Antoinette Perry, born to professional musicians, gave her first public performance at the age of four. Since then, she has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe and China as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with many of the world’s greatest artists, including John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Ralph Kirshbaum, Ronald Leonard, Brooks Smith, David Shifrin, Gabor Rejto, Henri Temianka, Joaquin Valdepenas, Carol Wincenc, Eugene Fodor and actors Michael York and Walter Matthau. She has performed with members of the American, Chicago, Cleveland, Emerson, Juilliard, Los Angeles, Paganini, Sequoia, and Takacs String Quartets, and also with concertmasters and/or principals of the L.A., New York, Rotterdam and the Hague Philharmonics, the Concertgebau, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Gulbenkian and Zurich Tonhalle Orchestras, the Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto, and San Francisco Symphonies, and the L.A., Orpheus and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras.
Having participated in festivals throughout Europe, China and the U.S., Ms. Perry has been heard often on National Public Radio, the Bravo! Channel and United Airlines’ in-flight programming. Artist-faculty emerita at the Aspen Music School, she performed in over 100 festival concerts during her 25-year tenure there. She has recorded for Crystal Records, Harmonie, Pacific Rainbow, Pacific Serenades, Excelsior (Sam Goody) and Navona.
Le Dauphine Libere has lauded her “irreproachable technique” and “a musical comprehension which could only belong to one of the Greats.” Germaine Vadi of Les Affiches de Grenoble et du Dauphine wrote: “One felt himself to be in the presence of a great pianist—an absolute art of nuance, her subtle touch, and finally her perfect musical understanding, which permits her to assimilate the music of all cultures.”
Distinguishing herself also as a pedagogue, Ms. Perry served for 12 years for the UCLA piano faculty before joining the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music in 1996. She frequently gives master classes and serves as an adjudicator. Former students are enjoying successful careers as performers and pedagogues throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.