About Carol Comune
The music of American pianist and composer, Carol Comune, dances between the serious and the light from traditional and contemporary genres, with strong influences from Impressionism, Romanticism, and her Italian heritage. Her lyricism paired with technical precision has 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 Princeton at Westminster Conservatory of Music, Bristol Chapel and the Nassau Concert Series; 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; and in Palm Beach at Flagler Museum and Kravis Center.
In 1985, the multi-faceted musician, teacher, composer, recording artist and Steinway Artist, founded Elegant Entertainment & Co. (BMI). She also founded Comune Music Press in 2006 to present her music scores. Many of her compositions have been featured at numerous piano festivals, including “Suite for Sleeping Beauty” at the prestigious 30th Annual Contemporary Music for the Young, MA, and premiere performances; “Variations for Piano on O God, Our Help in Ages Past”, Steinway Hall in NYC; “The Nightingale”, based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson in Westminster Conservatory, Princeton, NJ. Ms. Comune’s compositions have been described as, “charming, bold, imaginative, colorful and exceptional”. Ms. Comune was featured as a “Commissioned Composer” 2022 NJMTA (MTNA).
Her albums have received worldwide recognition with over 6 Million listeners, and over 50 Million all-time streams in 92 countries through Spotify. Since 2017, her music has been promoted by her record label from the UK, Double J Music. Her released albums, “Homage”, 2022, and “The Perfect Place to Be”, 2020 were featured on Spotify’s Classical New Releases and Editorial playlist, Classical Piano for her recordings of “Eusebius” from Schumann’s Carnaval; “Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: Variation 14 by Rachmaninoff and “The Little Shepherd” from Debussy’s Children’s Corner. Ms. Comune’s album, “Pastiche”, 2020, and “From the Heart” featuring original piano compositions; “Classically Yours” 2018. Her music is featured on NPR, Pandora, Spotify, Apple iTunes, Amazon, and was showcased on Moving Classics TV in Munich, Germany, 2020.
Carol is a graduate of the NEC, Boston, MA (BM Piano Performance, David Hagan). Graduate studies: Piano Pedagogy, Jean Stackhouse (NEC); Composition, John Felice (NEC); and influential mentors Donald Waxman; the late concert pianist, Anthony di Bonaventura.
Carol has been a member of the Music Teachers National Association for over 33 years and has had an active private studio since 1973. Faculty Member: Honors Music Program-Westminster Conservatory of MusicFormer and Charleston Academy of Music; former faculty: New England Conservatory Prep School; Berklee College of Music, MA, and Palm Beach Atlantic University; Conservatory at Lynn University, FL In 2016; 2017; 2020, Carol was honored with the Steinway Top Teacher Award. Additionally, Carol's students have been recipients of many outstanding achievements. Musical organizations include Music-fest (Rising Talents); The Royal Conservatory Exams; Golden Key; Solo Pianists at Westminster Conservatory: 1st Place and 2nd Place Winners - Weill Hall/ Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall/Kaufmann Center, NYC. Westminster Conservatory’s Annual Achievement Scholarship Competitions and Piano Concerto Competition-1st Place Winner, 2021.
More information about Carol:
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- 1975 - BM Piano Performance - New England Conservatory of Music
- Music Teachers National Association - National
- New Jersey Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State
- Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State