Joy Cline Phinney


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Associate Piano Faculty

A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 1987

Pianist Joy Cline Phinney, a native of Boulder, Colorado, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals across the United States and in Europe. Notable concerts include a guest appearance with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players; a return engagement on the New York Philharmonic Merkin Hall Concert Series; annual performances as a member of the faculty at Sarasota Music Festival and the Cremona International Academy in Italy; “Colour of Music Festival” concerts in Houston, TX, Richmond, VA, Nashville, TN, and Columbia, SC; and collaborative concerts at Boston, Brandeis, Colorado, Colorado Mesa, Duke, Harvard, Illinois (Chicago), Illinois State, Seattle, Stanford, and Tufts Universities, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Joy has collaborated in chamber music concerts, recording projects, and radio and television programs with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is a resident artist with the Boston Public Quartet and with Castle of Our Skins. Her recording credits include Our American Roots: Music for Cello and Piano (Delos), and Rider on the Plains (Albany Records), both with cellist Emmanuel Feldman.

Joy earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano from The Juilliard School, and a Doctorate in Ensemble Arts from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.