Alison d'Amato, piano

Pianist Alison d'Amato is a dynamic and versatile musician, committed to performing and teaching in the full spectrum of solo and chamber music genres. A valued member of several pioneering organizations, she is Artistic Co-Director of Florestan Recital Project ( and co-founder of the Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI). In all these activities, Alison is dedicated to energizing the relationships and communication inherent in music and bringing students’ love for their music to the forefront of their projects.

As both a pianist and teacher, Alison enjoys a variety of engagements that includes interdisciplinary projects with musicologists, composers, writers, and dancers. From 2007-2010 she coordinated Florestan Recital Project’s position of Musical-Artists-in-Residence at Dickinson College, which culminated in the 2010 Vanguard Festival that featured five world premieres. Alison is co-creator of the 2011 Art Song Lab, a new partnership between VISI and the Canadian Music Centre (Vancouver, BC) which presents new works in collaboration with composers, poets, and audiences. A frequent guest teacher, Alison has co-taught with musicologists, English professors, composers, and collaborative partners. From 2006-2011, she was Visiting Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo, working directly with colleagues to create and enhance collaborations and chamber activities in the music department.

Alison received the Grace B. Jackson Prize from Tanglewood Music Center acknowledging her 'extraordinary commitment of talent and energy.' Alison attended Oberlin College and Conservatory and earned a double Master of Music degree in solo and collaborative piano from Cleveland Institute of Music. In May 2007, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from New England Conservatory. For a more complete profile, please visit