MARGARET MILLS, pianist has performed throughout the United States, Europe and China.
Awarded the FrancesWalker Piano Prize upon graduation from Vassar College, she pursued her studies in Freiburg, Germany before returning to the United States to complete her Masters degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Since her debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1974, Ms. Mills has given additional solo recitals in such prestigious venues as Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City and at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She made her London debut in Wigmore Hall in 1981, the first of many European performances in the following decades. She has appeared in Berlin, Heidelberg, Munich, Paris and Rome among other cities.
Her principal teachers have included Erich Itor Kahn, Claude Frank, Eugene List and Jerome Lowenthal.
Ms. Mills has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops, Fort Myers Symphony, Schenectady (NY) Symphony and the Fairfield Orchestra. She has been a featured pianist with the Fine Arts, Manhattan, Cassatt and Laurentian String Quartets and has appeared as soloist in several music festivals, including Music Mountain in Connecticut and the Bar Harbor Music Festival in Maine.
Margaret Mills has had a long relationship with the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City. She was Chairperson of the piano department for thirteen years and the Manager of the Faculty Artist Series for ten years. She currently organizes the Adult Performance Workshops. Her recordings include the Newport Classic, Cambria Master Recordings and Capstone labels. A new Cambria CD features music by Joel Feigin, Ruth Schonthal, Amy Beach and Gloria Coates.