Joy Cline Phinney


Pianist Joy Cline Phinney, a native of Boulder, Colorado, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals across the United States and in Europe. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano from The Juilliard School, where she studied with William Masselos, Adele Marcus, and Samuel Sanders, and a Doctor of Ensemble Arts from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Ellen Mack and Robert McDonald.

Joy has collaborated in chamber music concerts, recording projects, and radio and television programs with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others, and for two decades has appeared annually with headlined artists on the Faculty Showcase concerts at the Sarasota (Florida) Music Festival.

Some of the distinguished artists with whom she has collaborated are James Buswell, Lynn Chang, Marylou Speaker Churchill, Timothy Cobb, Karen Gomyo, Timothy Eddy, Anthony Elliot, Emmanuel Feldman, Vanessa Holroyd, Amadi Azikiwe, Juliette Kang, Alex Kerr, Julie Landsman, Ron Leonard, Lucia Lin, Phillippe Muller, Peter Stumpf, Richard Svoboda, Ann Hobson Pilot, Alan Vogel, Carol Wincenc, William Winstead, Owen Young, and Rebecca Young.

Some of her recent performances include a return engagement with members of the New York Philharmonic on the Hall Chamber Music Series, concerts and master classes with New York Philharmonic Assistant Principal violist Rebecca Young at Stanford and Seattle Universities, a recital with cellist Emmanuel Feldman at the Sevenars Concert Series, and performances as a faculty member at the Easton Chamber Music Festival. Other concert
highlights include performances with Boston Symphony members Lucia Lin and Owen Young on the “Andrew Wolfe” Concert Series; a two-part concert series entitled “El Violin Hispano” at the Tsai Performing Arts Center at Boston University with violinists Miguel Perez-Espejo Cardenas and Hsin-Lin Tsai; and collaborations with Clive Greensmith, cello, and Gail Williams, french horn, at the Sarasota Music Festival.

Joy’s CD credits include two collaborations with Emmanuel Feldman, “Our American Roots: Music for Cello and Piano” (Delos), and “Rider on the Plains” (Albany Records), which was nominated for a 2008 Grammy award for Best Producer.

Joy made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall with cellist Joshua Gordon. She served as the first Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Director of the Arts Program at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies in Queenstown, Maryland, and was the inaugural artist in the Tillett Gardens “Arts Alive” concert series in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Whim House Historical Museum series in St. Croix.