Title: Concert Pianist, Lecturer
Location: New York, New York, United States
Margaret Mills, Concert Pianist and Lecturer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in performing arts.
Ms. Mills is honored for professional longevity, having been a self-employed concert pianist since 1951. With her skills and expertise on the ivory keys, she has delighted audiences while enjoying her work. She entered the profession at the suggestion of her parents who believed in her talent. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe and in China. Following her debut in Carnegie Recital Hall, 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, the first of many European performances in cities such as Berlin, Heidelberg, Munich, Paris and Rome among others.
On top of performing, Ms. Mills has worked throughout her career as a piano teacher and manager. She taught at the Turtle Bay Music School from 1977 to 1987 and then chaired the piano department of Third Street Music School from 1987 to 2000. From 2000 to 2013, she served as the school’s manager of concert series. She has also been a board member of the Bar Harbor Music School Festival since 2000 and had previously been the Chairman of the Board Center Chamber of Music in Greenwich, CT from 1984 to 1989.
In 1955, Ms. Mills earned an AB from Vassar College. She continued with coursework at the Hochschule for Musik in Germany and later received a master’s in music at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1959. She has contributed her skills on the piano to several CDs, including the CD Celebration of Early American Composers, CD Meditations and Overtones, CD Pieces Pittoresgues, CD Works by Lowell Lieberman and Ruth Schoenthal and CD Two Plus Two. She is proud to have all of her papers included in the archives at the New York Library at Lincoln Center. In 1988, she received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Furthermore, she is a member of the International Alliance for Women in Music and the Schubert Club of Fairfield County, CT.
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