarinet, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Rollover Beethoven

    Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 4:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cow Hollow, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann
    • Instruments: Solo Piano, Piano + Soprano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • "Beethoven's last words": the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

    Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Composers: BEETHOVEN'S LAST WORDS
    • Instruments: String Quartet + Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Brahms and Messiaen collide in Park Slope

    Monday, Dec 16, 2019 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Park Slope
    • Composers: Brahms
    • Instruments: Piano quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Ginormous warehouse groupmuse!

    Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Composers: Schubert - Mozart - Shostakovich
    • Instruments: Piano + Strings
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Vienna comes to Bay St.

    Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Marina District, SF
    • Composers: Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Webern
    • Instruments: Piano + Strings
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Spindlewood Chamber Music Society #9 - Birthday edition!

    Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Woodside Green, Camarillo
    • Composers: Brahms, Mozart, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Classical in Culver City #8

    Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Blanco - Culver Crest, Culver City
    • Composers: Mozart, Brahms, Piazzolla, Vivaldi
    • Instruments: Violin + Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Fall concert brought to you by "N" and "S"

    Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 5:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cow Hollow, SF
    • Composers: Brahms, Mozart, Piazzolla, Schubert
    • Instruments: Violin and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Ginormous warehouse groupmuse: World War II music

    Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Composers: Aaron Copland + Dmitri Shostakovich
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    A Trinity Alps Massivemuse

    Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Western Addition, SF
    • Composers: Mozart, Mendelssohn, Montgomery
    • Instruments: String octet, piano, soprano
    • Price: $25 tickets ($20 for Supermusers)

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Ginormous groupmuse! Wild. Exotic. Classical. Contemporary.

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Composers: Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn
    • Instruments: Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Piano & Cello: Schumann, Beethoven, and Spanish folk songs!

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: El Cerrito
    • Composers: Beethoven, De Falla, Schumann
    • Instruments: Piano, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Wine Country Pairing (Classical Music Lovers with Fine Musicians)

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Near Vintage High School in Na
    • Composers: Beethoven, Bruch, Faure, Debussy
    • Instruments: Cello, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Shepherd and Co. at the hidden Mission district Church

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Schubert, Hovatter, Choate
    • Instruments: Soprano, clarinet, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Schubert and more - voice, clarinet and piano

    Friday, May 3, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: near Aragon HS, San Mateo
    • Composers: Schubert,Hovatter,Choate,Vaughn Williams
    • Instruments: voice, clarinet, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Adams "Roads and Movies"

    Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: West Portal, SF
    • Composers: Brahms, Debussy, John Adams
    • Instruments: Violin + Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Embassy Groupmuse

    Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Lower Haight, San Francisco
    • Composers: Beethoven, Grieg, Faure, Debussy
    • Instruments: Cello, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago