Ellen Sommer

Ellen Sommer

Piano

Pianist Ellen Sommer is an acclaimed collaborative pianist, chamber musician, and coach. Her reputation has led to engagements throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. Recent performances include those at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture in Malibu, California, with Maria Newman, Scott Hosfeld and instrumentalists from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and a series of concerts and master classes in San Jose, Costa Rica at the Universidad de Costa Rica, and Casa de la Musica in Quito, Ecuador.

Sommer is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the University of Kansas where she teaches collaborative piano. She serves as pianist/coach for the William Jewell College Vocal Artist Diploma program. From 1994-2003 she taught at Missouri Western State University, as piano and voice faculty. Sommer can be heard on Potenza Music, Parma, and Albany Records. She is a founding member of Allégresse, a flute, oboe, and piano trio.

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