Ian Scarfe

Musician


San Francisco, CA
Piano
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Upcoming groupmuses

Hidden Mission Churchmuse 2: "Songs My Mother Sang"

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  • Dolores Heights, SF San Francisco, CA

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The perfect Napa "pairing".. Great musicians with avid music lovers (and perhaps a little wine)

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 3:00 PM
  • near Vintage High Napa, CA

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Centuries of Sound: Massivemuse at the Century Club

  • Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 2:00 PM
  • Cathedral Hill, SF San Francisco, CA

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Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival: Centuries of Sound

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 2:00 PM
  • Cathedral Hill, SF San Francisco, CA

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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 (76)

A Midwinter Fireside Afternoon Massivemuse

  • Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 2:00 PM
  • Western Addition, SF San Francisco, CA
  • $20 tickets ($15 for supermusers}

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

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

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 6:30 PM
  • Marina District, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Spindlewood Chamber Music Society

  • Friday, September 22, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Woodside Green, Camarillo

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

A Summer Concert in the Woods

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Woodside

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Steinway Playgrand

  • Friday, June 30, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Glen Park, San Francisco

This groupmuse happened almost 5 years ago

French Trio in the Marina

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Marina, SF

This groupmuse happened about 5 years ago

Beethoven by the Beach

  • Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Woodside Green, Camarillo Camarillo, CA

This groupmuse happened about 5 years ago

Chamber music in a Victorian!

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 3:00 PM
  • Downtown Oakland, Oakland Oakland, CA

This groupmuse happened about 5 years ago

Austrian Riesling with Schubert

  • Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Civic Center, SF

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

A Valentine Romance

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 6:30 PM
  • Marina, SF

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Groupmuse on February 4th

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Trinity Alps Chamber Players present late Beethoven

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Cathedral Hill / Polk St. San Francisco, CA
  • $20 tickets

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Impressionists in Oakland!

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7:30 PM
  • Chabot Park, Oakland Oakland, CA

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Classical Cole Valley

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 7:00 PM
  • Cole Valley, SF

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

North Berkeley Pre-Halloween Treats

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 4:30 PM
  • Northwest Berkeley

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Piano Trio in the Marina

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 7:00 PM
  • Marina, SF

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

Piano trio in the Marina

  • Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 6:30 PM
  • The Marina, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened about 6 years ago

Groupmuse on Thursday, December 10

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM
  • Civic Center, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 6 years ago

Groupmuse on Thursday, October 22

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 7:00 PM
  • Marina District, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 6 years ago

Groupmuse @ AGAPE THIS Saturday, September 26

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 7:00 PM
  • Mission District, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 6 years ago