Thursday, 2 December, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Allegra Chapman

Founder of the Bard Music West festival, pianist Allegra Chapman a champion of new and newly-rediscovered music as a soloist and chamber musician. She is the pianist of the Delphi Trio and a passionate exponent of the works of the Polish modernist composer Grażyna Bacewicz.



J.S. Bach (1865-1750)
Partita in G Major, BWV 829
Tempo di Minuetta
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
Selections from Ten Studies for Piano
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Vivace
IV. Dotted quarter = 96
V. Andante
VIII. Quarter=69
X. Allegro
Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949)
Selections from From the Southland
A Jubilee
On Bended Knees
Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)
Scherzo No. 1

About the artist

San Francisco-based pianist Allegra Chapman is an omnivorous soloist and chamber musician, adventurous curator, and passionate educator. Her performances have been described as “fervid but impeccably controlled” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “brilliant” by the San Francisco Classical Voice. She is a member of the award-winning Delphi Trio with violinist Liana Bérubé and cellist Tanya Tomkins, and of the voice and piano duo Chordless with soprano Sara LeMesh. As a presenter, Allegra is the founding co-artistic director and executive director of the critically acclaimed festival Bard Music West, a San Francisco-based branch of the Bard Music Festival. She is on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Pre-College division.

Allegra has performed internationally as soloist and chamber musician at venues including Alice Tully Hall, San Francisco Jazz Center, and Xi’an Concert Hall. She particularly enjoys collaborating in multidisciplinary projects and has worked with renowned choreographer Pam Tanowitz and soloed with the Charles and Moulton Dance Company. Her music video with Chordless, The Night in Silence, won the “Best Music Video” award at the 2020 Tokyo International Short Film Festival and screened at four other film festivals. Allegra studied with Jeremy Denk and Peter Serkin at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and with Seymour Lipkin and Julian Martin at The Juilliard School.