Joy Schreier, piano
Praised by Plácido Domingo as an “orchestra at the piano” and hailed as a pianist who “really has it all – fiery technique and a rich, warm tone,” Joy Schreier is praised by The Washington Post as a “responsive accompanist” and an “ideal support” at the piano. She is credited as “providing much of the evening’s musical nuance,” “so noteworthy that the room seemed to vibrate from her depth and skill,” and “perfection itself…the dream accompanist that a singer hopes to find at some point in one’s lifetime.”
Schreier has been presented in recital at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Corcoran Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Cosmos Club, Strathmore Hall, the Embassies of Austria, Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Korea, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Anderson House on Embassy Row and recital halls throughout the country. Internationally, she has performed in England, Scotland, Wales, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. She has appeared with the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Vocal Arts Society, Partners for the Arts, Philadelphia Lieder Society, and was a featured performer at the 2016 New Music Gathering. Confessions, her upcoming CD release with soprano Laura Strickling, celebrates women’s words in song.
Her concert engagements include a sold-out Carnegie Hall debut with soprano Danielle Talamantes at Weill Recital Hall in 2007, a recital series with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard for the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and a nine-performance run of Carmina Burana performed with the Washington Ballet at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. In 2009, she and Talamantes were the only North American duo to advance in Thomas Quasthoff’s Das Lied competition. That same year they were the grand prize winners in the Lotte Lehman Cybersing Competition. While at the Eastman School of Music, Schreier won the piano prize in the Jessie Kneisel German Lieder competition.
An avid chamber musician, since 2010 Schreier has performed as official pianist of the Washington International String & Voice Competitions at the Kennedy Center. She has served as official pianist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as Assistant Conductor at the Washington National Opera and coach for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. She is the Assistant Conductor and Pianist of the Cathedral Choral Society. She received her Doctorate in Accompanying and Chamber Music in 2003 at the Eastman School of Music under Dr. Jean Barr where she was the recipient of the Barbara Koeng Award for Excellence in Vocal Accompanying.