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Ian Scarfe

Musician


San Francisco, CA
Piano
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Upcoming groupmuses

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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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.

Videos

Performed groupmuses (55)

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 2 months 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 about 2 months 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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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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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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Adams "Roads and Movies"

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • West Portal, SF San Francisco, CA

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Embassy Groupmuse

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Lower Haight, San Francisco

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Michael's 5th groupmuse

  • Friday, April 26, 2019, at 6:30 PM
  • Glen Park, SF

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John Adams, Brahms, and Debussy!

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Kensington, CA

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Spindlewood Chamber Music Society - Zurich Beethoven Trio Edition

  • Friday, April 5, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Woodside Green, Camarillo

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Sunday Evening Chamber Music in the Marina

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 6:30 PM
  • Marina District, SF

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Beethoven and Tango in Culver City

  • Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Blanco - Culver Crest, Culver City

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Beethoven and Tango in a Ginormous Artspace

  • Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

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Welcome back Ian!

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Kensington, CA

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Violins in the Night: Gypsy Songs and Airs

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 6:30 PM
  • Marina District, SF

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Enophiles for Vinifera

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 1:30 PM
  • Coombsville

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3rd Annual Fillmore St GroupMuse!

  • Friday, January 25, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Cow Hollow, SF

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Musing in the new year

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • Marina District, SF

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Midwinter Montclair Beethoven

  • Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 2:00 PM
  • Montclair, Oakland

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Trinity Alps Beethoven Bash

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

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