Rebecca Penneys

Steinway Artist Rebecca Penneys is a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, educator and adjudicator. For seven decades she has been hailed as a pianist of prodigious talent. Rebecca has played throughout the USA, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe, Middle East and Canada. She is a popular guest artist, keynote speaker and teacher nationally and internationally, combining a busy concert schedule with seminars and master classes worldwide. The 2016-2017 academic season serves as her 36th year as Professor of Piano teaching at Eastman School of Music. Her current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions and hold important teaching posts on every continent. For 34 years she was Piano Chair at the Chautauqua Music Festival. The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (Tuition-Free) and the Rebecca Penneys Friends of Piano a non-profit 501(c)3 now in its 9th season replaces her NY summer program. The University of South Florida Tampa hosts RPPF in its new all-Steinway facility. The festival is entirely supported by donations and gifts and most events are free and open to the public.  –“A sensational effect was created by the playing of Rebecca Penneys. She is a genius of the piano.” — Express Wieczorny, Warsaw