Ivy Zohra Adrian, pianist, explores classical
repertoire with references drawn from ob-
serving nature’s wonders and boundless
energy.  One can hear the play of wind
rustling leaves in trees and imagine the
cadences borrowed from viewing time
lapsed images of the silent yet com-
plex spiral growth of plants.  Her
main passion is the nexus of dance,
text, and sound, as she improvises
music to reflect movement in ballet
and modern dance performances.  
 
The nuances of color and shape
are translated into sound, a con-
nection expressed in performing
her original compositions as well
as piano works scored by other
artists.  Along with her music, Ivy
has integrated study in the visual
arts as well: flawless calligraphic
design, finely detailed mandalas pen-
ned by hand in colored inks, and del-
icate watercolor landscape miniatures.  
During her years spent teaching children
music, Ms. Adrian coached, wrote, directed
and set designed the annual school musical
productions including performances aptly tit-
led "The Shape of Music" and "Sing A Rainbow".  
 
From Autumn through Spring, she is the pianist for
dance classes at Mark Morris, Rose Academy, and
Marymount Manhattan College.   On Sundays, she plays
organ for church services at St. John's Lutheran Church in
Richmond Hill.  Recent concert venues include the Fraunces
Tavern Museum, Abrazo Interno Gallery, The Gingerbread players
of St. Luke's, The Kitano, and Oxford Space in Fort Greene.  Currently
she is preparing a solo program of French and Spanish music to be per-
formed later this year.
 
Since her concert at Weill Recital in 2004, which showcased a debut of intimate piano
works by Maria Navarro, Ms. Adrian continues to herald modern compositions as part of her bo-
dy of work. In recent years, she has conducted at the piano an opera by Charles David Younger, "The Girl
From Shunem" and has been commissioned to perform yearly the solo works of Mark Kyrkostas. This past December 2013 she was pianist for "Nowell", songs composed by William Ryden, whose joyous ragtime pieces feature in her repertoire as well.  In past collaborations with Concrete Timbre, she played works of Manuela LeChler and Chris Moscato.  Most recently, her own music was performed in "Voices Of Justice And Consanguinity" this past July 2014.  In 2002, renowned composer Mikael Karlsson wrote for her to interpret "Slowest Possible Fade To Black", a monumental piece. 
 
The rich training Ms. Adrian received at Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, European Mozart Academy in Poland, and The Aaron Copland School in New York, she now lovingly shares with her cherished and enthusiastic piano students at her studio in Forest Hills, NY.