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Hadley McCarroll, Piano
September 26, 2023
Hadley McCarroll, Piano

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Frédéric Chopin: Impromptu #1 in Ab Major, Op. 29

Toru Takemitsu: Romance

Claude Debussy: Selections from Images, Book I

Elliott Carter: 2 Diversions

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op. 78

Hadley McCarroll, hailed for her “… lively and exhilarating …” pianism (San Francisco Classical Voice) is a well-known, diverse solo and collaborative pianist. She has performed locally, around the US, and internationally with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet (Paris and New York), AIMS in GrazFestival del Sole (Napa Valley), Flower Piano (San Francisco Botanical Garden), Concerts in the Barn (formerly Olympic Music Festival- Quilcene, WA), Composer’s Inc., Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and as recital partner with KRONOS Quartet violist Hank Dutt (SF). For the past ten years, Hadley has coached singers in the James Toland Vocal Arts International Vocal Competition, and worked for many seasons with conductor Kent Nagano, helping prepare singers for concert performances of operas by Elliott Carter, Phillipe Manoury, and Unsuk Chin. Hadley has worked on the musical staff of the Royal Danish OperaSan Francisco OperaSan Diego OperaFestival OperaLivermore Opera, and West Edge Opera. She has given wide-ranging solo performances with the Santa Rosa Symphony (Carnival of the Animals, Beethoven Lives Upstairs), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes), and many recitals at Old First Concerts. Her passionately persuasive programs frequently pair contemporary music with masterworks from the past: Carter, Lachenmann, and Ligeti with Beethoven, Debussy, Janáček, and Schumann. (“One of the canniest things a performer can do in their programming is to set living composers into dialogue with those of the past…eclectic, deeply personal programming” –Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle). Hadley loves working with living composers and has premiered compositions by John Harbison and Robert Greenberg, among many others. As pianist with the contemporary music ensemble sfSound, Hadley has performed works by Berio, Glass, Grisey, Maderna, Xenakis, and Spahlinger, among dozens of others. For the past nearly 20 years she has performed as the pianist of the cello/piano duo martha & monica. Hadley received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Her performances can be heard on Centaur Records, Rastascan Records, Navona Records, Not Two Records, and Albany Records.