Eileen Buck, piano
Pianist EILEEN BUCK has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist in the United States, Canada, and Denmark. She has won several competitions, including taking First Prize at the Josef Hofmann Piano Competition in 1996. She has appeared as soloist with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Etherridge Chamber Orchestra, Collegium Westchester Orchestra, and the Mannes Orchestra. Ms. Buck is a frequent chamber music collaborator with other instrumentalists, including cellist Wendy Warner, with whom she recorded Paul Hindemith's complete works for cello and piano for Bridge Records and Popper and Piatigorsky's works for cello and piano for Cedille Records, to universally high critical acclaim. She has also performed with members from the Guarneri, Brentano and Borromeo Quartets, the MET Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Buck received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Mannes College of Music, where her teachers were Eleanor and Vladimir Sokoloff and Edward Aldwell, respectively. She also studied with Carl Schachter at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Ms. Buck has taught piano at Vassar College and chamber music at Queens College. Currently, she serves on the faculty of Mannes College the New School for Music Preparatory Division, and the Hoff-Barthelson Music School, teaching piano and chamber music.