Collaborative pianist, teacher, and vocal coach Chris Foley is the author of CollaborativePiano.com, one of the most popular classical music blogs that turns 10 years old in November, 2015. What is “collaborative piano”? Ah, great question! It happens to be the type of piano playing that both Chris and I specialize in, but I’ll let Chris answer that question himself!
Chris and I have known each other virtually for many years, but we’ve never actually spoken directly until this interview. So it’s a real delight for me to introduce Chris Foley, who is an accomplished collaborative pianist based in Toronto Canada. A hallmark of Chris Foley’s career in classical music has been his ingenuity, constant state of evolution and drive to pass on the rich legacy of chamber music, art song, opera and contemporary music as a dedicated teacher to new generations. His wide-ranging career has spanned the academy, stage and even TV as pianist and singing coach on the sleeper hit on Bravo!Canada award winning reality show “Bathroom Divas”. A seeker of the cutting edge, this month Chris celebrates the 10th anniversary of his blog, The Collaborative Piano, which is one THE most popular classical music blogs out there. Happy 10th birthday, Chris! What an incredible accomplishment and amazing resource for classical music and collaborative pianists worldwide!
Die Schöne Müllerin, D.795 – 1. Das Wandern – with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore
Ariettes oubliées: 1. C’est l’extase langoureuse – with Dawn Upshaw and James Levine
At The Statue Of Venus: A Lucky Child – with Susan Graham and Jake Heggie
Schubert: Erlkönig, D. 328 (Op.1) – Wer reitet so spät – with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore
Sarasate: Malaguena, Op.21 No. 1 – with Itzhak Perlman and Samuel Sanders
Recommended Book: The Complete Collaborator: The Pianist as Partner by Martin Katz
Visit Chris’ blog at http://collaborativepiano.com
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