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 Classical Evening in West Portal

  • Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 7:00 PM
  • Monterey Heights, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened about 7 years ago

Classical music at Agape

  • Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 7:00 PM
  • San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 7 years ago

It's Delightful in December with Brahms & Beethoven!

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Rancho Area of Los Altos Los Altos, CA

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Festival Rolland 2021: Dvořák Piano Quintet with Ian Scarfe and the Sierra Quartet

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 3:00 PM
  • San Francisco

This groupmuse happened 7 months ago

For the Love of Lieder

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

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Brahms and Messiaen collide in Park Slope

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

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Shepherd and Co. at the hidden Mission district Church

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 6:30 PM
  • Mission District, SF San Francisco, CA
This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Schubert and more - voice, clarinet and piano

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

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Enophiles for Vinifera

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

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

A Massivemuse for the End of Time: Messiaen at Monument

  • Friday, October 19, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • South of Market, SF San Francisco, CA
  • $20 tickets ($15 for supermusers}

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

An Anniversary Groupmuse!

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Birdland, Sunnyvale Sunnyvale, CA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

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

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

VINIFERA DOUBLE-HEADA PT. 1

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1:30 PM
  • Rockridge/North Oakland

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Ginormous secret artspace Groupmuse

  • Friday, April 20, 2018, at 8:00 PM
  • South of Market, San Francisco

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Vinifera Trio on Fillmore

  • Friday, October 20, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Cow Hollow, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Classical in Culver CIty III

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Blanco - Culver Crest, Culver City

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago