Described as "brilliant" by San Francisco Classical Voice, pianist Allegra Chapman is dedicated to engaging with new audiences as performer, presenter, and educator. She is founding artistic codirector and executive director of Bard Music West, a new San Francisco music festival that explores the worlds of contemporary and twentieth-century composers. From 2019-2021, she will be a resident curator at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Allegra's performances have been broadcast on WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, and KALW San Francisco. Performance highlights include Alice Tully Hall, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, and festivals including New York City Center's Fall for Dance, and the Aspen, Bard, and Kneisel Hall music festivals. She has collaborated with renowned artists including members of International Contemporary Ensemble and the Eusebius, Orion, and Telegraph String Quartets, and worked with Charles Wuorinen and Joan Tower, among many other living composers. She performs regularly with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and UC Berkeley's Eco Ensemble. Allegra is currently a faculty member at MTSY Studio in Xi'an China and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Pre-College division. Allegra studied with Jeremy Denk and Peter Serkin at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and with Seymour Lipkin and Julian Martin at The Juilliard School.

To learn more about Allegra, please visit her website.