A biography of Sidney Foster is long overdue. …a valuable contribution to the literature of musicians by gathering in one volume details of an interesting, contributing world-class pianist. (Charles H. Webb, dean emeritus, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music)
… Foster….expanded and illuminated my musical thinking in such a way that it really provided the touchstone for all of my musical growth since. (Carlisle Floyd, foremost librettist and opera composer)
Sidney Foster, an outstanding musical mind and a pianist of supreme artistry, was not only a great pianist and teacher but a truly exceptional human. (Thomas Mastroianni, former dean, Catholic University, and president of the American Liszt Society)
Sidney Foster is one of the elect among concert pianists and musicians of our time. (David Saperton, Curtis Institute of Music; artist, teacher, and concert pianist)
In this collection, we learn how [Sidney Foster] played for the often strident Vengerova at the age of ten[.]...Foster composed now-lost works for a 1940s piano-flute-cello ensemble he performed in with Rene Le Roy and Janos Scholz, and was also a pioneer of prison concerts. He deserves celebration as an unusually thoughtful, innovative keyboard artist. (International Piano Magazine)
About the Author
Her solo and chamber music performances have been in the United States, England, Mexico, Switzerland, and Italy. She has held teaching positions at Del Mar College and Corpus Christi State University (currently Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi), the University of Vermont in Burlington, Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and a one-semester guest artist teaching post at Baylor University in Waco, TX.
Currently, she performs as pianist with the Camerata del Sol Trio. Her recordings are in collaboration with flutist David Aguilar and oboist Evelyn McCarty.