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BIOGRAPHY

The music of American pianist and composer, CAROL COMUNE dances between the serious and the light, traditional and contemporary genres, with strong influences from her Italian heritage. Her lyricism paired with technical precision have earned her a reputation as one of today’s premiere pianists, performing extensively throughout the eastern United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She has been a featured artist in Princeton at Westminster Conservatory of Music, Bristol Chapel and Nassau Concert Series; Boston at the New England Conservatory of Music, Gardner Museum, Art Complex at Duxbury, and Longfellow National Historic Site; in New York City at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall; in Palm Beach at Flagler Museum and Kravis Center. 

A multi-faceted musician, teacher, composer, recording artist and Steinway Artist, Ms. Comune founded, Elegant Entertainment & Co. (BMI) in 1985, producing ten, critically acclaimed albums ranging from Original Contemporary to Classical and Comune Music Press of her scored original compositions.  Ms. Comune recently released, “Classically Yours”, 2018 and “From the Heart”, 2019 collaborated with Double J Music Record Label, United Kingdom.  She has over 12 million all time streams on Spotify . Her recording of Arabesque (2.323 million streams) by Debussy was placed on a major Spotify playlist, Maksimum Konsantrasyon, 2018.  Her music is featured on National Public Radio worldwide; online stations such as Pandora, Spotify, Apple iTunes, and Amazon; Enlightened Piano Radio; and Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. Ms. Comune’s music has also been featured on the NBC Today Show. 

“Her touch is effortless and masterful, gracefully defying categorization. Her original compositions soften the lines between classical, pop, and ragtime, creating a distinctive style of her own.” Mainly Piano Review, 2016 

Carol founded in 2006, Comune Music Press, dedicated to producing beautiful, imaginative and expressive piano music in the Classical/Contemporary genre and New Age Contemporary genre for the serious student. Her compositions have been described as, “charming,” “bold,” “imaginative and colorful,” and “exceptional.”   She has published new pedagogical works for Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced repertoire for teachers who seek rewarding pianistic experiences for their students. These works include: “Gealyn and Me”-(Fantasies for the Young), four piano duets; Suite for Sleeping Beauty for solo piano; ”Season of the Light” for piano with optional voice, violin and treble instruments; “Variations” for Piano on O God, Our Help in Ages Past (18th Century Hymn of William Croft) and a preview of upcoming works from, “The Nightingale” based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson. Her music was premiered in Boston at the Rivers School 30th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music, New York Steinway’s Hall and has given presentations for the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association; Jupiter, FL and the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA and New England Conservatory Pedagogy, Boston, MA. Ms. Comune’s music on numerous occasions featured for the Piano Teachers Forum Festival in New Jersey, 2012.

Ms. Comune has taught, coached, judged and accompanied hundreds of students, many of whom have been recipients of achievement awards and winners of competitions for performance. Ms. Comune is a member of the New England Piano Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, PBCMTA, FSMTA, NJMTA, PMTA and the PBC Cultural Council. In 1996-2000, Ms. Comune was Competition Scholarship Chair for Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association and in 2004-2005 Commissioning Composer Chair for Florida State Music Teachers Association.

Ms. Comune is a faculty member at Westminster Conservatory of Music Honors Music Program, as a Chamber and Performance Coach, private piano and accompanist and Chester Piano Workshop, NJ. and has maintained active private studios since 1973, from Boston and Palm Beach to the Lehigh Valley. She has served as former faculty in piano, accompanist, and chamber with New England Conservatory Prep School; Berklee College of Music, MA and Palm Beach Atlantic University; Conservatory at Lynn University, FL. She is a member of MTNA: NJ, PA, NEPTA; BMI and a Steinway Artist. She was the recipient of The Steinway Top Teacher Award, 2016 and 2017.  Since capturing her attention at age three, Carol Comune continues to be mesmerized by the piano’s sounds, touch. and the ability to express one’s sentiments, passions and love all in one instrument. This early affinity for music led to a scholarship for piano and solfege with alumnus of the Paris Conservatoire, Mme. Yvonne Combe at the French School of Music in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA (BM in Piano Performance with David Hagan). She continued graduate studies in Piano Pedagogy with Jean Stackhouse (NEC); Composition with John Felice (NEC); and influential mentors Donald Waxman; the late concert pianist, Anthony di Bonaventura, a master teacher of international stature; and celebrated Russian teacher Madame Isabelle Vengerova.

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