Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi
About the Works
Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi is a Canadian-born pianist whose playing has been lauded as “brilliant” (New Music Connoisseur), “persuasive” (Sequenza21), and “beautiful”
(American Record Guide). Her repertoire, ranging from the Renaissance era through the present, clearly affirms her keen interest in new music, which has led her to commission and premiere many new solo and collaborative works—music that has been featured on live radio broadcasts and released by Albany Records (David Lefkowitz: Music of Contradictions), Innova Recordings (Here and There: music for piano and electronics), Ravello Records’ Capstone Collection (Phillip Schroeder: Music for Piano and Songs of My Affinities) as well as various recordings for the Society of Composers Inc. Performers Recording Series including the inaugural disc, mélange: New Music for Piano and its successors, Sonance: New Music for Piano and Chroma: New Music for Piano.
The recipient of performance and research awards and grants, Astolfi’s passion for new music has been recognized by invitations to many regional, national, and international music forums, where she has premiered and conversed about new piano music. Astolfi also frequently serves as a piano clinician, coach, and master class instructor. She is an active member in various local, state, and national music associations, serves on the governing board of PianoArts (a North American piano competition, festival, and fellowship organization) and is a founding member of duoARtia with pianist Holly Roadfeldt, and of chamber ensemble, Piedmont Camerata. Her advanced studies in piano performance were with pianists Helmut Brauss (University of Alberta), Tom Plaunt (McGill University), and Lydia Artymiw (University of Minnesota), with whom she completed doctoral studies. Astolfi is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Piedmont College.
Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi