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Alison Star

Concert Pianist

Dr. Alison Star is an internationally recognized classical pianist, accompanist, adjudicator, and



Dr. Alison Star early training includes studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) with

Mary Tickner and Jane Coop. She was awarded scholarships for Graduate Studies at

the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), where she worked with Brooks

Smith and Jean Barr. Dr. Star was then awarded a full scholarship to continue her graduate

studies at the Dominican University of San Rafael (San Francisco Bay area) with Dr. Ted

Blair.  She has enjoyed an active performance career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and with

the symphony, particularly with the Marin Symphony (Bay area), under the direction of

Hugo Rinaldi, accompanying the UVic Chamber Singers, and playing at the International

Beethoven Symposium hosted by the University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.).


Dr. Alison Star loves to combine her passion for teaching, performing, and research, notably in her

presentation of many lecture recitals across the U.S.A. and Canada. She has taught at

the Dominican University of San Rafael, the School of Music, Brandon University, and

more recently at the University of Victoria, presenting courses in Classical Music History,

Theory and Aural Skills, Piano, Chamber Music, and Performance Practice.

Alison Star
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