Pianist Nanette Shannon is an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Originally from New Mexico, she began her career as pianist and harpsichordist for the Orchestra of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. A dedicated performer of every aspect of the repertory, Ms. Shannon has especially distinguished herself as an interpreter of contemporary music. As a member of the Contemporary Music Forum in Washington, D.C. during the 1990’s, she gave premieres of numerous pieces by an international group of composers.
In recent seasons Ms. Shannon has twice soloed with the Mercury Ensemble playing Mozart Concertos as a soloist with the Mercury Ensemble in Denver, and has performed concerts as a member with the Colorado Chamber Players, Front Range Chamber Players, and Parabola Trio; and collaborated with members of the new music group Atomic Clock Music Events for performances in a variety of settings.
In addition to her current position as Adjunct Instructor of Piano at Regis University, Ms. Shannon is a frequent adjudicator for local competitions. She earned her doctorate in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory as a student of Ann Schein, and studied at summer festivals with Brooks Smith, Reginald Stewart, and Jean Barr.