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)

  • Michael's 5th groupmuse

    Friday, Apr 26, 2019 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Glen Park, SF
    • Composers: Schubert, V-W, Choate, Hovatter
    • Instruments: Voice, Clarinet, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • John Adams, Brahms, and Debussy!

    Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Beethoven, Dvorak, John Adams
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Spindlewood Chamber Music Society - Zurich Beethoven Trio Edition

    Friday, Apr 5, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Woodside Green, Camarillo
    • Composers: Beethoven, Piazzolla, Milhaud, Debussy
    • Instruments: Piano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Sunday Evening Chamber Music in the Marina

    Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 6:30 PM PDT

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

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Beethoven and Tango in Culver City

    Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Blanco - Culver Crest, Culver City
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Beethoven and Tango in a Ginormous Artspace

    Friday, Mar 22, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Welcome back Ian!

    Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Violins in the Night: Gypsy Songs and Airs

    Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Marina District, SF
    • Composers: Dvorak, Lehar, De Falla, Saint-Saens
    • Instruments: Mezzo-soprano, Violin, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Enophiles for Vinifera

    Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Coombsville
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • 3rd Annual Fillmore St GroupMuse!

    Friday, Jan 25, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cow Hollow, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Musing in the new year

    Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Marina District, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Midwinter Montclair Beethoven

    Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Montclair, Oakland
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Trinity Alps Beethoven Bash

    Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Th Butter House groupmuse

    Friday, Nov 23, 2018 4:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Burlingame Village, Burlingame
    • Composers: Mozart, Kyle Hovatter, Eric Choate
    • Instruments: Soprano, Piano, Instrument TBD!
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • “A Little Sunday Night Music - Nocturnes and ‘Songs to the Moon’”

    Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Marina District, SF
    • Composers: Chopin, Fauré, Debussy, Jake Heggie
    • Instruments: Soprano, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    A Massivemuse for the End of Time: Messiaen at Monument

    Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, SF
    • Composers: Olivier Messiaen
    • Instruments: Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $20 tickets ($15 for Supermusers)

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • An Anniversary Groupmuse!

    Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Birdland, Sunnyvale
    • Composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Piano trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • The Vinifera Trio plays music for violin, clarinet, and piano

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Glinka, Brahms
    • Instruments: Clarinet, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Saturday Groupmuse - see the city sparkle from the hill

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Glen Park, SF
    • Composers: Brahms, Weber, Spohr, Heggie, Benavides
    • Instruments: Piano, Clarinet, Soprano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • VINFERA DOUBLE-HEADA PT. 2

    Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 5:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Uptown Oakland, Oakland
    • Composers: Beethoven, Brahms
    • Instruments: Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago