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)

  • VINIFERA DOUBLE-HEADA PT. 1

    Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 1:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Rockridge/North Oakland
    • Composers: Beethoven, Bates, Gershwin
    • Instruments: Cello, Piano, Violin, Clarinet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Ginormous secret artspace Groupmuse

    Friday, Apr 20, 2018 8:00 PM PDT

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

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Bay Street musin'

    Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 7:00 PM PST

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

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    A Midwinter Fireside Afternoon Massivemuse

    Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Western Addition, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven
    • Instruments: Viola, Violin, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $20 tickets ($15 for Supermusers)

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • It's Delightful in December with Brahms & Beethoven!

    Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Rancho Area of Los Altos
    • Instruments: Cello, Piano, Clarinet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • End your old, begin your new week with music, relaxation, networking in the Marina

    Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Marina District, SF
    • Composers: Brahms, Messiaen, Ravel
    • Instruments: Violin, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Vinifera Trio on Fillmore

    Friday, Oct 20, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

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

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Classical in Culver CIty III

    Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Blanco - Culver Crest, Culver City
    • Composers: Bach, Kreisler
    • Instruments: Violin, Oboe, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Spindlewood Chamber Music Society

    Friday, Sep 22, 2017 7:30 PM PDT

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

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • A Summer Concert in the Woods

    Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Woodside
    • Composers: Mozart, Schumann, Bartok
    • Instruments: Clarinet, Violin, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Steinway Playgrand

    Friday, Jun 30, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Glen Park, San Francisco
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • French Trio in the Marina

    Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

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

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Beethoven by the Beach

    Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Woodside Green, Camarillo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Chamber music in a Victorian!

    Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 3:00 PM PST

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

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Austrian Riesling with Schubert

    Friday, Feb 17, 2017 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Civic Center, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • A Valentine Romance

    Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 6:30 PM PST

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

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Groupmuse on February 4th

    Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 7:30 PM PST

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

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Groupmuse Night Out

    Trinity Alps Chamber Players present late Beethoven

    Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill / Polk St.
    • Price: $20 tickets

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Impressionists in Oakland!

    Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 7:30 PM PST

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

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Classical Cole Valley

    Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cole Valley, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago