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Tenured Full Professor Ret
University of Colorado at Denver
Zoe Erisman, pianist and composer, is a retired Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. Her concertizing career has included two European tours, two tours in China, and solo concerts in Russia, Italy, Germany, England, Turkey, Macedonia, and Mexico. She has performed solo concerts at the Moskow Conservatory and at Wigmore Hall in London. The Orion recording “Zoe Erisman, pianist, plays Shostakovich”
was released in Japan, Israel, Europe and the U.S and received favorable reviews in Ovation and American Record Guide.
Her TV and radio appearances include airplay in U.S., Russia, and China. 1987-1989 she presented the Beethoven Sonata
Cycle with Pressler, Frank, Schein, and Kuerti. Erisman performed 16 of the 32 sonatas including the Hammerklavier.
Ms Erisman’s piano education was primarily under Menahem Pressler at Indiana University.
As a composer she has had a Retrospective of her compositions performed by the Yunnan
Art Institute and the Kunming Symphony, PRC. She premiered Chinese Sketches (piece for
Seven Chinese Instruments) at the Retrospective. Her Quintet for Bassoon and String
Quartet was performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. by the Air Force
Quartet. Protests and Evocation for violin and two pianos was premiered by Earl
Carlyss, Ann Schein, and Erisman. Reflections (Compassionate Tales, Elegy, Protest)
was performed by the Kunming Symphony, China and repeated at the Festival of Women
Composers at Indiana U. of PA.