Josephine Gandolfi

Josephine Gandolfi
Josephine Gandolfi, piano, a native of Boston, has lived in the San Francisco Bay area of California since 1978. Vocal accompaniment and chamber music have long been areas of focus in her life as a performer, and her interest in the innovative new music she has encountered in California has led to regular collaboration with other performers of like interest. In addition to her work with Picasso Ensemble, she has enjoyed long-standing associations as pianist/keyboardist with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, with Adesso Ensemble for New Music of San Francisco, with Parallele Ensemble of Santa Cruz and San Francisco, and a twelve year association with Peninsula Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees in piano performance from Cornell University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University, and a Fulbright Diploma from study at the Conservatory of Cologne. Her piano mentors have included Winnifred Harlow, Malcom Bilson, Howard Karp, Gunter Ludwig, and Adolph Baller. She has taught piano at Stanford and U.C.-Santa Cruz and has served as coach-accompanist in the voice department of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Recordings include music by Germaine Tailleferre, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, Darius Milhaud and her brother Michael Gandolfi.