Janice Weber

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My goal as a teacher is to free my students from the need for a teacher. To assist in that thrilling evolution from student to artist is my goal and great joy at Boston Conservatory. 

A summa cum laude graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Janice Weber has been a member of the piano faculty since 1994. Notable solo performances have been at the Wilte House, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, National Gallery of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Boston Symphony Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and Merkin Hall. She has performed with the American Composers Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Civic Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Hilton Head Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic, and Syracuse Symphony with concertos ranging from Beethoven, Henselt, and Stenhammar to Hanson, Kulenovic, and Shostakovich. Her many recordings include Liszt's 1838 Transcendental Etudes, Leo Ornstein's vast Piano Quintet, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, and waltz transcriptions of Friedman, Godowsky, and Rosenthal. Weber has been an adjudicator for the National Endowment for the Arts and has served on juries for the Gilmore Foundation, American Piano Association, Boston and Washington, DC Amateur Pianists competitions, and the Hilton Head Competition. She has given master classes and recitals throughout the United States and China, notably Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Kunming, Changchung, Shenyang, Shenzen, and Xiamen. She is artistic director of South Coast Chamber Music and performs frequently with the Cascabel Trio. Her third novel, Frost the Fiddler, was chosen a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. Weber has produced the tones for Ivory, the worldwide bestselling virtual piano software, and is completing her ninth novel. Students from her diversely talented studio have achieved recognition as recording artists, piano faculty, conductors of major symphony orchestras, jazz pianists, and Broadway conductor/pianists. 

Recent Engagements

  • Performance of Beethoven's complete violin sonatas at the Harvard Musical Association (2011) with Ilya Kaler
  • A Cascade of Roses (2013)—recording includes 22 tracks with "rose" in each title. 
  • Seascapes (2015)—a collection of virtuoso water music, named one of "10 Notable 2015 Piano Releases" by critic Jed Distler.