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Name: Blair McMillen
Skills: Conductor, Player, Soloist, Teacher
Phone: +1 917 287 4362
Fax: +1 212 864 7768
Address: 230 Riverside Drive, New york, NY 10025, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Blair McMillen is establishing himself as one of the most verstatile and sought-after pianists today. He has received critical acclaim for his performances throuhgout the United States and abroad; the New York Times has called his playing "lustrous" and "very keenly performed." He has made concerto appearances in Alice Tully Hall, was soloist on a tour of Japan with the Juilliard Orchestra, and has performed for President Bill Clinton. His performances have also been featured on CBS - Sunday Morning, NPR, WNYC, and WQXR. A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. McMillen has performed at the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, with tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, with members of the American, Brentano, and Flux String Quartets, and with the New York Woodwind Quintet.

Dedicated to new and groundbreaking projects, Blair McMillen is committed to the performance of music of today. As a founding member of the creative-arts ensemble Non Sequitur, he has premiered over 100 chamber and instrumental pieces, and frequently involves himself in multimedia, funk, free improv, theater and mutimedia projects. A self-taught jazz pianist, Mr. McMillen has managed to "cross-over" musical styles successfully, not the least of which is in his solo concerts, where he frequently programs Zorn and Zappa next to Haydn and Hummel next to Cage and Cowell.

Blair McMillen holds degrees from Oberlin College and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. Other teachers have included Byron Janis, Robert McDonald, and Joseph Kalichstein. His solo CD "Soundings," featuring the music of Liszt, Copland, Debussy, and Scriabin, was released in February, 2000.



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