Anne Madison, piano
Pianist Anne Madison is a passionate performer and educator whose music has taken her throughout Europe and been included on eight compact discs.
Madison holds a Bachelor of Music degree with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Master of Music degree with distinction from Baylor University, and an Artist Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory in Vienna, Austria, where she concertized regularly as a soloist and as a collaborator.
Since returning to the United States, Madison has appeared on concert series in Birmingham, England; Vienna, Austria; and the American Midwest. As an orchestral soloist, she has performed works by Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saëns and was honored to play the world premiere of American composer Jackson Berkey’s Piano Concerto-Easter 2015. Madison has appeared both as a piano soloist and a keyboardist with the Omaha Symphony and has performed and taught in connection with its educational outreach programs.
Instructing students continues to be an important and deeply meaningful focus of her career. Madison is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and is active as a clinician, speaker, editor, and adjudicator. She serves as Chair of the Piano Department at Omaha Conservatory of Music, where she has been a member of the artist faculty since 2001. She regularly teaches on the faculty of the Tyrolean International Piano Academy in Innsbruck, Austria, and she has served at the University of Nebraska-Omaha as Visiting Faculty Artist of Piano. Having developed into accomplished musicians, her students consistently win top awards in performance and scholarship competitions and several have pursued professional careers in music.
Her principal instructors, who continue to be inspirational in her work, have included pianists Krassimira Jordan, Thomas Kreuzberger, Audun Ravnan, and Shirley Irek. When away from the piano, Madison enjoys traveling, growing flowers, and spending time with her family.