Jeanne Kierman Fischer

Artist Teacher of Piano
B. Mus. (1971) Oberlin Conservatory of Music
International License (1973) Dalcroze School
M. Mus. Cum laude (1977) New England Conservatory of Music

2810 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
713-348-3592
jkf@rice.edu

Jeanne Kierman Fischer

 

Jeanne Kierman Fischer specializes in contemporary American piano music and has presented solo recitals in Africa and North America. As a chamber musician, she appears regularly at festivals such as Tanglewood, Da Camera of Houston, Mohawk Trail concerts, Chamber Music Ann Arbor, Maverick concerts and Juneau Jazz and Classics. Formerly on the faculties of Dartmouth College and the Oberlin Conservatory, Ms. Kierman toured extensively under sponsorship by the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Vermont & Ohio Arts Councils.

In cello/piano partnership, Ms. Kierman and Norman Fischer (as the Fischer Duo) have concertized and engaged in residency activities all around the U.S. for almost forty years; in 1996 and 1997, they were chosen as Artistic Ambassadors for the U.S. Information Agency and toured in South America and South Africa. At the present time, the Fischer Duo is in the process of recording the complete sonatas and variations for cello and piano by Beethoven to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Ms. Kierman is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Dalcroze School, and the New England Conservatory, and studied with William Masselos, Miles Mauney, Victor Rosenbaum and Manachem Pressler. Ms. Kierman has written about her experiences as a Collaborative pianist for Piano and Keyboard Magazine and has recorded for Northeastern, Gasparo, Albany, Bridge and Naxos. In the summer months, Ms. Kierman works with high school students at the Greenwood Music Camp in Massachusetts, and performs with the Concord Trio. At the Shepherd School, Ms. Kierman teaches a small class of piano majors, chamber music, Piano Literature and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.