Memorization and Performance Anxiety
Eve Wolf, pianist, teacher, writer, and Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Ensemble for the Romantic Century, has taught piano and coached chamber music in New York City for 25 years, has lectured at The Juilliard School, and currently teaches at Columbia University Teachers College.
In her thirteen seasons with Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Ms. Wolf has written scripts for, performed in, and/or been part of the creative team of over forty original theatrical concert productions in the United States and abroad; most recently, during ERC’s 2012-13 season (Monsters), she wrote and was the featured piano soloist in Jekyll & Hyde and the scriptwriter for Frankenstein: Every Woman’s Nightmare. In 2011 she served as executive artistic director for Seduction, Smoke, and Music a theatrical concert produced in collaboration with IMG Artists that starred Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack and was performed to critical acclaim at the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy.
As an active performing musician as well as a dedicated educator, Ms. Wolf believes that solving memorization problems and other performance issues is integral to developing an idealistic, philosophical approach to artistic careers and to artists’ lives. She is currently working on a book that details the practical solutions that she presents in her workshops and seminars around the world.
Ms. Wolf received a BA in Art History from Columbia University and an MA in Piano Performance from New York University. She studied piano with Seymour Bernstein, Richard Goode, Peter Serkin, and Paul Badura-Skoda, and theory with Carl Schachter and Robert Levin. She joined the Curtis faculty in 2013.