Piano Renaissance

In 2002 a group of piano teachers in the San Francisco Bay area gathered together to discuss the idea of presenting twice yearly public performances. Initially conceived as an opportunity for their students to be exposed to fine music performed by people they knew well, the recitals attract ever-growing audiences of music lovers from all over the Bay area. Performances have been held in churches and music stores in Walnut Creek, Danville and San Ramon. On September 11th, 2004 they presented ‘Schubertiad: A Concert for Peace,’ and in 2005 they took as their theme ‘Impressions in Sound and Color : A Century of Paris 1850-1950.’ An all Mozart concert was fittingly held in 2006.

The ‘piano’ parts of Piano Renaissance is made up of Anne Russell, Heather Morris, Joel Tepper, Tanya Heeb, Marcia Berryman and Lynda McManus. Susan Waller (flute) adds instrumental diversity to our programs and Anne Russell shares her vocal skills. Heather Morris is a composer and often adds one of her own works to the recital. Guest performers are sometimes featured in the program.