Carl Patrick Bolleia

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With performances and/or recordings acclaimed and featured by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Gramophone, New York Classical Review, Fanfare, American Record Guide, Music WebInternational, New York Concert Review and more, Carl Patrick Bolleia has performed throughout the United States, Europe and China including Carnegie Hall Issac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall, (le) poisson rouge, Merkin Hall, NJPAC, Spectrum and Bargemusic. He has recorded on MSR Classics and Composers Concordance labels. He has given presentations on African-American influence in 20th/21st Century Piano Music and Jazz Musicians Writing Concert Music at the 2019 College Music Society National Conference in Vancouver, Northwestern University New Music Conference and the Intersection of Jazz and Classical Piano at West Virginia University. This season includes performances at Spectrum for the Rzewski Festival, Bargemusic for Andrew Rudin’s 80th Birthday, the Górecki Harpsichord Concerto with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, a solo harpsichord and piano recital at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in June 2019, featuring the world premiere of “Let It Shine” by Frederic Rzewski, presented by Si-Yo Music Society Foundation. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from Rutgers University, where he received The Elizabeth Wyckoff Durham Award for Excellence in Piano and Organ and the Arthur G. Humphrey Memorial Prize in Collaborative Piano, the Master of Music in Piano Performance from The City University of New York Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, where he received the Robert Starer Award for the Performance of the Music of a Living Composer, and a Bachelors of Music Education from William Paterson University of New Jersey, where he graduated from The Honors College and received the Outstanding Musician Award, Music Scholar Award, and was a Tami Cotsakos 71’ Scholar and Legacy Scholar. His principal piano studies were with Ursula Oppens, Min Kwon, and Gary Kirkpatrick. Masterclasses and additional studies with pianists including Alan Feinberg, Warren Jones, Fred Hersch, and Nicolas Hodges. Organ studies at Rutgers with Renée Anne Louprette and privately with Vincent Carr. Harpsichord studies with Peter Sykes and Rebecca Cypess. Additional pursuits include the study of sacred music at The Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University and Gregorian Chant at the Wethersfield Institute, and the transcription and arrangement for the 125th Anniversary Promotional Campaign of Dr. Pepper. He serves as Director of Music at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Boonton, NJ.  Dr. Bolleia is on the faculty of Rutgers University and William Paterson University, where he has been acting as coordinator of piano. In September 2019, he will be a candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School.

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