Ingrid Schoenfeld is a classical pianist and accomplished teacher. She recently completed her Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music.
Starting piano at the late age of thirteen, she auditioned successfully at the New Zealand School of Music after only six years of playing. She has learned primarily from Richard Mapp as well as Dr. Jian Liu, and has played in masterclasses for Diedre Irons, Janos Cegledy, Paul Rickard-Ford, Natalia Sheludiakova, and the New Zealand String Quartet, among others. In addition to piano, she also studied harpsichord for three years under prominent early music specialists Dr. Erin Helyard and Douglas Mews.
She made her orchestral debut in 2016 with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra, playing Shostakovich’s 2nd piano concerto. In addition to performing regularly around Wellington, she is also an accompanist for the Northern Chorale and runs a successful teaching studio. She is currently studying conducting at the New Zealand School of Music, with the generous support of the Lankhuyzen/Whetu Kairangi Masonic Trust.
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