Emily Albano, pianist, has performed around the United States and in Rome, Italy. Her orchestral credits include solo appearances with the DePaul University Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in Chicago; the Niles Symphony, the Elmhurst Symphony, and the New Philharmonic. Critic Edward Barry praised her “flair and confidence” and Ralph Blauvelt noted her restraint yet energy and “crisp articulation.” She has appeared in many solo venues including the Myra Hess Series, the Koscziuzko Foundation, Citicorp Center, the American Landmarks Festival Series and the New York Public Library and has won prizes in such competitions as the Steinway Auditions, American Music Scholarship Association competition, national Catholic Music Educators’ Association Competition, and New York Federation of Music Clubs Competition. She also won the Maria Guerra Judelson Prize while studying at the Juilliard School where she received the Bachelor of Music degree in 1979 and the Master of Music degree in 1980. Miss Albano has been featured on radio stations WFMT-FM, Chicago and WNYC, New York. Her teaching career includes such schools as the Harlem School of the Arts (1979-80), Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts (1981-86), and New York University (1985-88). She has also worked at Town Hall (1991-93) and the Metropolitan Opera (1993-94). Emily Albano has been a member of Mu Phi Epsilon and Musicians Club of Women in Chicago since 1976. In Mu Phi, with composer Judith Sainte Croix, she produced several concerts, performed in the New York City Public Schools, and performed the world premieres of Miss Sainte Croix’s
Kachina Piano Prelude and Vision I as well as the benefit hosted by Estelle Parsons (1993-94). Miss Albano was a winner of the Farwell Award given by the Musicians Club of Women in Chicago in 1976 and 1983. She also served as a substitute on a program sponsored by the Phillipine Apostolate in Brooklyn, NY (1994).