The music of American pianist and composer, Carol Comune dances between the serious and the light, the traditional and contemporary, with strong influences from her Italian heritage, Impressionism to Romanticism. Her lyricism paired with technical precision have earned her a reputation as one of today’s premiere pianists, performing extensively throughout the eastern United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She has been a featured artist in Boston at the New England Conservatory of Music, Gardner Museum, Art Complex at Duxbury, and Longfellow National Historic Site; in New York City at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall; in Palm Beach at Flagler Museum and Kravis Center; along with recitals featured on National Public Radio (NPR).
A multi-faceted musician, teacher, composer, recording artist and Steinway Artist. Ms. Comune founded, Elegant Entertainment & Co. (BMI) in 1985, producing eight, critically acclaimed albums ranging from original Contemporary to Classical. Her music is featured on National Public Radio worldwide; online stations such as Pandora, Spotify, Apple iTunes, and Amazon; Enlightened Piano Radio; and Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. Ms. Comune’s music has also been featured on the NBC Today Show.
“Her touch is effortless and masterful, gracefully defying categorization. Her original compositions soften the lines between classical, pop, and ragtime, creating a distinctive style of her own.” – Mainly Piano Review, 2016 .
Carol founded Comune Music Press, dedicated to producing beautiful, imaginative and expressive piano music in the Classical/Contemporary genre and New Age Contemporary genre for the serious student. Her compositions have been described as, “charming,” “bold,” “imaginative and colorful,” and “exceptional.” Her music was featured at the prestigious 30th Annual Contemporary Music – For the Young, Weston,MA; Piano Teachers Forum, NJ; and performances by both professional pianists and students.
Ms. Comune is a faculty member at Westminster Conservatory of Music- Honors Music Program, as a Chamber and Performance Coach, private piano and accompanist and Chester Piano Workshop, NJ. and has maintained active private studios since 1973, from Boston and Palm Beach to the Lehigh Valley. She has served as former faculty in piano, accompanist, and chamber with NEC Prep School, Berklee College of Music, MA and Palm Beach Atlantic University, FL. She is a member of MTNA: NJ, PA, NEPTA; BMI and a Steinway Artist.
Since capturing her attention at age three, Carol Comune continues to be mesmerized by the piano’s sounds, touch. and the ability to express one’s sentiments, passions and love all in one instrument. This early affinity for music led to a scholarship for piano and solfege with alumnus of the Paris Conservatoire, Mme. Yvonne Combe at the French School of Music in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA (BM in Piano Performance with David Hagan). She continued graduate studies in Piano Pedagogy with Jean Stackhouse (NEC); Composition with John Felice (NEC); and influential mentors Donald Waxman; the late concert pianist, Anthony di Bonaventura, a master teacher of international stature; and celebrated Russian teacher Madame Isabelle Vengerova.