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Ian Scarfe

Musician


San Francisco, CA
Piano
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70 Played at 70 groupmuses!

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Ian Scarfe enjoys a busy career as a piano soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician. Based in California, he performs regularly around the entire San Francisco Bay-Area, from Napa and Sonoma Valleys in the north, to Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay in the south. An enthusiastic performer, he averages over one-hundred performances each year, some of which him across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Recent highlights include the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska, and annual tours in Switzerland with the Zurich Mozart Trio.

He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, which presents annual retreats and concert tours for dozens of musicians from around the world. Based in “North State” California's scenic Trinity County, the home of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, the festival has given over 130 concerts in its six years, including educational performances at dozens of local schools and summer camps.

He is a founding member of the Vinifera Trio, an ensemble based in California's wine-country, and the Zurich Mozart Trio, based in Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a founding member of the contemporary group Nonsemble 6, renown for its fully staged performances of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.

An eloquent and articulate speaker, Ian is a frequent lecturer on music, and gives talks on music appreciation and history at universities (Stanford, UCSC, UCSF, Willamette, Monmouth College, Western Illinois U) as well as adult education programs and retirement communities.

As a soloist, Ian's appearances with orchestras have come to prominently feature the music of Beethoven. Recent performances of Beethoven's music include the Piano Concerto No. 4 with Symphony Parnassus in San Francisco, the “Choral” Fantasy with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Orchestra in Alaska, and the "Triple" Concerto with orchestras in California and Florida. Ian's recordings of Beethoven include late works such as his Violin Sonata in G, Op. 96, and Piano Sonata in A-flat, Op. 110.

He is currently on staff as a music associate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Master's Degree in 2008 and an Artist's Certificate in 2010. He earned a Bachelor's of Music Degree in 2005 from Willamette University. His principal teachers are Paul Hersh from the SF Conservatory of Music, and Dr. Anita King from Willamette University.

Visit his personal website at www.ianscarfe.com
Visit the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival at www.TrinityAlpsCMF.org

WHAT'S WITH THE TRAIN PHOTO?
This photo was taken at the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival in 2014, on the Trinity Alps Mountain Railroad built by Russ Robinson on his private mountain in the woods. The other musicians are guest artists of the festival.

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Performed groupmuses (70)

Groupmuse's first livestream show, ever?

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • San Francisco San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened 5 months ago

Shifting Balance

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 5:00 PM
  • Marina District, SF

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This groupmuse happened 5 months ago

Two-piano extravaganza!

  • Friday, February 28, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

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This groupmuse happened 5 months ago

For the Love of Lieder

  • Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 2:00 PM
  • near Aragon HS, San Mateo

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This groupmuse happened 6 months ago

An Early Valentine with Late Romantic Composers

  • Friday, February 7, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • Marina District, SF

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This groupmuse happened 6 months ago

Rollover Beethoven

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 4:30 PM
  • Cow Hollow, SF

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This groupmuse happened 7 months ago

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

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

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This groupmuse happened 7 months ago

Brahms and Messiaen collide in Park Slope

  • Monday, December 16, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Park Slope NY

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This groupmuse happened 8 months ago

Ginormous warehouse groupmuse!

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

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This groupmuse happened 9 months ago

Vienna comes to Bay St.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Marina District, SF

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This groupmuse happened 9 months ago

Spindlewood Chamber Music Society #9 - Birthday edition!

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • Woodside Green, Camarillo

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This groupmuse happened 9 months ago

Classical in Culver City #8

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Blanco - Culver Crest, Culver City

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This groupmuse happened 9 months ago

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

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 5:30 PM
  • Cow Hollow, SF

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This groupmuse happened 9 months ago

Ginormous warehouse groupmuse: World War II music

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

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This groupmuse happened 10 months ago

A Trinity Alps Massivemuse

  • Friday, August 2, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Western Addition, SF San Francisco, CA
  • $25 tickets ($20 for supermusers}

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This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

Ginormous groupmuse! Wild. Exotic. Classical. Contemporary.

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

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This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

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

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 5:00 PM
  • El Cerrito

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Wine Country Pairing (Classical Music Lovers with Fine Musicians)

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM
  • Near Vintage High School in Na Napa, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Shepherd and Co. at the hidden Mission district Church

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 6:30 PM
  • Mission District, SF San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Schubert and more - voice, clarinet and piano

  • Friday, May 3, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • near Aragon HS, San Mateo San Mateo, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago