Abe Minzer, earned a master's degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, a doctorate in music at West Virginia University, and taught at Goucher College in Baltimore. He plays concerts throughout the US, and has appeared as piano soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Abe teaches piano, music history and music theory at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Also, Dr. Minzer is on the faculty at Pikes Peak Community College where he teaches Piano, Music Theory, and serves as staff pianist/accompanist. He often performs works of living composers, including world premieres of compositions by Sylvia Hazlerig, Jorge Cardoso, Jim Bosse and Ofer Ben-Amots.
Abe's Classically Alive series has hosted over 100 musicians, providing diverse monthly home concerts, food and drink included. Top musicians of the Pikes Peak region, as well as renowned visiting artists on the national and international scene are featured, encompassing a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary, popular styles, jazz, and world music. http://ClassicallyAlive.com