Associate Professor of the Practice, Director of Chamber Music Ensemble, Piano
Pianist Sandra Hebert has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in Asia and Europe in recital as soloist, concerto soloist, and collaborative pianist. She appears regularly with the Kalliope Trio, and with her piano-duo partner, Elaine Kwon. A committed proponent of new music, her numerous premiers include the international award-winning Flood Gate by Robert Rowe, and the U.S. premiere of Erland von Koch's Piano Concerto #3. She has recorded for Le Chant du Monde, CRI, ICMC, Juxtab and Arcadian Winds, and has performed frequently on radio and television, including WGBH and WBUR in Boston as well as appearances on the West Coast.
An active teacher, Dr. Hebert has presented concerts and master classes at festivals, conservatories and universities throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe and China. She has served as a competition adjudicator for Boston Conservatory, Brandeis University, Wellesley College, Music Teachers National Association, Massachusetts Music Teachers Association and the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, and was Master Teacher in Residence for two years for the Snohomish Music Teachers Association in Western Washington State. In 1997 she spent a semester in the People's Republic of China as Visiting Artist in Residence at the Conservatory of Music in Wuhan. Her solo and chamber recitals, including the premiere of a new Chinese solo piano work, were received with critical acclaim and were broadcast on Chinese radio and television. She has returned to China several times by invitation, both to teach and for a concert tour throughout the country.
During the summer Dr. Hebert has taught piano and chamber music in Germany as a faculty member of the Music in Regensburg International Academy, and is currently on the piano and chamber music faculty of the International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy.
Winner of numerous prizes and awards for both performance and academics, Dr. Hebert holds a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from Boston University where she studied with Anthony di Bonaventura and Bela Boszormenyi-Nagy. She has taught at MIT, Atlantic Union College, the Longy School of Music of Bard College Conservatory and Preparatory Divisions and at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division. Currently she is an Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Chamber Music and Performance on the Music Department Faculty of Boston College.