Beth Quimby Fischer lives near Rochester, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree (magna cum laude) in piano from Hope College and a Master of Music degree in piano from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD). Additional studies at the Gnesin School (Moscow), Eastman School of Music (Rochester). Beth maintains a busy private piano studio in Fairport, just outside of Rochester, NY, and is an active member of the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild.
Piano Highlights: Second place winner, Liszt-Garrison Piano Competition, 2006. Guest artist, Hope College Recital Series (2007) and Gala Alumni Concert (2017). Primary studies with Charles Aschbrenner, Ellen Mack and Nancy Roldán. Additional studies and master classes with Katherine Jacobson, Leon Fleisher, Paul Barnes, Sergey Senkov, Frina Archanska Boldt, Jean Barr, and Natalya Antonova. Performances throughout New York State, the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis region, Michigan, Nebraska, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Moscow, Russia.
Appearances with the Annapolis Symphony, the Hope College Symphony and the Peabody Camerata; accompanying credits include the Metropolitan Young Artists' Competition (Washington D.C.), the Gretchen Hood Competition (Arlington, VA), Peabody Conservatory, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Wesleyan University. Former Director of Music, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart (2004-2012). Member of the keyboard faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Hope College's Children’s Performance Troupe.
Professional memberships: American Liszt Society, National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, Rochester Piano Teachers Guild, Delta Omicron, and Pi Kappa Lambda International Honorary Music Fraternity.
Fun facts: I am a busy mom of four kids (ages 19, 14, 10, and 7), two cats, and I run marathons!