Emile Blondel

Piano

Pianist Emile Blondel lives in New York City, where he teaches and performs in projects ranging from chamber music and solo piano to jazz and rock. Emile holds BM and MM degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with Eric Larsen. He also attended the Meadowmount School of Music for seven summers during which he studied and performed chamber music for piano and strings. In 2001 Emile moved to France to pursue studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot. While in Paris he was awarded a residency at the Cite International des Arts for the 2004/2005 season and was named a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar by the Fondation des Etats-Unis. Orchestral appearances include the Richmond Symphony, the Durham Symphony and the Heritage Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the American Chamber Trio and alongside composer George Flynn during a performance of Flynn`s Pieces of Night at DePaul University. Emile was named a 2009-10 Kenan Performing Arts Fellow at Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education.